Demolition started in April 2017 on the building that was used in the famous chainsaw scene in the 80's movie Scarface starring Al Pacino located at 728 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. The renovation is completed and a brand new CVS will be opening this weekend in February.
Built in 1953 by architect Don Reiff in a post war modern style architecture, the building was used as the Sun Ray Apartments up until the late 1980's when it was converted into a modeling agency office. In recent years the upstairs was vacant and the ground level was used for a Johnny Rocket's Restaurant.
Although much of the back of the building was demolished, the front façade of the structure was saved and renovated to it's original look with brick on the right side of the front. The three Art Deco Portholes have been restored in a white color.
New York based Infinity Group purchased the building in 2015 for $12.4 million.