Traveler's Lodge demolition begins


March 11, 2021

Charity Smith/Daily Globe

Workers from Greg's Towing in Ironwood, and Greg Kuklinski, owner of Greg's Towing, salvage a section of the Traveler's Lodge motel in Bessemer on Wednesday morning. Kuklinski told the Daily Globe that he is not sure what he will do with the building, but will probably sell it. The motel is being demolished to make way for a Dollar General store, which is schedule to open late summer.


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BESSEMER - Demolition of the Traveler's Lodge in Bessemer began Wednesday morning. The motel and its property was purchased late last year by Dollar General, which plans to build a store there on U.S. 2 on the east end of the city.

Workers with Angelo Luppino Construction started the demolition process early Wednesday morning, according to Paul Luppino of the company.

Luppino said they were taking trees down as part of clearing the site and plan to demolish the motel units beginning today.

On Wednesday, Greg Kuklinski, owner of Greg's Towing in Ir...

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