Demolition of the vacant auto dealership at Grant Avenue and Academy Road will be complete sometime in the next week or so, according to the developer who will build a Wawa and a CVS on the 7-acre property.
John Zaharchuk of Ambler-based Summit Realty Advisors LLC said his company began razing the old building in January, but “the weather’s been a factor.”
Over the years, various car dealers did business at the highly visible intersection — Matt Slapp, Potamkin and Northeast Auto Outlet. Zaharchuk said the site has been vacant for three or four years.
“Vacant is not good for anybody,” he said.
Zaharchuk is a preferred local developer for CVS, he said. For example, his company built the CVS at Frankford and Torresdale, he said, as well as another CVS at York and County Line roads in Warminster.
There were some zoning issues that he said City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) helped with in the fall. ••