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Published October 15, 2011, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Vacant lots


The building owned by Betty and Roger Anda has not operated as a business for many decades. Betty Anda said they have plans for the property and are waiting for the right time to put them in place.

She said the plans could include things like affordable housing and the potential for commercial development.

Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

  • The building owned by Betty and Roger Anda has not operated as a business for many decades. Betty Anda said they have plans for the property and are waiting for the right time to put them in place.<br /><br />She said the plans could include things like affordable housing and the potential for commercial development.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Currently, there are no plans for the space that housed the grocery store that closed in 2009, according to Erin Pensa, a spokeswoman for CVS/<br /><br />Pharmacy, which owns the building.<br /><br />The CVS/Pharmacy that now occupies a corner of the building is moving just across the parking lot to a building that was once an auto parts store and before that a Hardee’s restaurant.<br /><br />There are no immediate plans for how the soon-to-be-vacant drug store space will be filled, Pensa said.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • The property is for sale and there have been a number of inquiries, according to Dennis Olson of Coldwell Banker Commercial First, who is working to find a buyer.<br /><br />Olson said parties have looked at the building for a variety of possible uses, everything from automobile service or sales to a pharmacy or flower shop.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • The building operated as a McDonald’s for about 19 years before it was replaced by a McDonald’s near the Fargodome in 1996.<br /><br />The property is for sale, according to Randy Berg of Prior Lake, Minn., a representative for HP Ventures, the company that owns the building.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • The building has been vacant since 2009, when there was talk of a development project that might include apartments and underground parking. There are hints something is pending, but nothing official has been announced.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Dalton Ross of Steel Ross LLC, the company that owns the property, said it has been on the market for more than a year.<br /><br />There have been inquiries, but things have been slow, according to Ross, who said that is likely due to a reconstruction project on First Avenue North that only recently wrapped up.<br /><br />Traffic disruption caused by the project was cited by the operators of the Thai Orchid as a reason they moved their business to the Moorhead Center Mall.<br /><br />Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor