The sadness of the old bus station was highlighted in a TV programme looking at places that the public voted to demolish.
But here, Councillor Mackinosh described the plans for the new facility with boundless enthusiasm.
And the main process will get underway 26 days after the opening of the new North Gate bus station next spring. Once the new station is opened on March 5, hoardings will go up and Greyfriars will close completely.
The demolition is expected to take up to 18 months, as the building will have to be dismantled brick by brick. The time estimate is from the removal of the first brick, right up to the point where the site is cleared and ready for redevelopment.
Council leader, Councillor David Mackintosh (Con, Rectory Farm), said: “I think it’s important you look at the town centre as a jigsaw and you have to put all the pieces in place."
But all is going ahead at a merry pace with a recent "topping out" ceremony at the new bus station.
"We felt we needed a proper name and this was the entrance you would have taken if you had come through the castle's north gate. We wanted to give it a name which really resonated."
So, at the beginning of March, Northamptonians will be dancing in the Market Square to celebrate this astounding improvement in its public transport infrastructure.
"Loadsamoney isn't funny"
Perhaps not; when they are waiting in the rain with indequate shelter in the Drapery. "Interchange out of Range"
Perhaps not; when the town's traffic log-jams on a wet and cold February market day. "Learning about Turning"
Perhaps not; when the townsfolk realise that it would have been "cheaper to keep 'er!"
It is these points that our next episodes will be examining in more detail.
First, the cost. Thus, tomorrow, we pick the brains of a former town Councillor who was involved in the decision making process.