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Walgreens construction to restart next week

Work is set to resume on the Walgreens in Grass Valley’s Glenbrook Basin, and the drugstore company hopes to open in early 2011.

Huff Construction, a Modesto contractor on the 14,550-square-foot building at Brunswick Road and Sutton Way, has been in contact with Grass Valley staff, after recent silence from developer Interra-Vision LLC.

“We had contact with them (Huff Construction) over the last few days, and they’ve indicated they will complete the project, which is good news,” said city Community Development Director Joe Heckel.

A pre-job meeting is planned for next week, said Mark Tintle, a Grass Valley general contractor on the project.

“The bank financing issue seems to be resolved,” Tintle said. “Hopefully, we’ll be done by the end of the year.”

The permit for the project expires early in December, Heckel said.

“We’re hoping to see something happen there soon,” he added.

If work doesn’t resume shortly and the permit expires, the project may not be able to get an extension because of updates to the building code, but getting a new permit should not be too difficult, Heckel said.

Walgreens plans to open the store early in 2011, said spokesman Robert Elfinger, but he would not comment on the status of developer Interra-Vision.

“We’re happy contractors are back on the job, and we hope to have the store open early next year,” Elfinger said.

The Walgreens on the corner of Brunswick Road and Sutton Way was originally scheduled to open in 2009, after construction started in August 2008.

Earlier this year, eight contractors filed almost $500,000 in mechanics liens against Interra-Vision for nonpayment of work, though most have been paid.

Among those was Hansen Bros. Enterprises of Grass Valley, which supplied materials to the project and has since been paid, said Orson Hansen.

R.J. Miles Co. of Colfax, which operates Grass Valley Ready Mix, was among businesses that filed a default lien against Interra-Vision for debts not paid, according to an Oct. 19 letter from Peyton & Associates, Attorneys at Law, of Sacramento.

“This will move to judgment and a petition to conduct a foreclosure sale to enforce a mechanics lien in the near future if we do not hear from you concerning arrangements to pay the obligation,” lawyer Barbara Peyton wrote in the letter.

The lien is for more than $7,600, according to Nevada County records.

Other liens had been withdrawn, records show.

Calls to Interra-Vision for comment were not returned and have not been returned for months.

To contact Staff Writer Greyson Howard, e-mail ghoward@theunion.com or call (530) 477-4237.

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