Wrecking ball checks in at roadside motel

The Virginia Inn is mid-demolition to make way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Photo by Burl Rolett.

The Virginia Inn is mid-demolition to make way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Photo by Burl Rolett.

Demolition is in full swing near the Henrico-Richmond line as an old motel building makes way for a Walmart Neighborhood Market.

One of three buildings that made up the former Virginia Inn has been cleared and two others are being chipped away this week as Walmart moves forward on a 42,000-square-foot planned grocery store at 5221 Brook Road.

The project began in July, and Walmart anticipates opening the store at the beginning of 2015. The land is owned by MVG Development, a Colorado-based developer that bought the 6.2-acre property for $2 million last month.

A Neighborhood Market will also anchor a renovated Meadowbrook Shopping Center on Hopkins Road in Chesterfield.

And MVG has submitted plans for another 42,000-square-foot grocery store with a fuel station at Chesterfield’s Watermark Town Center, though no announcement has been made on whether that store will be a Neighborhood Market. A similar grocery store is in the works for Sliding Hill Road in Hanover County.

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