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King Street Center Demolished, Making Way for New Building

It's a full-time preschool and after school program that takes in 100 kids a week.
BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Hallways walked by hundreds of kids in the last 2 decades were torn down today.

The King St. Center is being demolished to make way for a brand new facility to be built right in its place.

It's a full-time preschool and after school program that takes in 100 kids a week.

Directors say the building was falling apart and running out of room.

“It's exciting but it's a little sad,” said Kelli Shonter, King St. Center Development Director. “We have murals that we're watching come down. It's part of our history but we're really excited about what it will be like a year from now."

Construction will begin immediately following demolition.

The new building will have 10,000 extra square feet. It could open as soon as early 2015.

But the Center still needs to raise $300,000 to reach its $4.7 million fundraising goal.

 


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