The former Taco Bell building in downtown East Lansing is officially gone.  The vacant restaurant on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Bailey street was torn down Tuesday to make room for Stonehouse Village VI.  An $8.7 million, five story apartment building with retail on the first floor.

Construction starts Monday and is expected to be complete by August 2017.  The 6,500 square feet of retail space on the building's first floor will accommodate three businesses.

The other four floors will have a total of 36 apartment units, a mix of one, two and three bedroom units that will accommodate 86 people.  The Lansing State Journal has more information