Today's demolition is part of an ongoing project to tear down abandoned properties in the Pretzel City.
Mayor Jim Gitz says it's a vital step to enhancing the city's image. "It's important that we not let these eyesores sit here, unattended to, as an attractive nuisance, as an invitation to crime and as a statement that our city doesn't care" said Gitz. "[Those] are negative messages, none of which are true."
Freeport has already demolished nearly 30 buildings within the past year.