The National Corvette Museum has confirmed plans to demolish the Country Hearth Inn that sits adjacent to the facility at 395 Corvette Drive in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Museum representatives say the demolition of the Country Hearth Inn will allow the NCM “to create a more beautiful campus” for its visitors. The NCM purchased the property earlier this year in an effort to grab up more of the land surrounding its existing campus.
The Bowling Green Fire Department will use the building for various training exercises this week prior to its demolition. In a statement, the NCM said it is “pleased to help with the continuing education of our first responders and hopes that the potential life-saving measures can be another step towards making our community safer.”
The former Country Hearth Inn will undergo an eco-friendly demolition that will see any recyclable materials removed from the building and recycled. Members of the local Bowling Green High School Basketball Team also removed furniture, appliances, and miscellaneous items from the hotel, which were donated to the International Center for refugees.
Sharon A. Brawner, the recently appointed President and CEO of the Corvette Museum, is excited to see the building brought down and improve the appearance of the facility’s campus.
“The demolition of the structure adds to the beautification of the National Corvette Museum’s campus and also allows us to support our community by providing a training space for our local fire department and ensuring the proper recycling of the building’s materials to help protect our environment,” Brawner said. “The Museum is proud to be collaborating on this project with the Bowling Green Fire Department, International Center, and Scott and Ritter.”