An historic but dilapidated Bulwell landmark will be reduced to rubble within the next week.
The Swinger pub on Hucknall Lane is being demolished.
The roof has been stripped off, with the tiles going to be reclaimed, while the timber has been sent for recycling and bricks will be used for hardcore.
A number of old signs have been found in the building, but much of it has been damaged in fires started by arsonists.
The site is owned by Alex Leivers, whose business Leivers and Millership neighbours the building.
He is currently working on plans for the site.
He told the Dispatch: “I’d like to use the site to help in the regeneration of the area and am working with the local authorities on this.
“At this point, nothing has been decided. It might be rented out or we might put units there, we just don’t know yet.”
And he added: “The work is well in progress to demolish the pub and it should be down within the week.”
He said that around 12 people were employed at his Bulwell premises, which is a double glazing, garage and plant hire business.
Around 50 people are employed by the company at its Newstead site, while a number of apprentices are part of the workforce.
The Swinger was one of two pubs serving Bulwell Hall Estate. The other was the Apollo, further along Hucknall Lane, which has also now been demolished.
At one time, the Swinger regularly used to be a port of call for Bulwell miners walking home from the former Bestwood Colliery.
The pub has consistently been called the Swinger even when its official name was the Forest Hotel.
One possible reason is that Nottingham City Transport No 44 buses used to swing round at the terminus, which was next to the pub.