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Machinery operated by 3 Kings Environmental of Sumner bring down the 34,000-square-foot former J.R. Simplot/Columbia Colstor warehouse on Worthen Street near Wenatchee's Riverfront Park Wednesday. Once cleared, construction will start on two five-story apartment buildings, providing 157 apartments total, and a one-story recreational building, all part of the first phase of Grandviews Riverfront Village.

WENATCHEE — The 34,000-square-foot former Columbia Colstor warehouse decorated with murals of Ridge to River events is on its way out.

Demolition started Wednesday to clear the 2.5-acre parcel that faces Riverfront Park, just west of the curve where North Worthen Street becomes Riverside Drive.


Columbia Colstor building with Ridge to River scenes painted on as murals is being taken down for an apartment building near Riverfront Park.

New coat for R2R murals

Nevonne McDaniels: (509) 664-7151


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