Minden Mill distillery project work begins next week
September 18, 2014
The racing stripe of yellow tape around the pumps at the bright red Cowboy Corner gas station is the first sign that work is beginning on a distillery at the more than 100-year-old Minden Flour Mill and Minden Creamery buildings.
Bently Enterprises bought the property in July, and beginning next week will be tearing it down to make way for Railroad Park, a pedestrian entryway to Bently's Heritage District.
The site will be cleared of all materials, utilities, and concrete, and the underground storage gas tanks will be excavated and removed, according to a statement issued on Thursday. Bently Enterprises reported it is working closely with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection to ensure the proper disposal of the gas tanks. Onsite material including all metal, concrete and brick, will be recycled using LEED certified methods.
Once the site is cleared it will be a clean, flat surface covered with recycled backfill dirt. It will be converted into a pedestrian park that connects the mill and mercantile to a crossing of Highway 395 at Fourth Street.
Bently Enterprises anticipates completion of this project in 2-3 weeks. For more information, go to http://www.bentlyenterprises.com.