Night work required to demolish former thrift store |

Night work required to demolish former thrift store

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One of the buildings that will be demolished to make way for the new Bently Heritage Distillery site is the nonhistorical mercantile building. According to the Assessor's Office, the building was erected in 1965.
Kurt Hildebrand |

The large brown building along Highway 395 that once housed a thrift store will have to be taken down at night due to its proximity to the highway.

Demolition of the nonhistoric mercantile building will begin on Aug. 9, according to Bently Nevada.

Miles Construction received a permit from the state for night-work with one-lane closure of Highway 395.

Work will take place nightly from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Aug. 9-14 and Aug. 16-21.

This is for safety reasons due to the building’s close proximity to the highway.

Continued demolition will occur during daytime work hours beginning Monday and will continue after Aug. 21, with no impact to traffic.

The additional buildings in the Heritage District that are slated for demolition in mid- to late-August are a smaller blue building, and the buildings in the Town of Minden yard.

Putting NVEnergy power lines underground in Minden is estimated to begin in August.

The building in the back of the site that once housed the Aspire Academy will remain intact, and will eventually receive a new façade.