For too many years a chain link fence has remained an eyesore for those who pass by the corner of Yaney St. and Main St. in Bishop. This is the property formerly known as Cottonwood Plaza. Built in 1978, the now vacant shopping center had once been the home of a number of business outlets, offices, retail and restaurant facilities. Today, its classic western themed architecture stands a bit sad and somewhat neglected. But a makeover has begun, inspired by the vision of Ray and Liz Eslamiyeh, committed and enthusiastic property owners in both Mammoth Lakes and Bishop since 2000.
Unfortunately the new renovation project had been slowed by the developing health challenges faced by the Eslamiyehs. After a gallant fight, Ray Eslamiyeh, a passionate lover of the Eastern Sierra since 1970, the beloved husband of Liz, succumbed to cancer last month. However, the dream to create a beautiful lively town center lives on. The process of upgrading the property infrastructure and the improvement of its appearance will go forward. The owners, working closely with the Bishop Community, look ahead to an exciting future for the once busy shopping center. They are committed to transforming the town center to a source of pride for the City of Bishop. This will be the time when the fence finally comes down and the transformed shopping center opens its doors for business. Those interested in securing tenant space may send their contact information and requirements to email@example.com.
The family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to all those who prayed for Ray and for the tremendous love and support given over the last few difficult months. –Press Release