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Crews were on scene early Tuesday tearing down the vacant Hollywood Video site in Cottage Grove. A three-tenant building is slated for construction immediately following demolition. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Demolition begins at vacant Hollywood Video in Cottage Grove

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After sitting vacant in the Gateway North district for several years, the Hollywood Video site in Cottage Grove is being demolished.


Crews were on site early Tuesday tearing down the 6,650-square-foot building after renovations were halted in April following the discovery of exterior mold.

A crew member said demolition began shortly after 7 a.m. and should take approximately three days to fully tear down the building.

The construction firm Fendler Patterson is expected to begin construction of a three-tenant building using the same footprint immediately following demolition. The new building is the future site of Chipotle and Noodles & Company. A third tenant has yet to be secured.

Noodles is expected to occupy 2,697 square feet on the north end of the building, with a 493-square-foot patio. Chipotle is planned to occupy 2,366 square feet on the south end of the building, with a 600-square-foot patio.

Last month, Cottage Grove Mayor Myron Bailey said both restaurants plan to open later this year.

Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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