End of a Colwood landmark as old pub torn down

A backhoe dug through the remains of the Cross Roads Bar and Grill on Wednesday. The Tudor-style building, originally called the Colwood Inn, was built at Colwood Corners in 1936.

It was moved in 2012 to the back of a lot on Sooke Road to make room for Capital City Centre, a project that was abandoned in 2013 when developer League Assets faced bankruptcy.

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Onni Group, which took control of the site in fall 2014, offered the boarded-up building to anyone willing to move it, but the deadline for that came and went in the fall. Onni plans to build 471 residential units and commercial space over five years at the Colwood Corners site.

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