A construction crew demolishes the back of the Giant Value building that will make way for the new building with 114 housing units.

The demolition of the Giant Value building located on 2558 Mission Street that will make way for 114 market-rate housing units began Monday morning at 7.

As previously reported, Oyster Development will be erecting a new building that will house the units alongside the soon-to be-renovated New Mission Theater.

Dave Montoya, the superintendent of construction on site, said the demolition would take about a month and pedestrians on the sidewalk would need to be rerouted when the building’s facade comes down, but traffic on Mission Street would not be affected.

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  1. I clearly remember going into Giant Value to shop as a child with my mom and siblings. We used to cause havoc in there, ha!, I also remember my brothers buying their 6 million dollar man dolls there too. Great memories.

  2. So glad to see this old dump taken down. That stretch of the Mission is so wretched! This could really help bring the neighborhood back to life, back to the vibrant community it once was! All those rotting old theaters and sad $1 stores were once filled and vibrant — it looks like we are heading back towards the golden days of the mission when it was known for its amazing mile long corridor of shops, theaters, and restaurants!

    It will be a big improvement over abandoned buildings, $1 stores, SRO’s, and drug dealers.