Crews prepare to demolish former Red Lion

Crews prepare to demolish former Red Lion »Play Video
On Tuesday, crews were in the lobby working to remove non-load-bearing walls and other structures.

EUGENE, Ore. - Crews have started deconstructing the Eugene Red Lion Hotel.

A Colorado-based natural and organic food store company, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, has leased the commercial site and plans to redevelop it as a grocery store.

Most of the early deconstruction has been in the front lobby area while crews continue to prepare the rear buildings for demolition.

Crews said they plan to start tearing down walls soon.

On Tuesday, crews were in the lobby working to remove non-load-bearing walls and other structures.