The junction of Route 35 and Route 66 in Neptune City, better known as the Asbury Circle, is memorable for a number of reasons.

The first is the nerve-fraying dance that takes place at the busy traffic circle every day (which devolves from a dance into a mosh pit on a regular basis, especially during the summer).

Another feature that has made an impression on drivers for quite some time has been the prominent derelict Coca-Cola bottling plant that has sat abandoned for years.

Well, finally, the decaying building is gone, and word has it that a brand new Aldi grocery store may take its place.

Word of the demolition was shared on social media this week along with photos of the facade standing alone like a modern day Greek ruin as the process took place:

Back in February, I shared the news that the old building would be coming down and that gossip on the street was that a brand new Aldi is planned to take its prominent place.

As of right now there's not a ton of documentation of the Aldi project, in fact you'd be hard pressed to find anything official at this point with the reports from back in February simply saying that it's a proposed project.

On one hand, it's nice that the crumbling Coke plant is finally gone, but you do have to wonder if that's a great place for a new Aldi, which would be certain to bring even more traffic to an already stressful group of intersections.

We'll be sure to keep you updated as we learn more on the project.

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