No redevelopment plans for old Stremel’s building

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— The apparent construction taking place on the old Stremel’s convenience store location at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs is actually just required monitoring of the cleanup of old underground gasoline tanks, Mark Scully, of Green Courte Partners, said Tuesday.

It is not indicative of work being done to make ready for a new commercial use in the brick building on the site.

The tanks were removed years ago, and the monitoring is expected to ultimately lead to closure on the cleanup of the site.

Steamboat developer Jim Cook arranged to purchase the building at 235 Lincoln Ave. in 2007 when he still was affiliated with Green Courte’s redevelopment projects in downtown Steamboat. Discussions at the time involved building a boutique hotel associated with the planned RiverWalk mixed-use project. It would have been built just to the south on Yampa Street where the Westland Mobile Home Park once stood, but those plans are indefinitely on hold.

The former Stremel’s building also housed a laundromat and a Blimpie’s Salad and Subs before it was sold.

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