CRACKING the Golden Egg moved one step closer yesterday as workers began preparing the building for demolition.
The 10-week project to wipe the building off the face of King’s Square has been welcomed by many.
VIDEO: Councillor Pam Tracey's memories of the golden days of the Golden Egg
Work will begin on January 27 to remove the link between the building and Costa, then on February 3 two Citizen readers will help to demolish the building itself.
Gavin Pettigrew, quality manager for Wye Valley Demolition, who are carrying out the work on Gloucester City Council’s behalf, said: “To remove the linkage we pick into it, removing little bits at a time before taking the central core of it away.”
VIDEO: Inside the Golden Egg
The Golden Egg, which is a former eatery once popular with teenagers who went to the former Regal cinema, will hold fond memories for some.
County councillor Pam Tracey (C, Westgate) used to eat there in her youth. She said: “We’d go in there for egg and chips. It was the cheapest food you could find, but it was foul too. Everybody used to go there.
“It is sad that it has ended up like this but we have high hopes for the future of King’s Square.”