Contractors start demolition of former Napoli
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
Contractors have started the demolition of the former three-story Napoli Luncheonette building, 54 Mauch Chunk Street, in Tamaqua. The building was sold to Day Job Property Management on June 20, 2012, for $25,000 from previous owner Tamaqua Real Estate No. 3 Corporation. Attorney Jeff Bonacci said the building will be deconstructed rather than demolished with the first and second floors done by hand. He added that any artifacts discovered during the razing process were turned over to the Tamaqua Historical Society Museum. Bonacci represents Day Job Property Management of Tilghman Street, Allentown, owner of the adjacent Hess Window building and Tamaqua Tobacco Outlet parcel and storefront. The lot created by the demolition of the building will provide a potential future expansion of the neighboring Hess Window complex. Hess Window occupies the former site of Kennedy Pharmacy.