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Comings and Goings: Former Target renovated
Building permits have been issued for and work has started on renovations to a portion of the former Target building at 732 W. 32nd St., reported Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official.
The $2.1 million project will create warehouse and office space and install air conditioning in the back side of the store for Yuma Regional Medical Center's Materials Management, said Leo Pilkington of Pilkington Commercial, the general contractor. The project is targeted for completion by mid-April. The space will be used for storage of patient care supplies, extra hospital equipment and medical records.
A future project will renovate the front part of the store as the permanent location for a call center operated by Convey Health Solutions (previously known as NationsHealth), Kircher reported.
YRMC recently completed the purchase of the property for $2.6 million, according to the Yuma County Assessor's Office. It had previously been owned by an investment group.
Plans have been submitted for interior alterations for Estrellita Meat Market at 2100 S. 4th Ave. in the former Anthony's Deli, Kircher reported.
Owners of the meat market, currently at 2500 S. 4th Ave., recently purchased the vacant deli for expansion of their business.
Kircher also reported that new plans have been submitted for Fry's Fuel Facility at 2350 S. 4th Ave., a project that had been tabled for some time.
In addition, plans have been submitted for tenant improvements for Gamestop at 2383 W. 24th St., Suite 130 in the Yuma Shops near the Avenue B Walmart.
In other building activity in the city, Kircher reported:
• A certificate of occupancy has been issued for the fifth floor of the YRMC tower, adding 36 beds to the hospital. The project completed the build-out of the tower.
• Interim improvements to YRMC's Emergency Department have been completed.
• A certificate of occupancy has been issued for tenant improvements for Manzella Laundry at 3325 S. Avenue 8E, Suite B6 in the Cielo Verde Shops B.
• Building permits have been issued for solar photovoltaic canopies for Crane Middle School, 4450 W. 32nd St.
• Building permits have been issued for interior and exterior renovations to Sam's Club, 1462 S. Pacific Ave. It is a $1.2 million project.
• Also, building permits have been issued for interior renovations for Starbucks at 2383 W. 24th St., Suite 100, in the Yuma Shops near the Avenue B Walmart.
Yuma businesses apparently had a good Christmas shopping season from the looks of the city of Yuma's sales tax report for December. Collections of the city's 1 percent sales tax in December totaled slightly more than $1.7 million, an increase of 6.2 percent over the previous month and an increase of 8.7 percent year to date.
In December 2012, a total of $1.6 million had been collected.
So far this fiscal year that started July 1, the city has collected $9 million in sales tax revenue. During the same period in 2012, sales tax revenue totaled $8.3 million.
Lines and Lundgreen Roofing and Insulation has been selected at the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for February.
For more than 60 years, the company has been the area's frontrunner in providing roofing and insulation services to the community.
“They stand behind every job they do, knowing they left their well-established and trusted name on every home and business they are called upon to service,” stated the nomination. “They have a solid track record of safety and performance.”
Lines and Lundgreen is located at 12351 S. Avenue 4E and can be reached at 783-9084.
Claudia Diaz and her son, experienced barber Raul Alvarado, have opened Straight Faded Barber Shop at 350 W. 24th St.
The shop is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.
The shop is hiring additional licensed barbers and has four barber stations available; for information, call 388-7497 or stop by.
Dale and Nelida Bottin, who have a computer ministry, are again asking individuals and businesses to donate computers they no longer need. They prefer laptops but also will accept desktops — don't forget to include the electric cord, tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard.
For information about donating the computers, call 210-5985.
The refurbished computers are given to people who need a computer but can't afford to buy one.
For the convenience of residents in eastern Yuma County, H&R Block's Foothills Office has opened a drop-off station in Wellton. Taxpayers can drop off their tax papers and pick up completed forms from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the conference room of the Microtel Hotel.
The tax preparation will be completed in the Foothills office and the forms ready to be picked up the next Wednesday at the hotel.
For more information, call 317-1771.
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