Downtown residents who long have craved a grocery store within easy walking distance shouldn't have to wait much longer.
Ground broke in September on an $11 million redevelopment project at the Lumberworks parking garage, along Canopy Street between N and O streets.
The development will include three mixed-use buildings: two four-story buildings with first-floor retail and three floors of apartments, and one five-story building with first-floor retail and four floors of office space.
But perhaps most importantly, it will include a full-service, 10,000-square-foot grocery store. Developers said at the groundbreaking that Called Canopy Street should open in May or June.
"It's always been viewed as the holy grail of downtown development," said Clay Smith, general partner with Speedway Properties.