Groundbreaking in Minden

The heavy equipment has been brought in and sagebrush has been cleared away. I don’t know what they’re going to build, but I know that work has started, and it’s covering several acres.

This piece of land is located at the corner of Hwy 395 and 88 in Minden, across the street from Douglas High. The photo is looking east from Hwy 88, and you can see the new Arby’s being built in the background. For years and years there was a sign on this lot saying that a Safeway surpermarket was coming; the Safeway was obviously never built. But now work has finally started, and I don’t see any signs saying what it’s going to be. So we’ll have to keep an eye on this one.


  1. When did the Safeway sign finally disappear? It seems like it must have been there for at least ten years, but maybe my memory is exaggerating.

    Also, has anything been done with the building on the west edge of that lot (across the street from the high school)? I think that’s been abandoned for as long as I can remember. I don’t even know what it used to be…

  2. You’re not exaggerating. I think it was there longer than ten years! But it’s been gone for a few years now, and a new supermarket just opened up in the Minden Village over by Winhaven.

    The old �Cafe 88� building is still there. It’s being used by the Baptist church on the corner, and this new construction is kind of wrapping around it.

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