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Vacant former night club on Erie Blvd. in DeWitt to be demolished

DEWITT (WSYR-TV) - From "The Scene" to the "Country Club" and "Uncle Sam's", you can tell how old someone is by the name they have for the long-vacant night club on the corner of Erie Blvd. and Bridge St. in DeWitt. 

Fond memories of nights out partying and dancing were made in the building, which has been closed for a consistent basis for nearly 15 years. 

The building's owner Grazi Zazzara says he plans on demolishing it by the end of March. 

Zazzara has owned the building for nearly ten years, but the lack of direct access from Erie Blvd. has made it difficult to lease.

He plans to construct an entrance from Bridge Street once the building is torn down. 

"Time goes on," Zazzara said during an inside tour of the building with NewsChannel 9. "I’d love to put a bar back in here, but it’s just not feasible anymore. What you could do 30 or 40 years ago is a lot different than what you could do now.  

He says a chain restaurant or a mix of retail and commercial space will likely be built on the lot. 

"This was the bar of bars," Zazzara said. "There was never a better bar in the city of Syracuse. It was great, but time for it to move on."

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