Clearing land for shopping center

A feller-buncher knocks down trees on the property between Clearwater’s courthouse and Highway 5

A feller-buncher knocks down trees on the property between Clearwater's courthouse and Highway 5 on Thursday

A feller-buncher knocks down trees on the property between Clearwater's courthouse and Highway 5 on Thursday

A feller-buncher knocks down trees on the property between Clearwater’s courthouse and Highway 5 on Thursday, April 4.

The land clearing is in preparation for construction of a new shopping center on the site. The land belongs to Safety Mart while the shopping center would be built with help from AG Foods, the grocery store’s main supplier. Projected opening date would be the fall of 2014.