Inside the former carpet store shortly before demolition began on April 20, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

An abandoned store in the Town of Union that had been vacant for nearly ten years is finally being removed.

The entrance to the old store before the walls came tumbling down on April 20, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]

People who live and work in the neighborhood near the former Warehouse Carpet Outlet building at 3100 Watson Boulevard say they're glad the structure is coming down.

Asbestos was removed from the structure last week and demolition crews started tearing down the building on Wednesday.

LCP Group of Vestal was hired for the project, which is expected to be complete within a few days.

The building owner, Thomas Mazzanoble of Binghamton, could not be reached to discuss what is planned for the property.

Neighborhood residents say the building had housed a supermarket for decades before it was used as a carpet store.

Demolition work at the Watson Boulevard site on April 21, 2016. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.