More room for groceries? The building immediately north of the Studemont Kroger that used to house HVAC company Johnson Supply is being torn down. The top photo shows the building from Studemont; the bottom photo shows the progress — or regress? — of the demo as of noon today.
A rep from Johnson Supply tells Swamplot that the company had had a lease here through the end of 2013. But the property was sold in August, according to city records, to an entity called GC Studemont. Johnson Supply started moving to a Shepherd Dr. location at the end of last month, opening there on February 4. This building was 31,920 sq. ft., sitting on 62,805 sq. ft. of property that abuts the very rear of the Kroger parking lot and lies west of flooring manufacturer Tarkett’s industrial spread. Below: views of the building’s north face (with plenty o’ permits stuck on the doors) and parking lot, looking toward Downtown.
You can just make out in the photo above the Kroger logo on the gas station overhang. Below you can see what used to be the back of the building; that view looks north from the grocery store’s parking lot toward the Heights and the CBS Outdoors billboard building just south of I-10.
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Photos: Allyn West