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Old Maxway building to be demolished

Posted: August 13, 2013 4:55 p.m.
Updated: August 14, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Sometime in mid-September, the old Maxway building -- vacant for more than a decade at the northwest corner of Broad and Rutledge streets in Camden -- will be gone. Demolition will begin during the next few days.

In a press release issued Monday, the city of Camden announced its intention to demolish the building. It said Camden City Council “seized the opportunity” to purchase the building earlier this year in its continuing effort to improve the appearance of downtown Camden.

“Many businesses downtown have participated in the city’s façade grant program to make improvements to their buildings,” city officials said in the release. “The city seeks to continue these efforts of improving the downtown by demolishing this building that sits directly across from the historic clock tower.”

Officials said that, due to the size and location of the building, the south end of Commerce Alley (the intersection of Rutledge Street) will be closed on approximately 10 different days during the period of mid-August to mid September. The city has already contacted the merchants to discuss deliveries and keep them informed about the demolition. 

“The city asks the public for their cooperation and patience during this process as the City improves downtown Camden,” officials said, adding that anyone with questions or concerns should contact City Building Official/Zoning Administrator John Burns at 432-2421.


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