Students, University officials and representatives of local print and television media outlets gathered May 8 to witness the demolition of a landmark: the Norwood Café. The bar, known fondly to many current and former students as “The Woods,” was taken down, along with a number of houses on Cleneay Avenue, to make way for the construction of the Xavier Square development. Groundbreaking for that project is scheduled to take place before the end of the year.
This phase of demolition on the site follows on the heels of the April implosion of the Zumbiel Packaging facility. Material from the Zumbiel building is being recycled as the site is cleared. As of April 30, workers recycled more than 37,000 tons of brick, concrete, asphalt and steel.