The Darkside smoke shop closed recently and the building was demolished on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The property will be part of a future development.

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The excavator was back in downtown Redding on Tuesday morning.

This time it was tearing down the Darkside smoke shop building on Pine Street.

The store, which had been there some 15 years, recently closed after a San Francisco Bay Area development group purchased the property in June — one of three parcels that make up an entire city block.

Background on this: Darkside Redding closes after group buys entire downtown block

Leckey Land Clearing, the same company that demolished the neighboring Redding Inn, was doing the same to the Darkside.

In addition to the Darkside, Kirkorian Development bought the old Redding Inn property on Pine Street and the former Computer Logistics property at the corner of Market and Lincoln streets.