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Greensburg Main Street building demolished to make way for jewelry store expansion

Jacob Tierney
| Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 6:39 p.m.
An excavator shovels rubble into a dump truck on South Main Street in Greensburg Thursday, July 19, 2018. A brick building formerly owned by the Greensburg YMCA was demolished to make room for the expansion of neighbor Beeghly and Co. Jeweler.
An excavator shovels rubble into a dump truck on South Main Street in Greensburg Thursday, July 19, 2018. A brick building formerly owned by the Greensburg YMCA was demolished to make room for the expansion of neighbor Beeghly and Co. Jeweler.
A brick building formerly owned by the Greensburg YMCA was demolished Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Next-door neighbor Beeghly and Co. Jeweler plans to build a 1,500 square-foot extension on the site.
A brick building formerly owned by the Greensburg YMCA was demolished Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Next-door neighbor Beeghly and Co. Jeweler plans to build a 1,500 square-foot extension on the site.

Workers demolished a brick building on South Main Street this week, preparing the site for the expansion of a Greensburg jewelry store.

Beeghly and Co. will build a $500,000, 1,500 square-foot extension, doubling the size of its jewelry store.

The demolished building used to house the Greensburg YMCA’s Specialized Program for Alternative Respite Care, which closed in 2012. It was used by the YMCA for student housing until last year, when Beeghly and Co. bought it for $100,000.

Demolition wraps up next week and construction begins soon, according to Chief Financial Officer Amy Beeghly.

The store will mostly remain open for its normal business hours during construction, but it may need to close for a few days at some point, Amy Beeghly said.

It is unknown when work will be completed.

The expanded jewelry store will be eligible for a tax break under Greensburg’s G-Fund program.

The program, created in 2015 , allows property owners to keep 25 percent of the taxes they would normally pay on improvements they make to commercial or industrial properties for 10 years. They pay 10 percent in taxes as normal and pay 65 percent into a fund that supports the Greensburg Community Development Corporation.

Beeghly and Co. opened in Greensburg in 1997.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, jtierney@tribweb.com or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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