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Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013 7:42 pm

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.

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  • damndawgers posted at 11:27 am on Tue, Jul 30, 2013.

    damndawgers Posts: 529

    Thanks Dave, I have been advised that any of these programs have denied her and the bank is foreclosing, what's strange is all of her insurances were suddenly cancelled, including medical or care, coincidence or ??? Just odd. Paper work she had sent getting lost and then past the time limit issue. so denied, etc. etc., even that 2000 or so moving money they can't get ahead of time to be able to move, only after. don't make sense.
    Sounds to me as if someone may be interfering somewhere. The house is right next to the golf course, gee I wonder.
    Who's building what, where?
    Respectfully, damndawgers.

  • Dave Peach posted at 6:32 am on Tue, Jul 30, 2013.

    Dave Peach Posts: 2998

    Gerard, a community fund drive in conjunction with arranging a reverse mortgage seems to be saving somebody's elderly mother from becoming tossed out of her home.

    The former is relatively simple to accommodate, although many locals are increasingly tapped out of time and money after more responsibly substituting for inadequate and/or ruthless government officials.

    Whether such would rescue the disabled dog owners who were senselessly persecuted and financially ravaged by Town Manager Mark Nuaimi probably warrants investigation and perhaps civil and/or judicial intervention, among many other local matters.

  • idavidgraficks posted at 8:49 am on Mon, Jul 29, 2013.

    idavidgraficks Posts: 1029

    So where is the water for these homes and golf course going to come from? The former Blue Skies complex had 500 acre feet of water rights. If 900 + homes and a 12 hole golf course go in that's more than 440 acre feet of water a year (at cost of pumping electricity, about $30 per acre foot). Hi Desert Water District would then have to replace that water at their cost (about $450 per acre foot). The California Water Project is drying up and only sixty percent of previous allotment at most. Yucca Valley planning (if any) is a BIG Irresponsible Sponge that is scheming on Joshua Tree's water using the term "regional" as their excuse. Why was Ms Dawn Rowe at a recent JBWD meeting?

  • damndawgers posted at 9:04 am on Sun, Jul 28, 2013.

    damndawgers Posts: 529

    Could this be the reason for those whom live near the old golf course are being forced from their homes? Just so their houses can be torn down and all these new units they are talking about building have a place to be built?
    There's a lot more making sense now as to what's been happening the last couple years to a family I know that lives near there!
    They have been continuously harassed by code enforcement, animal control, and Mark Nuaimi, to the point of the lady who owns the house having a stroke a couple years back, who is now in a wheelchair cause of it. Loosing the house she's paid faithfully on for the last 20 years. HHhhmmmnn make one wonder no more!

  • Dave Peach posted at 5:56 am on Sat, Jul 27, 2013.

    Dave Peach Posts: 2998

    Tractor Supply was useful in Texas. Whether they'll adequately profit from local cattle ranches and cotton fields seems somewhat doubtful.

    The comment posted below the article that discussed new sidewalks would seem equally or more appropriate here. Maybe economic refugees from both Mexico and Los Angeles will enjoy our new amenities but that seems less likely than above.

    While hoping to attract Beverly Hillbillies, those from the Ozarks and Appalachians would and will more likely fit in. Maybe cotton fields or hog farms and share cropping or slave trading will follow, which would be perfectly consistent with recent economic and social developments.

  • yucca74 posted at 9:11 pm on Fri, Jul 26, 2013.

    yucca74 Posts: 1

    DO not put tractor Supply in the old walmart put something worth while there, i cant think of 10,000 other stores that would benefit the town and bee good for the spot


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