Max Bray 1959
Elks Plan $775,000 Building For Lease as Supermarket Provo Elks Lodge No. 849 an nounced today it will construe a $175,000 building on -its prop erty at Sixth West and Center Street, for lease to the Albertson Food Chain as a supermarket and shopping center. The announcement came from Max Bray, exalted ruler, follow Port of Provo's Shore Deer Creek Water Set For Reserve Metropolitan Water Board oi ing final arrangements Monday night. The Albertson firm will lease the building for 15 years, with two five-year renewal options, Mr. Bray said. He said plans include a bakery and drugstore in addition to the supermarket, with perhaps other types of shops later. -The building will occupy the southwest quarter of fee block which the Elks purchased some time ago from the Pierpont estate, and which was the site of the old Provo Foundry. It will face east, with the rear -of the building on Sixth West, running about half a block north from Center Street. The building will run east about half the block, with the southeast quarter of the block to be used as a parking lot. Ground-breaking is scheduled for 5:15 p. m. Wednesday, although some work was begun today. Completion is set for five months, and the Albertson firm is to be in business a month from the building's completion. The Elks lodge owns the entire block with exception of the building now occupied by Allen's Market. The Allen's Market building is owned by Ralph Hayward. Allen's Market is far enough north on the block not to be affected by the half-block required for the supermarket and parking lot. The building with be a one-story affair, to be constructed of cement block. Mr. Bray said the Elks have no definite plans for the immediate use of the rest of the block. Their long-range plans are to construct a new lodge building.