YUCCA VALLEY — As the town braces for new stores on the east end, town officials say residents can also expect a wine-tasting room and 12-hole golf course on the west end.
Town Manager Mark Nuaimi confirmed in an email update Thursday that a wine-tasting business plans to move in where a former massage business operated in Old Town.
“Tenant improvement plans were submitted on July 22,” Nuaimi wrote.
He said the town is helping the business owner get the proper permits from the county.
The former Blue Skies Golf Course and country club in Yucca Valley also reported progress Friday. The former clubhouse building is being demolished as the new owners of the property, the Brehm family, prepare to make site improvements to bring the vacant field back to a grass 12-hole golf course.
The family said they have submitted grading plans to the town. They hope to see golfers playing on the new course in early 2015.
With a new Wal-Mart Supercenter open, the town is reporting that Tractor Supply Company submitted an application to improve and move into Wal-Mart’s former location.
The tractor supply store plans to operate in about 24,000 square feet of space inside the building.
An Oriental buffet is under construction in the Warren Vista shopping center near Rite Aid. A Noodle House Vietnamese restuarant was originally slated to develop on the site, but those plans are not moving foward, according to Nuaimi.
Retail and recreational growth continues to creep up and the local housing market may follow. Three new model homes are being constructed at Desert Vista Village on Palm Avenue. Construction was halted on the project not long after the recession hit. The developer plans to install solar panels at the housing tract.