The old Chevron station is at one of the most highly visible corners of Casa Linda Plaza at Garland and Buckner.

The old Chevron station is at one of the most highly visible corners of Casa Linda Plaza at Garland and Buckner.

The  Chevron gas station at Casa Linda Plaza will be torn down to make way for a new tenant yet to be determined.

AmREIT real estate is in talks with several retail groups interested in the building, including a restaurant, says Michael Hale, who handles leasing. Hale says the new tenant should be announced by the end of this year and be up and running in 2014. Whatever it is will fit the shopping center’s theme.

“I think if you look at that Chevron, it was the only building that didn’t adhere to the design of Casa Linda,” he says.

Tetco originally owned the Chevron before selling it to 7-Eleven, which already has other locations in the area. When it came time to renew the lease, it just didn’t make sense for them to stay.

Lots of changes have happen in a short time at Casa Linda Plaza, one of the oldest shopping centers in the city. AmREIT has been renovating it since March 2008.

Earlier this week, editor Brittany Nunn wrote about the plans for the new Pei Wei, which should open this fall.