Maggie Lea and Tamara Hoover were down at their Red River club Cheer Up Charlie’s this morning removing landscaping along the rock wall on the west side of their club to prepare for construction related to a new hotel development on a parking lot just west of their property. The club owners say the hotel’s construction company paid Noe Guevara, the landscape architect who put the plants in roughly three months ago, to move them. According to Lea and Hoover, the landscaping was removed so the company can erect a fence along the side of the property to protect club employees and patrons from falling rocks during the construction which they say could last for 18 months. The construction company has agreed to replace the plants at the end of the construction period, club owners say.

Noe Guevara, of Satori Ink, left, talks with Cheer Up Charlies co-owner Tamara Hoover, as he works on removing plants from beds adjacent to the club’s rock wall on Monday, June 22, 2015. Because of construction being done by Hyatt above the rock wall that is at the back of the nightclub all the plants had to be removed to make way for construction equipment. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman

Noe Guevara, of Satori Ink, works on removing plants from beds at Cheer Up Charlies on Monday, June 22, 2015. Deborah Cannon/American-Statesman