Demolition of Abandoned Grocery Store to Begin
The former Giant Eagle store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue will be torn down to make way for a new GetGo gas station.
The demolition permits have been submitted and approved. The bulldozers are standing by.
The demolition of the former Giant Eagle grocery store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue is set to begin.
The abandoned structure — a grocery store that’s gone by a few names in its history — is gutted and cleared out.
Demolition is expected to begin next week.
Earlier this year, the plans were approved for a new GetGo, across the street from the grocery store chain's current location.
Giant Eagle sold its property across the street at 14013 Detroit Avenue to Urban Active in 2007. However, plans at the site to build a workout facility never came to fruition.
The building has been vacant since 2007, when Giant Eagle finished its move across the street to 14100 Detroit Avenue.
“Preliminary discussions” also included talk about a major overhaul to the existing store at the corner of Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue. However, Giant Eagle representatives told city officials earlier this year that those plans are on hold until at least 2013.
The GetGo station — unlike the company’s typical gas station — will offer some grocery items, prepared foods, a patio and a Wi-Fi café.
The site will also feature bio-retention landscaping, helping to alleviate the city’s storm water management issues, a move lauded by city officials.
The existing GetGo property at the intersection of Manor Park and Detroit avenues is expected to be sold.