Roller World in Kings Meadows has implanted memories in the minds of Launceston locals and travellers for decades, but the venue was wiped away in two days of demolition.
The facilities once came under the banner of "Woody's" and it turns out the roller skating business ran in the family.
Son of the former Launceston roller skating kingpin, Craig Wood, now owns a similar Glenorchy centre and said his father paved the way for Roller World to leave a legacy in Launceston.
Despite standing unoccupied for over a decade, the demolishing of the venue invoked keen memories.
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Roller World had a long history in Launceston and had multiple other premises on Cimitiere Street in Launceston and at the Launceston Show Grounds.
The final Roller World to fall stood on 23-27 Merino Street and was subject to a discretionary development application in 2014 with plans for it to be demolished and the land repurposed for storage.
That application expired and a new discretionary development application was lodged on June 10 last year and advertised for public comment until August 28.
After demolition, and according to the application, Roller World will be replaced with an equipment and machinery sales and hire facility and a transport depot and distribution centre.
The wheels are due to keep turning at the location with the facility to be taken up by Clennett Hire and a transport company called Spectran.
Between them, across the whole former Roller World site, they are expecting as many as 18 trucks to move through each day.
To demolish the existing site, and construct a warehouse, two office buildings, two wash bays and install new signage is estimated to cost $500,000.
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