East Syracuse landmark to be demolished

The former Fremont Lanes building in East Syracuse will soon be torn down due to unsafe structural conditions.

After its closing last year, owner Jay Piraino sold the plot to GTO Properties, an East Syracuse-based company that also owns neighboring businesses Giant Auto, Trapper's Pizza Pub and Superior Seal and Paving.

Greg Rialdi, co-owner of the company, said the process could take months. First, asbestos needs to be removed and permits are required for demolition.

"Ideally, we would take it down on Monday," he said.

Preliminary plans are in the works for new construction, but Rialdi would not discuss them at this point. He emphasized the new concept would be done with nothing short of integrity and will be a tremendous asset to the community.

"When we bought this, we did not realize the impact this bowling alley had on the community," he said.

Rialdi is an East Syracuse resident who established his livelihood there as well.

"I want what's best for this area," he said. "I love the area. I'm never moving."

Brzostek's was hired through GTO Properties and held an auction at the site Jan. 7, auctioning off the entire inside inventory.

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