Monday, July 27, 2009 | 1:58 a.m.
Demolition has begun on the corner of Nevada Way and Buchanan Boulevard in Boulder City where CVS plans to build a new pharmacy.
Two of three buildings on the parcel have already come down: the former Boulder Marina and Chinese Fortune restaurant. Heavy equipment took those buildings down in the past two weeks.
Still standing is the Starview Motel, but Community Development Director Brok Armantrout said it appears, based on the pace of work being done, that the lot will be empty before October.
The city set the October deadline when it sold CVS Pharmacy a 5,400-square-foot triangular parcel that bordered the side of the motel and took up the entire frontage along Buchanan Boulevard. Part of the agreement was that CVS would tear down the deteriorating buildings within a year. If the deadline is not met, CVS will owe the city $48,000.
The pharmacy company plans to open a new store at the site in 2010, its real estate agent Dave Johnson said. It will move out of its leased space across Buchanan Boulevard, next to Vons supermarket.
“It’s always better to own your own property,” Johnson said.
He added that he didn’t know when the demolition would be complete. Calls to Jason Macklin, the Phoenix developer working on the project, were not returned.