Going, going, gone… the Cloverdale Mall is toast

Six weeks after crews began tearing down Cloverdale's biggest eyesore, the demolition of the Cloverdale Mall is finally complete. All that's left is the cleanup.

Crocuses are now blooming in an old planter filled with spring bulbs beside the former Cloverdale Mall – which is now completely demolished.

It’s all gone. Sometime Wednesday morning, a demolition crew tore down the last remaining piece of the old Cloverdale Mall, a small concrete room.

Now all that’s left are several giant debris piles of lumber, brick, metal and concrete, organized into separate piles for recycling or proper disposal.

Demolition began Feb. 8 and was expected to take several weeks.

The mall – built in 1973 and located on city of Surrey property – is being torn down to make way for a new development called Cloverdale West Village, a mix of commercial and residential units.

Construction on the project’s first phase is expected to get underway later this year.

Phase one will consist of a single wood-frame, five-storey building with 22,000 square feet of commercial space, an underground parking lot and 100 residential units on the southwest portion of the site.

The first phase will include a new home for the Cloverdale Legion that’s about the same size as the current branch at 10,000 square feet.