City Councilman Scott Griggs confirmed today that the developer buying the site of El Corazon de Tejas restaurant is planning to demolish it and build a CVS store.
The restaurant on West Davis at Beckley is closing Sunday, and we reported two weeks ago that a CVS developer was making plans for the location. A demolition permit already has been issued for the building.
Here is Griggs’ report in its entirety, via Facebook:
I spoke with Jason Price of Orange Development about El Corazon. Mr. Price indicated that a CVS is planned for the site and his group has completed the design and plans for the CVS.
Mr. Price implied the contract of sale was already signed or imminent and the demolition of the building would be occurring very soon.
I indicated my disappointment that the building wasn’t being saved. Mr. Price stated that the building has no historic significance. I also indicated my disappointment that Oak Cliff isn’t given the opportunity to to collaborate on the design. Mr. Price had no comment.
Mr. Price also indicated that he has been lurking on my Facebook page and reading my posts.
Please come to Oak Cliff and meet our great people. I believe you and CVS can work with our community to save the building and put a wonderful CVS in the building. Can we at least try?
Very truly yours,
Scott Griggs & Oak Cliff