Bangor’s Coffee Pot comes down

The gutted interior of the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor, just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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The gutted interior of the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor, just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Posted May 03, 2010, at 8:34 p.m.
An exterior view of the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor, just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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An exterior view of the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor, just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Dan Gagnon, maintenance supervisor of the Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor, boards up the front entrance to the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor-- just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. Gagnon said the site will become an empty grass-covered lot. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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Dan Gagnon, maintenance supervisor of the Phillips-Strickland House in Bangor, boards up the front entrance to the now-closed Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor-- just hours before it was demolished Monday, May 3, 2010. Gagnon said the site will become an empty grass-covered lot. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Skip Rist (center) of Bangor, owner of his now-closed Coffee Pot, talked with long-time friend Jack Clisham (left) of Orono as they and others watched the Tuesday morning demolition of the building where Rist and his crew served up their savory sandwich for many years. &quotIt is closure. There's no going back now," said Rist who closed the shop at the end of 2009. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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Skip Rist (center) of Bangor, owner of his now-closed Coffee Pot, talked with long-time friend Jack Clisham (left) of Orono as they and others watched the Tuesday morning demolition of the building where Rist and his crew served up their savory sandwich for many years. "It is closure. There's no going back now," said Rist who closed the shop at the end of 2009. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Skip Rist (center) of Bangor, owner of the now-closed Coffee Pot, reflects on his many years at the Coffee Pot on State Street in Bangor. Rist and others watched the Tuesday morning demolition of the building where he and his crew served up their savory sandwich. &quotIt is closure. There's no going back now," said Rist who closed the shop at the end of 2009. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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Skip Rist (center) of Bangor, owner of the now-closed Coffee Pot, reflects on his many years at the Coffee Pot on State Street in Bangor. Rist and others watched the Tuesday morning demolition of the building where he and his crew served up their savory sandwich. "It is closure. There's no going back now," said Rist who closed the shop at the end of 2009. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Joel Butler, owner of Holden-based J.E. Butler LLC, uses an excavator to raze the former Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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Joel Butler, owner of Holden-based J.E. Butler LLC, uses an excavator to raze the former Coffee Pot sandwich shop on State Street in Bangor Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
Standing in front of Boyd Place where he lives, Thomas Mogan, 87, turns his head away from the demolition dust as as workers with Holden-based J.E. Butler LLC tear down the now-closed Coffee Pot building Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010. Mogan, and other Coffee Pot fans watched demolition of the building where Skip Rist and his crew served up their savory Coffee Pot sandwich for many years. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS
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Standing in front of Boyd Place where he lives, Thomas Mogan, 87, turns his head away from the demolition dust as as workers with Holden-based J.E. Butler LLC tear down the now-closed Coffee Pot building Tuesday morning, May 4, 2010. Mogan, and other Coffee Pot fans watched demolition of the building where Skip Rist and his crew served up their savory Coffee Pot sandwich for many years. BANGOR DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY JOHN CLARKE RUSS

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