By Dave Mager, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

BOSTON (CBS) – Some see it as an eyesore, others see it as a link to a small town’s past.

Demolition work on the landmark Falk’s Market in Plainville started Friday, and will continue next week. Once considered a centerpiece of life in downtown Plainville, the prominent location of the dilapidated building, at the crossing of Rte. 1A and Bacon St., is considered by many residents and business owners to be a hindrance to economic development.

The author of the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, Jeff Kinney, lives in Plainville and recently acquired the property for the community’s sake. He’s had to explain to residents who’ve argued that the market should be preserved that the building was in extreme disrepair, and could not be saved.

Kinney tells WBZ’s Dave Mager that the new structure at Plainville’s only downtown stoplight will be an iconic-looking 3-story building with a store– possibly a coffee shop or bookstore– downstairs, and community space upstairs.

Listen to the interview

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