Demolition of old Bel-Air Bowl, Sukha Yoga Center buildings to start Monday

News-DemocratFebruary 27, 2014 

Buildings that housed the former Bel-Air Bowl on North Belt West and the Sukha Yoga Center downtown are slated for demolition beginning Monday.

During demolition, the lane of parking closest to the building at 18 S. High St. will not be available. The other three lanes of non-metered parking will be open.

Demolition is expected to last two to four days, depending on weather.

The city plans to use the space to expand the public parking lot at High and Washington streets this year.

In June, the city bought the building for $185,000 and two adjacent parking lots for $14,900 from Ben's as part of a development agreement with Ben's. Demolition was estimated at $37,000.

Ben's will keep normal business hours during the demolition.

Kroger Co. will demolish the old Bel-Air Bowl at 1703 North Belt West to make way for a new Ruler Foods. The city could reimburse the national supermarket chain up to $200,000 in tax increment financing for demolition costs.

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