The former Beachcomber Restaurant at 0 Prince Street in Old Town, Alexandria was demolished earlier this morning, July 12, 2016. Demolition crews stated “the building fell in an hour and 15 minutes and that once the main beam was removed that was all she wrote”.
Demolishing the former Beachcomber restaurant building sets the groundwork for construction of the new Old Dominion Boat Club headquarters.
Below are a few photos of what is left of the Beachcomber restaurant rubble:
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For a good article on the history of 0 Prince Street you can click on the link to an article by the Office of Historic Alexandria: “O Prince Street: A Timeline”
Demolition is complete and the new boat club is set for groundbreaking. If you haven’t seen the renditions of the new boat club then check out this OTP article by Jennifer: Mock -up Drawings of the “New” Old Dominion Boat Club.