Demolition of the Anchor Brewing Co Building
Dan Speicher | For Valley News Dispatch
A crew from Schaaf Excavating of Pittsburgh, works on demolishing the old Anchor Brewery building along East Sixth Avenue in Brackenridge, on Thursday February 5, 2015.
Most of the old brick building along Sixth Avenue lay in rubble Thursday, including a portion of the exterior wall where traces of paint bearing the brewery’s logo could be seen against the faded red brick. It’s a shame, said Jim Desmone, the borough building inspector who condemned the property last year. In 1980, the building was bought by Krishnan and Bhanumathi Pandalai, who used it for their water-based paint manufacturing company, Pandalai Coatings .The Pandalais used the four-story, 24,000 square-foot brick structure as a warehouse and storage facility and operated the business out of an adjacent house and a brick building behind it. Desmone, who has an interest in craft breweries, said he hoped to stumble upon a souvenir from the old brewery before its demolition, but came up empty-handed.