by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like a Somerville institution that shut its doors last year is in the process of officially disappearing from the landscape.
According to several sources, including a tweet from @Jay_K21, the now-closed Johnny D's in Davis Square is being torn down this week, with a photo of the Holland Avenue structure showing that it is blocked off with construction workers shown out front.
A message on the Johnny D's Facebook page says that demolition is scheduled for Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. Some traffic delays are expected.
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The club, which closed for good in March of 2016, had been in business for more than 45 years, starting out as a bar then becoming a country music venue before transforming into a renowned music spot and restaurant featuring a variety of local and national acts.
Earlier reports had mentioned that the Johnny D's site could become home to a handful of residential units and possibly a new restaurant or bar, but no specifics have been given of late.
The address for the old Johnny D's space is 17 Holland St.
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