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Vacant Bel Air BB&T building will meet wrecking ball soon

Vacant Bel Air BB&T building will meet wrecking ball soon

A piece of Bel Air's history will be turned to rubble when the old Branch Banking and Trust building in downtown Bel Air is demolished later this winter. The building is one of the survivors of the great Bel Air fire on Groundhog Day 1972 that destroyed the buildings along Main Street between the bank and the Boyd and Fulford Drugs building. The Town of Bel Air purchased the 0.19-acre lot containing the vacant bank building, along with a quarter-acre parking lot, for more $1,032,400 in August with plans to tear down the building and turn it into a 33-space metered parking lot. Originally, the Commercial & Savings Bank, most of the 19,700-square-foot building to be torn down was...

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