(Ellsworth) Preliminary work has begun on tearing down the recently burned Hilltop restaurant in Ellsworth. The closed restaurant that was being rebuilt into the new location of China Hill caught fire and was gutting earlier this year. This site is no stranger to fire, the building located at this address has burned down twice before over the history of the properties development. Construction crews were on site today touring the facility and beginning the process of tearing down the highly damaged building. Star 97.7 will continue to monitor the progress of the tear down and will post additional photos on our facebook page as the tear down process continues.