Some Chateau businesses identified, Bevmo delayed |

Some Chateau businesses identified, Bevmo delayed

by Griffin Rogers
A "For Lease" sign hangs on a building at the Chateau project Tuesday.
Griffin Rogers / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

Three businesses moving into the retail portion of the Chateau project will be familiar, but they’ll have to wait a bit longer to shop at the new Bevmo planned at the “Y”.

According to two tenant improvement applications turned into the city, Powder House and Cascade Clothing will be moving into the Chateau development some time after construction ends in early July.

And McP’s, which was located next door to the project and closed about two weeks ago, will occupy the cone-shaped roof on the corner of Highway 50 and Stateline Avenue.

“We’re not closing (permanently),” said Pete Joseph, co-owner of McP’s, which has been operating in South Lake Tahoe for 21 years. “We’re just moving into a bigger and better and fun location.”

Joseph doesn’t expect McP’s to reopen at its new spot until late September or early October. However, he said that when the restaurant does open it will be able to offer a more “complete” menu thanks to the availability of a much larger kitchen.

The old McP’s building, located at 4093 Lake Tahoe Blvd., is slated to be torn down soon. And other tenants at the Chateau have either not been named or are not lined up at this time.

Lew Feldman, the attorney representing the owner of the development, did not return a call for comment this week. However, South Lake Tahoe city councilmember Tom Davis said Monday that two spaces still remain vacant.

A deli could be going in on the southwest side of the project, he said, but the business hasn’t been named.

Nevertheless, Davis said he likes what he’s seeing so far.

“I want locals to have priority first whenever we can,” he said. “I think that’s important — to promote our local businesses first.”

On the other side of town, the construction of a Bevmo next to T.J. Maxx has been delayed because a business in a building slated for demolition is still operating on a lease until September.

Work to demolish the old building at 949 Emerald Bay Road — the current location of Mr. Suds laundromat — and build a 10,000-square-foot Bevmo in its place was initially scheduled for this summer. However, Mr. Suds’ lease doesn’t expire until Sept. 11, said Suds owner Tom Chiappa.

According to Davis, Bevmo now plans to work on the structure through winter with plans to open the store in March 2015.