CALEXICO — The City Council here, seated as the city Redevelopment Agency board, will decide whether to provide financial assistance to a pair of pharmacists from Brawley and El Centro looking to start a pharmacy in the Hotel De Anza.
The RDA board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 608 Heber Ave.
The pharmacists, Greg Gelman of Brawley and Gary Metelshi of El Centro, want to start the De Anza Pharmacy in the available 1,500-square feet of commercial space.
The two will be asking for a loan of $243,000. They propose to repay the RDA $295,770 after five years.
The pharmacy could employ six new workers within the first three years.
For years a popular coffee shop was located in the 1,500-square foot commercial space of the historic hotel.
Earlier this year, U.S. Data Source of Los Angeles considered turning the commercial space into a computer hub for its data production operations. That plan was scrapped.