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Crews Tearing Down Track 29

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- A longtime Yakima landmark will soon be a pile of rubble.

Crews are demolishing Track 29 in downtown Yakima after a long, drawn out battle between developers and the community.

All the businesses in Track 29 moved out several months ago.

The last was Russillo's Pizza and Gelato, which just opened a new restaurant across the street in the Old Train Depot.

One business owner near Track 29 tells us he is sad to see it go, but knows it's time for something new.

"It's had its day, I was here when it first opened, and it's been a growing concern for a while.  It's time for something new," said the owner of Coffee Cravings, John Higdon.

The project manager said crews have started tearing down the old train buildings and will be putting in a parking lot.

He said the construction should be finished soon, and crews are working quickly to get everything finished in just a couple months.

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