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After nearly a year of shuttered windows and locked doors, the Whiskey Creek building and property located at 524 N. Main St. in Bishop are now for sale.
Broker Randi Pritchard of Eastern Sierra Reality, Inc. said Monday that the building and property are being listed this week. The asking price is $1.5 million.
Pritchard said the price on the building does not include fixtures, furniture or restaurant equipment, which is owned by Sam Walker, who originally owned the Mammoth Lakes Whiskey Creek, and not the group of local individuals who are selling the property.
Inyo County leaders continue to look into the possibility of constructing a new county office building at the intersection of Wye Road in Bishop.
The county is currently in lease negotiations with Joseph Enterprises of Bishop, which owns the property.
Last week the Board of Supervisors held a closed-session lease negotiation with Joseph Enterprises to work out a land exchange. The county is proposing to trade a piece of property it owns south of Jack in the Box in Bishop for the parcel at the northeast corner of the Wye Road/U.S. Highway 6 intersection.
In an effort to avoid litigation, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend the Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impacts for the Munro Valley Solar project, a four megawatt solar facility in Olancha.
This weekâs amendments request that the developer, Munro Valley LLC, keep the project as far away from U.S. Highway 395 as possible and conduct archeological studies before a building permit is issued.
The Big Pine Chevron Gas Station and Food Mart was forced to close recently for not meeting environmental requirements for its secondary containment system.
Gas stations are among some of the most stringently regulated businesses in the state, overseen by multiple departments and agencies. They are required to have multiple backup systems to protect the environment which includes everything from airborne pollution to groundwater contamination.
Underground utility work on the Warren Street Improvement Project continues this month as the City of Bishop prepares for concrete work scheduled to commence early next year.
âWe have a lot of work now complete,â said Public Works Director Dave Grah. He went on to say that the contractors working on underground utilities along the Warren Street corridor worked with the communityto minimize impacts. He added that underground construction work always poses challenges, and the contractor and city were prepared to handle those issues.
In a move Superintendent Barry Simpson called a âgame-changerâ for students at Bishop Union High School, the district will be converting its traditional library into a modern âlearning center.â
The Bishop City Council said farewell to Mayor Jim Ellis and Councilman Keith Glidewell Monday, and administered the oath of office to Nov. 4 election winners Karen Schwartz and Joe Pecsi.
The council also assigned temporary committee assignments to the new council members, and decided to â appoint a resident when the time comes â to fill Councilman Dave Stottlemyreâ s seat this January, when he assumes the position of Inyo County auditor.