CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – It’s likely there will continue to be a large vacant lot on East Main Street following the demolition of the former Chrysler-Dodge building on March 22.

The building formerly housed Clarion Chrysler until it was acquired by Clarion Ford Chrysler Jeep Ram and relocated to a new building for all of the dealerships on the site of the former Clarion BI-LO (Riverside for our older readers) located along Route 322 across from Pizza Pub.

Theron Miles of Terra Works said there was a simple reason for the demolition: “We were contracted to tear it down because the building was worn out. The lot will remain empty for now.”

Todd Colosimo, Clarion Borough Treasurer and Project Coordinator confirmed the status of the lot.

“The only permit we’ve issued is the demo permit and nothing else,” said Colosimo. “As far as we know, nothing more is going on with that lot and we haven’t issued any other permit for it.”

Demolition permits in Clarion Borough are typically issued to the property owner, and the owner secures a contractor for the demolition. In this case, Terra Works received the demolition permit, and Terra Works is not the owner of the building.

(Photos by Dave Cyphert of ProPoint Media Photography.)