The City of Lilburn is tearing down the old to make way for the new.
On Thursday, demolition crews started tearing down one of two buildings on Main Street so they may realign the road.
The long vacant buildings once housed the Bailey Cabinet Shop and a chiropractic office. The S.M.I.L.E. building will come down once the non-profit finds a new home.
"The road realignment not only creates a safer intersection, it also creates vast new development opportunities in the area," said Doug Stacks, Planning and Economic Development Director in a release.
The City of Lilburn plans to build a new City Hall on the realigned Main Street and Church Street. Construction of the $10 million municipal building and library is expected to be complete by the end of 2014. The new complex will be visible to drivers traveling on Lawrenceville Highway.
Gwinnett County is expected to begin accepting bids for a road construction contractor in about a month. Construction on Main Street should begin at the end of the fall.