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Demolition crews work on the site of the former Ace Appliance building at the corner of Meriden Avenue and Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington, Tuesday, February 25, 2014. Ace Appliance is now located at 69 West Main St. in Plantsville.     |  Dave Zajac / Record-Journal

Former appliance building demolished in Southington


SOUTHINGTON — Construction crews have finished demolishing the former Ace Appliance building at the corner of Meriden Avenue and the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike.

It’s unclear if there are any plans to build something on the site. Lou Perillo, the town’s Economic Development Coordinator, said he wasn’t aware of any businesses planning to move onto the corner.

Art Secondo, president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce, also said he hasn’t heard of anyone moving in.

The building was demolished last week by LaRosa Construction of Meriden.

On June 25, 2008 a fire damaged the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike building and caused firefighters to deem the showroom unsafe. A Fire Department investigation into the fire’s cause was closed without result.

The company remained open at the location for service calls. Ace Appliance is now located at 69 West Main St. in Plantsville.

John Dell, an Ace Appliances counter salesman, said after the fire the company moved into the house next door. The house and the building were owned by the same man, who Dell said put the properties up for sale.

Ace Appliances moved to Plantsville, but Dell said it suffered after losing a prime location on the corner of two major roads.

“Nobody comes in like over there,” he said.

After the fire, area residents complained about the dilapidated state of the boarded-up showroom. Dell said the property owner, not the company, was responsible for the building’s condition.

According to the town assessor’s office, Cugino Property Management LLC owns the land. A Winding Ridge Road address is listed for the owner, David Carabetta. His lawyer, Edward Lang of Middletown, did not return calls Monday.

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