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The end of an era: DeWitt nightclub demolished

The end of an era: DeWitt nightclub demolished

The former DeWitt Country Club and Dance Club is now just a pile of rubble.

The building which sits at the corner of Erie Boulevard and Bridge Street has been empty for more than a decade, and now the owner of the property is trying to attract a chain restaurant.

It went by different names - Uncle Sams, Suburban Park, The Country Club, but for decades it was the place.

Sitting at the corner of Erie Boulevard and Bridge Street it brought up and coming bands like the Police and Pat Benetar to DeWitt in the 70's. Now the mirrored walls are coming down.

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Dave Mousaw came by for a last look at his old hangout.

"People have a lot of memories and stuff like that. I'm going to miss it," Dave said.

He even hoped to have a memento to remember the good times.

"To have a brick or something like that for a memory," Dave explained.

However, due to asbestos contamination concerns, the demolition crew had to turn him down.

The club building has been empty for years and has been falling apart at the seems.

Mousaw had hoped maybe someone would restore it and bring it into the modern era, but now he accepts his memories are all he will have left.

Although, the site may not be vacant for long. It sits at one of the busiest intersections on Erie Boulevard and the owner plans to put in either a new retail or restaurant location.


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