News Update!!: Needles, CA: Latest information regarding replacing the closed Camdan Recycling and Taco Bell.
Since the closures of Camdan Recycling and Taco Bell in Needles, California, the community of Needles, California is wondering what is going to replace the 2 businesses.
ZachNews has the latest information regarding the 2 closed properties that use to be Camdan Recycling and Taco Bell.
– Camdan Recycling Property:
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was at Camdan Recycling, located at 409 East Broadway in Needles, California, as employees said good bye to the many great and wonderful people they served on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015.
Since the closing, some of the items that were there have been sold from an action that took place days after the closing well the rest of the property remains empty.
Many people miss Camdan Recycling and had to find another place that can accept their recycled cans and bottles in exchange for some extra money.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that, “We worked with the garbage hauler and they cannot economically justify a buy back center. WE also contacted the state and they could provide no potential vendor. No one has come forward from the industry to re-establish it.”
– Taco Bell Property:
ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was at Taco Bell, located at 2603 Columbus Street in Needles, California, as employees said goodbye and closed their doors permanently on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016.
Since the closing, the business and parking lot property has remain empty well near by a pole that use to have the Taco Bell sign on top was cut down, a spray can question (?) make marked on the pole, and a speed limit sign laying on the ground.
Big rig trucks and campers continue to park in the parking lot from their trip down Route 66, Highway 95, and Interstate 40 to either walk down the street to grab a bit to eat or to rest for the night.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels tells ZachNews that, “The property owner has not shared with whom they have met with for reuse of that site. The City has been contacted about the zoning for a truck stop or a new fast food tenant. Either would be allowed without any special permits.”
During the Needles City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told members of the Needles City Council and the public that they have been meeting with people about the use of the Taco Bell property.
Later, ZachNews learned that at least 2 parities are interested in the Taco Bell property for possibly a truck stop or a hotel.
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