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Downtown Plaza Demolition Has Begun

Demolition of Downtown Plaza, soon to be the site of a new arena for the Sacramento Kings, began Wednesday morning. Buildings were excavated along L Street, between 4th to 6th streets. The area included the Downtown Plaza sign, as well as the landmark PreFlite Lounge. The arena is scheduled to open in October 2016.DSC_0010DSC_0007DSC_0017DSC_0012

Photos by Steve Martarano

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Steve Martarano

A resident of Sacramento since graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, Steve spent the 1980s at The Sacramento Union, working as a sports writer, music reviewer and crime reporter, among other assignments. He's spent the last 25+ years working in government public affairs for both state and federal agencies and currently is with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Bay-Delta office in Sacramento. He has shot just about every local sports team for the Sacramento Press, including local colleges, the Sacramento River Cats and Sacramento Republic FC. He resides in Curtis Park with his wife Sharon.

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