AUBURN, Ala. (AP) – Auburn’s iconic War Eagle Supper Club, housed in a building that stood for nearly 80 years, was reduced to rubble Tuesday to make way for a future mixed-use development.

Reports say that Auburn alumnus Bill Miller, owner of W.T. Miller Demolition and Construction Services in Columbus, Georgia, and his wife, April, supervised the work of bringing down the longtime night spot and former pizzeria.

The Supper Club, where generations of Auburn students went for live music and late-night entertainment, closed at the end of New Year’s Eve.

The building was built in 1937 and operated as a brothel after World War II, former owner Hank Gilmer said. The building housed Stoker’s Steakhouse in the 1950s, and later became a pizza joint under the ownership of H.H. Lambert.

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