A building that housed a neighborhood store in Endicott's Little Italy section is about to be demolished.

This faded sign appears on the Watson Boulevard side of the old Tedeschi's Market building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

The old Tedeschi's Market on Odell Avenue had been a fixture on the North Side of the village for many years. The place has been vacant since the family-owned shop closed a few decades ago.

Mayor John Bertoni said the abandoned building is expected to be torn down on April 26. He said the demolition had been expected to get underway earlier this month but asbestos issues delayed the work.

All Around Excavating of Johnson City has been hired to remove the structure.

The property is owned by John Seliga. The Town of Union Local Development Corporation in November approved a $50,000 loan to Seliga for the demolition project.

Seliga has indicated part of the site may be used to create an "expanded outdoor venue" for Antonio's Bar and Trattoria. Other uses also could be considered for the property.

Bertoni said no new structures are planned for the site.

Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

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