Two buildings in Chesterfield town centre have been knocked down.
Demolition work is currently taking place at the former John Nicholas and Morris's sites near the Sun Inn pub on West Bars.
A new building will eventually be built at the location. It will have a retail outlet on the ground floor and two apartments on the first and second floors with a roof garden.
The demolition and development were granted planning permission by Chesterfield Borough Council last year.
During a period of public consultation into the plans, Brynley Wheeldon, of nearby West Bars News, said: "I support any enhancements to the West Bars area which I consider is a location that has been neglected in recent town centre planning and development strategies."
The John Nicholas building was a hairdressers while Morris's was a fish and chip shop.