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updated: 2/15/2012 2:19 PM

Demolition begins for 'Blues Brothers' mall

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  • Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, in the 1980 movies "The Blues Brothers".

      Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, in the 1980 movies "The Blues Brothers".

 
Associated Press

The mall made famous for its high-speed demise in "The Blues Brothers" movie is meeting its real-life end.

The movie's chase scene had cars smashing through Dixie Square Mall in south suburban Harvey. The vacant mall has been an eyesore ever since.

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Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that demolition has officially begun with help from $4 million in federal disaster recovery funds.

Quinn says the building will be torn down to make way for more economic development in Harvey.

The governor's office says the cleanup and demolition project will support 42 jobs.

The 39-acre site was recently condemned over concerns about its structural stability and the presence of asbestos.

The mall opened in 1966, closed in 1979 and shortly after was featured in "The Blues Brothers."

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