RARITAN, NJ - Demolition has begun on the site near the Somerville Circle that is being turned into a Quick Chek convenience store and gas station.

Demolition began on the old Popeye's and Denny's buildings Tuesday. The motel on the site is scheduled for demolition next.

The Gateway Motel at the Somerville Circle in Raritan is being demolished to make way for the Quick Chek, which will be about 5,500 square feet and have eight gas pumps. The other two buildings have been approved for a separate 12,144-square-foot retail building with four yet-to-be-determined businesses.

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Approval was given for the new businesses in May.

Watch the symbol of the Gateway Motel come down Monday.

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