The old Potato City Country Inn is now just a pile of rubble after being torn down to make way for a new state police barracks.
The hotel and restaurant had been operating in Potter County since 1949. It closed in April. In its early years, the hotel and restaurant was a banquet center and served as the centerpiece for the potato festival and the crowning of the potato queen. It also relied heavily on tourists, including skiers and hunters.
The new state police barracks is expected to open in November of next year.
The current state police barracks building is owned by DBC Enterprises. There’s no word yet on what will be done with that building.