Demolition begins on former KDLH Broadcast Center

By KBJR News 1

Demolition begins on former KDLH Broadcast Center

May 14, 2014 Updated May 14, 2014 at 5:38 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Demolition of the former KDLH Broadcast Center in Duluth has begun, to make room for the new Maurice's headquarters.

The 6-8 week demolition process began last week with McGough construction workers disconnecting utility and gas lines inside the building.

Maurice's spokespeople say backhoes will be coming in over the next few weeks with "munchers" taking bites out of the concrete, eventually knocking the building down.

Demolition will begin with the KDLH studio building and then move to the Palladio Building.

Spokespeople say the demolition should not impact traffic to any great extent.

"We are keeping two lanes open, for example, on Superior Street. We've had meetings with some of the local neighbors, and we have kind of a construction update that goes out weekly to those directly impacted just so that we can be good neighbors and citizens and keep people informed of what's happening during this process," said Laura Sieger, director of communications for Maurice's.

The project is expected to be complete in the Spring of 2016.