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April 3, 2007

Remaining Rocky Point Buildings To Be Demolished

Warwick, RI -- After a dangerous fire last October the remaining structures at the former Rocky Point Amusement Park will be demolished this month.

The announcement comes from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Rhode Island district office and the City of Warwick. Together they've hired a firm to oversee the demolition of the buildings at the property.

The SBA had petitioned the U.S. District Court seeking permission to remove buildings on the former midway for safety reasons.

The petition was filed at the request of city of officials after several fires occurred at the abandoned amusement park. The court granted permission on January 24.

The city's building inspector will determine which structures are to be demolished.

"The buildings and other structures at Rocky Point have been a concern for some time," said Mayor Scott Avedisian.

Rocky Point Amusement Park last operated in 1995 and the park filed for bankruptcy in 1996.

The demolition work is to be completed by the end of April.

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