Heavy equipment showed up this week at one of the old car dealership buildings at 101 and SE 1st which will soon make way for a new Walgreens Drug Store. Workers on scene said to an NLC.com reader that WW Construction has launched the preliminary demolition work by tearing out an old tank and other ground work. Another company from Eugene is scheduled to do the actual demolition of the building itself. The entire operation, we’re told, will take a couple of weeks. After that, construction on the new Walgreens would be able to proceed. Construction of the new Walgreens is anticipated to begin within a month.
The closure of 1st Street is anticipated shortly as construction begins.