The National Corvette Museum Foundation acquired the former Country Hearth Inn at 395 Corvette Drive, in order to create a nicer campus. There are no immediate plans to develop the property, according to a press release from the museum.
“The demolition of the structure adds to the beautification of the National Corvette Museum campus and also allows us to support our community by providing training space to our local fire department and ensuring proper recycling of building materials to help to protect our environment. said Sharon A. Brawner, President and CEO of the National Corvette Museum. “The Museum is proud to collaborate on this project with the Bowling Green Fire Department, the International Center and Scott and Ritter.
Prior to the demolition of the existing structure, the Bowling Green Fire Department will use the vacant building for various forms of training in multi-level structures. The training began on September 29, the statement said.
“The Bowling Green Fire Department is grateful for the opportunity to use the acquired structure, Country Hearth Inn, from the National Corvette Museum,” said Katie McKee, Public Information Officer, Bowling Fire Department Green. “The structures acquired bring great value to BGFD. We intend to take this opportunity to improve our service to the community through several staff training scenarios over the next three days. “
The National Corvette Museum and Scott and Ritter decided to make demolition more environmentally friendly by recycling concrete and other materials. Members of the Bowling Green High School basketball team removed furniture, appliances and various items that were donated to the International Center, the statement said.
“During demolition, all recyclable materials will be removed and recycled,” said Larkin Ritter of Scott and Ritter. “It takes more work in the separation process, but it saves volume in the landfill and helps protect our environment. The inert material, brick, concrete, etc., will also be separated from the more harmful materials and will be transformed into a mineral aggregate and reused.
Demolition begins at 6 a.m. Monday and is expected to take up to eight days, weather permitting, according to the museum’s statement.