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Lee Center demolition: before and after

January 26, 2011 - 10:15 AM
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The Lee Center shopping center is coming down to make way for new apartments. (Photo: TBD Staff)

At the Lee Center shopping center — formerly occupied by such venerated establishments as the Royal Lee karaoke bar and Dan Kain Trophies — what was there as recently as last week is now gone.

Crews have made a big dent in demolishing the large shopping center on Pershing Drive just west of U.S. Route 50, which is slated for a large apartment complex being developed by Equity Residential.

Dan Kain Trophies moved out of the center late last year, and Eastern Carryout, the final food establishment in the end building that was holding on, has moved into a building across the street.

More photos, including a "before" shot, after the jump.


Lee Center
The remnants of Lee Center, a few weeks before demolition. (Photo: TBD Staff)


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Piles of scrap metal from the demolition. (Photo: TBD Staff)
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The new apartments will back up to the existing Sheffield Court apartments. (Photo: TBD Staff)
Lee Center Demolition
The trophy store section of the building is the next to go. (Photo: TBD Staff)

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