Laurel Theatre Faces Demolition
BRIDGETON, NJ — The Laurel Theatre, which has been closed for over 25 years, will most likely be demolished sometime in May, according to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“It’s not in danger of falling down. It’s just a wreck,” said Ewing, who said he had been pushing the building’s demolition for years. “It’s an eyesore in the middle of town.”
Since 2001, Bridgeton’s historic downtown area has been radically altered by fire and demolition, pushing Bridgeton towards redeveloping — not restoring — much of its downtown. In fact, current plans call for a $10 million development known as Riverwalk Plaza, which will include a shopping center, apartments, and ampitheater.