Demolition for the future

Gene Hamman, director of operations for FD Neal Construction Ltd., of Woodstock, demolishes an early 1900s house beside Rockingham Co-op in Strasburg on Wednesday evening, while Roland Palmer, of Strasburg, watches from his motorcycle. Demolition of the house, which is also owned by the Harrisonburg-based business, will allow the retail business to upgrade its entrance and pave the parking lot. The new store is also adding a 5,000-square-foot warehouse and a 5,500-square-foot Ace Hardware store. The upgrades are targeted to be completed by Sept. 1. Rich Cooley/Daily
The remainder of the house falls. Rich Cooley/Daily