Workman demolished the Alamo Truck Stop buildings Jan. 8. Phyllis Frias, owner of Windmill Ridge and Cowboys Dream Bed and Breakfast, has said

Heavy equipment tears down the Alamo Truck Stop. Phyllis Frias, owner of Windmill Ridge and The Cowboys Dream, bought the property in October. She said she has no immediate plans for the 11-acre site. (Dave Maxwell photo)

Workman demolished the Alamo Truck Stop buildings Jan. 8. Phyllis Frias, owner of Windmill Ridge and Cowboys Dream Bed and Breakfast, has said she has no immediate plans for near 11 acres of property.

Bruce Stoker, director of real estate with the Frias Company in Las Vegas, said sale of the property from Charles and Tresa Lasike was completed at the end of October 2013. The restaurant, gift shop, front lobby, and grocery section were taken down along with the automotive repair shop.

The demolition work was done by Construction Group, International, who have a branch office in Las Vegas.

The canopies over the gas islands and the underground gas tanks will remain Stoker said. “Mrs. Frias has no plans for the property right now, just clean it up.”

The Lasike’s bought the building from Reuben Garza in 2004 and renamed it Alamo Truck Stop.

Garza had operated the place, at first as a small gift shop, called Novelty Imports, in the early 1970s, later changing the name to Del Pueblo Mini Mart.

In 1978, to take better advantage of increasing traffic on U.S. Highway 93, Garza opened a Phillips 66 gas station in front of the gift shop. He later switched to Exxon. A Mexican-American restaurant was added in 1982 or 83.

The Lasike’s closed the business in 2012, and it sat vacant since that time.