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On Monday morning, a crew from Regional Environmental Demolition (R.E.D.) tore down 744, 746 and 748 Center St. – the sites of an early morning fire on Nov. 30 that shuttered The Vintage Barber, Soully Created and Sue’s Frame of Mind. A second-floor dwelling was torn down, too.
As part of their firefighting efforts, first responders from Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 and a half-dozen supporting companies had to break glass, pull off siding, cut into the roof and pump in copious amounts of water to quench the blaze and stop it from spreading any farther.
Remediation experts and members of the Village of Lewiston soon deemed the remaining roofing dangerous, and condemned the building.
Per its website, the Niagara Falls-based R.E.D. specializes in demolition and asbestos abatement.