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Spring Street Demolition

From the Images Cinema blog:

The Hopkins Funeral Home is being demolished today. Also on the list to be demolished this week, the former Subway / Purple Pub building. hopkins

If anyone will be taking pictures of the Purple Cow in its last days of existence or during demolition, please post in this thread.

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#1 Comment By 1980 On March 30, 2009 @ 4:48 pm

What is going up in its place?

#2 Comment By JeffZ On March 30, 2009 @ 5:16 pm


This is somewhat dated in terms of what is going into the spaces. Subway is opening elsewhere on spring street, and from the sounds of things, the pub will NOT be opening in this building (which is an outright travesty if true, and I am curious if anyone knows the story on that) and instead will reopen, if ever, when the former Subway/Pub building is replaced. Pub was supposed to reopen several years ago at this point so this is really a shame. Given the amount of vacant space in the Hopkins building, none of which is accounted for to date (I believe) seems like the perfect spot for a renovated P.Pub …

#3 Comment By JeffZ On March 30, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

#4 Comment By Parent ’12 On March 31, 2009 @ 9:56 am

What did the demolished building look like?

There’s a short description here, as well as a few more details about what’s being demolished & what’s going in.


As a side note, I have a question about The Perfect Blend. I remember it & wondered whether it became Tunnel City, i.e. same management, etc.

#5 Comment By JeffZ On March 31, 2009 @ 10:32 am

Thanks for posting that link Parent. Wow, great news — the Pub IS going in into the Funeral Home building after all. Can’t wait to check out the reopened Pub. And I’m glad the burnt-out Subway building will be green space. Spring Street can only support a few new businesses at once, especially in this climate … makes sense to phase the openings in and there is still plenty of space left in the forthcoming Paresky building that will house the Pub. Not many small towns are seeing economic development right now; glad Williamstown is among them and, in particular, that the Pub will finally be returning …

As for Tunnel City, I believe that it and The Perfect Blend coexisted for awhile, so I am fairly certain that they feature different management …