POSTED: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 6:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:50pm
Longview, Texas (KETK) — The demolition process of what many consider and "eye-sore" began Tuesday morning in Longview.
The old hotel and abandoned gas station on the corner of Estes Parkway and Interstate 20 has been vacant for many years.
The Longview Economic Development Corporation purchased the property for $1 million and are spending nearly $800,000 to demolish it.
Although there are no offical plans, as of yet, for new development Mayor Jay Dean says this has been a long time coming and it will be a taxpayer investment into the city.