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VF's Red Building reduced to rubble; Blue smaller in size

UGI Energy Services' HQ will occupy Blue Building

WYOMISSING, Pa. - The ongoing transformation of the VF Outlet Center into a complex of offices, restaurants, and retail stores is showing a big sign of progress.

The Red Building, one of the center's two iconic structures, has been reduced to nothing more than a large pile of rubble.

Crews operating several large excavators are now sifting through the century-old bricks, steel, and other debris as they prepare to have all of it hauled away.

Renderings show the Red Building's footprint being landscaped for parking.

A large part of the neighboring Blue Building has also been demolished, reducing its size for development into UGI Energy Services' new headquarters.

The work is part of Equus Capital Partners' $70-million redevelopment of the site into what will be known as "The Knitting Mills."

As part of the project, VF Outlet relocated its retail and office operations to the former Designers Place building. Pottstown-based Sly Fox Brewing is also working to open a pub in space formerly occupied by Dooney & Bourke, and Wawa will build a convenience store on the lot bordered by Penn Avenue and North Park Road.


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