Friday, September 21, 2012
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.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
It’s not the only demolition project in the city right now, as crews began tearing down the former grocery store at Bunts Road and Detroit Avenue on Monday.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The building, abandoned for a couple of years, was reduced to rubble to make way for a new dollar store at the corner of Grace and Detroit avenues.
Friday, August 3, 2012
The meeting lasted nearly five hours, but the drug store chain was granted its appeal, and then the new proposal was approved.
After getting rejected last month, new plans for a Discount Drug Mart on Detroit Avenue were submitted to the Lakewood Planning Commission for a rehearing. After the rehearing was granted Thursday, the new plans were approved after a nearly five-hour marathon meeting at city hall. With the commission’s OK, the drug store chain will demolish the apartment building that it owns adjacent to the property, but the space won't be used for parking, according to the revised proposal. The new plan is scaled down to 72 parking spaces — down from 94 originally proposed. In addition, Drug Mart pulled its request to take the 13.5 feet from the neighboring home at 1425 Grace Avenue, but the company will take a portion of the northwest corner of that …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The local drug store chain puts its design plans on hold while the city waits to see if a new proposal will be submitted.
It’s not yet known whether Discount Drug Mart will move forward with a plan for its new location after the Lakewood Planning Commission denied a portion of the drug store’s proposal. The local pharmacy chain — looking to expand its grocery presence in Lakewood at the site of the former Ganley auto dealership — has withdrawn its design proposal at the upcoming architectural board of review meeting on Thursday. Discount Drug Mart officials have told city leaders that they’ll need to examine their next move. “They have to decide whether they’re going to pull out or come back with an amended (proposal,” said Ward 4 councilwoman Mary Louise Madigan. “I really hope they come back. Maybe they’ll build smaller, I don’t know.” The Lakewood Planning…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Discount Drug Mart presenting design plans Thursday for a new store at the site of the abandoned Ganley auto dealership.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Plans for the discount store at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues under scrutiny.
If developers plan to build Family Dollar at the intersection of Detroit and Grace avenues, they’ve got to get back to the drawing board. That’s putting it mildly. An architect representing Family Dollar presented plans to the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review last Thursday — and the feedback wasn’t positive. Family Dollar, a chain discount store, is looking to open a 9,000-sqaure-foot, single-story structure in the northeast portion of the former Ganley Dealership at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues. An adjacent building on the property would be demolished to make way for parking. But don’t expect the construction to begin anytime soon. “There needs to be more articulation to make this more interesting and make it fit in the…
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Preliminary plans are expected to be rejected at Thursday's Architectural Board of Review meeting.
Family Dollar, a chain discount store, is looking to open up shop in a portion of the former Ganley Dealership at the corner of Detroit and Grace avenues. The plans call for the store to be built on the northeast portion of the property at 13215 Detroit Avenue. An adjacent building on the property would be demolished to make way for parking. But don’t expect construction to begin anytime soon. Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said there is still plenty of work that needs to be corrected on the architectural plans. The city’s Architectural Board of Review is expected to come to the same conclusion at its meeting Thursday night. “This is pretty far away from what we’ve approved in the past,” Siley said. “If you …