The Village of Endicott is hosting a press event this morning that will officially commence the demolition of the former Endicott Inn located at 214 Washington Avenue in Endicott. The media event will be located in front of the Endicott Inn at 11 a.m. Prior to becoming the Endicott Inn, the historic hotel built by the Endicott Johnson Shoe Company was known as the Hotel Frederick. It was used to house guests visiting the new village, which was still under construction. Hotel Frederick opened its doors for business for business on April 1, 1906. However, in recent years the once bustling building has not been serving as adequate lodging for guests and has been occupying valuable space on the primary commercial corridor in Endicott. Mayor John Bertoni says the demolition paves the way for a new future for Endicott.