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Slow But Steady Progress Continues At Health Clinic
Clinic Work
Workmen unload wall panels at the under construction remodel job on Santa Fe Street in downtown Riverbank. The site is the former Sorensons True Value Hardware store, being converted to a health clinic due to open later this year. Ric McGinnis/The News

Work has continued on the remodel of a former hardware store in downtown Riverbank, being converted to a health clinic coming later this year.

The building has pretty much been gutted, with steel two-by-fours put in place to frame the walls of the hallway, offices and exam suites throughout the interior.

During the past week, workmen were unloading stacks of wallboard in preparation for completing the walls and lowered ceiling. Then they’ll be ready to paint, to attach all the utilities for the examination equipment and the AC ductwork.

The work site is located on the south side of Santa Fe Street, between a wing of city hall and the former A.J. Meyers saddlery shop. Most recently, the building was used as One Cut Above, a hair cutting salon, but for a long time, it was Sorenson’s True Value Hardware Store, at 3234 Santa Fe, directly across from the Riverbank Historical Museum.

Improvements to the grounds will include a covered staff break area outside, on the adjacent paved area.