Fire-ravaged antique store demolished

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Demolition workers razed the fire-damaged Reflections Antique Emporium building earlier this month, after the town ruled that it was beyond repair. Town Building Commissioner Robert Egan said the century-old, wood-frame structure in West Corner — where Cohasset, Hull, and Hingham meet — was unsafe after fire ripped through it on Feb. 12. “The insurance had lapsed so the money isn’t there to rebuild it,” Egan said. He said he town will pay for the demolition, and put a lien on the property to recover the cost of approximately $20,000. The owner of the antique store was selling the building and was close to passing papers before the fire occurred in the landmark building on Jerusalem Road, officials said.

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