LOOK: Buildings to Make Way for New Development on Detroit Avenue

Former grocery store torn down to make way for a new GetGo gas station; site of former Ganley dealership and apartment demolished for a new Discount Drug Mart.

Dust from a few demolished buildings blew down Detroit Avenue on Thursday.

All that remained of the three structures, all within a few blocks of each other, were piles of rubble.

The former grocery store at Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue was torn down to make way for a new GetGo gas station.

The former Ganley dealership at Detroit and Grace avenues — along with the 11-unit apartment building just south of it — was just a pile of bricks and twisted metal by the end of Thursday afternoon.

Those buildings are making way for a new Discount Drug Mart. 

A work crew at the site told Lakewood Patch that the entire demolition/removal process could take as long as 30 days, before new construction can begin.

Amanda September 21, 2012 at 01:55 PM
It is really amazing how fast those buildings came down. The removal of the former Giant Eagle building has really changed that landscape at Detroit and Bunts. It's kind of weird being able to see The Winking Lizard from my house now!
M-F Schreiber September 24, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Same here on Grace. I can see my son walking into Garfield MS from my porch now. It's amazing how much has been demolished in just 7 days. It looks like an earthquake zone at the end of Grace and Cohassett. I'll sure be glad when it comes to an end, especially after demolition of Ganley office/house and garages across the street which took 3 weeks with electrical and AT&T cable issues. A reprieve from the constant noise, equipment fume and dust will be most welcome, not counting that a good dusting inside the house is in order.


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