PHOTO GALLERY: Former R-J bulding demolished, changing downtown landscape

PHOTO GALLERY: Former R-J bulding demolished, changing downtown landscape

Record-Journal


MERIDEN — The city’s downtown landscape is forever changed. Besides the foundation, the former Record-Journal building on Crown Street has been demolished.

The city purchased the building, constructed in 1905, from the Record-Journal in May 2014 for $495,000. The newspaper moved operations in 2016 to 500 S. Broad St. The city has selected the Michaels Organization to replace the building with an 81-unit mixed income development with apartments and townhouses.

“Thousands of employees have worked out of this building and produced over 45,000 editions of our local newspaper,” said Eliot White, publisher and president of the Record-Journal, said during a ceremony in May. “It’s with no regrets, a little sadness and great optimism for the future that we say goodbye to 11 Crown St. It has served us well. We wish great success to the Michaels Organization on this project and to the city of Meriden.”


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