Britannia Cleaners co-owner Ed Strecker says it’s going to be at least a year before a final decision is made about plans for land the company owns next door at 13 King St. E.
“Right now, it’s fenced off and we will be taking part of the fence to expand the parking lot at the back, but nothing along the side of the building,” he said. “We’re just leaving it the way it is right now. We’re looking at various options of what we can do with the property.”
Britannia Cleaners bought a building last year on the site.
Land registry documents show the company paid $375,000 for the building, which had been vacant for about two years. Previous uses included a karate studio and hardware store.
The building was demolished earlier this year because of its condition.
Strecker, who’s also chair of Stoney Creek’s Business Improvement Area, said there are “a number of options” for the property.
“It could be a strip mall, it could be a strip mall with maybe some offices on the second floor,” he said. “I know it’s (the property) a piece of our downtown for sure. We want to look at it very carefully as something that we think will be a benefit to the town, to this street, as well as to whoever – whether it’s us or somebody else – that’s doing it.”