North Bend, Ore. – The Coquille Indian Tribe will begin demolition of the former Kim’s Restaurant building on South Pacific Highway in Medford on Nov. 10. The building has been vacant since restaurant operations ended in May 2005.
The work will be conducted by Legacy Contracting, Inc., with demolition and site cleanup expected to be completed by the end of November. The company has assured the Tribe that the work will not interfere with ongoing business operations on the property.
John and Lela Larkin, proprietors of Roxy Ann Lanes, assure their customers that the lanes will remain open throughout this process and that all scheduled leagues and events will continue as usual. Access from the highway and parking will not be affected.
Likewise, drive-in access to the Human Bean will be maintained throughout the work period and the Bear Creek Golf Course will continue its regular seasonal hours of operation.
Because of historic interest in the large Kim’s Restaurant sign, the Tribe, after consulting with the Southern Oregon Historical Society, is donating the sign to the Terpening Motor Museum, which will display the sign at its facility outside of Phoenix, Ore.
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Contact: Ray Doering, Communications Director, 541-756-8800 ext. 1243 or (cell) 541-297-4611.