Ground work: Crews last week began breaking up old concrete at the site of the former Gerland’s Food Fair, 2402 45th St. in Galveston, in preparation for a Gordon Food Service store.

Biz Buzz-Gordon Food Service

A worker in an excavator breaks up concrete at the future building site of a new Gordon Food Service store on 45th Street in Galveston on Wednesday.

Michigan-based Gordon Food Service last year acquired the property that had been a tough one to sell and redevelop. Crews in 2019 demolished what was left of the long-vacant Gerland’s building, which neighbors argued was a dangerous eyesore.

Biz Buzz- New Galveston Hotel

Rebar protrudes from the ground where pilings have been installed at the building site of a new hotel on Avenue P 1/2 in Galveston on Wednesday.

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Rod Williams

I've looked around and can't find info on some dirt that is moving. The rail line between Kemah and Bacliff is being removed. Beginning at about SH96 the rails and cross ties are being removed. Currently the progress is down to maybe to Miles Road/Bayview Duck. I was wondering is this a project for creation for a walk/bike trail or something else?

Rod Williams

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