The Molson Brewery building - a historic Edmonton landmark that has been standing since 1913 - is slated for demolition this month.
Next week, the building will be torn down to make way for new retail and residential development. The north, south and portions of the east walls will be rebuilt for the new development and will include some bricks from the brewery building located at 104 Avenue and 121 Street.
“The demolition permit was conditional on the walls of the historic Molson Brewery building being incorporated into the new development,” said David Holdsworth, the principal heritage planner with the City of Edmonton, in a news release.
Holdsworth added that the demolition will allow for things like an underground parkade and for the larger brewery tanks to be removed from the building.
The tower portion of the Molson Brewery will remain standing but the details for the final design incorporating the tower are still under negotiation.