July 25, 2008

$1.8 Million Goes into Plaza Makeover

By The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.


$1.8 million goes into plaza makeover

Highway Adventures Motorcycle Club and The Karate Studio have opened in the plaza where Jamin' Leather once stood on Belle Terre Boulevard.

Belle Terre Plaza's owner and developer, Bethea, Talbot & Co., is spending about $1.8 million to renovate the center with new store fronts, utilities, parking and landscaping, said owner Mark Talbot.

Renovations should be done by the end of November, he said.

Other tenants include Coastal Baseball Academy, Kirby Vacuum Cleaners and Randy's Tires and Rims. About four spots in the plaza are still vacant.


Construction begins on shopping center

Construction started this month on The Landing at Ocean Isle Beach, a 65,000-square-foot shopping center that will be anchored by Lowes Foods grocery store, according to developers.

The complex, scheduled to open in May, is being built at the corner of N.C. 179 and Ocean Isle Beach Road.

It will include a 42,000-square-foot Lowes Foods, 23,000 square feet of additional retail space and six outparcels on about 7.5 acres.

Construction has been split into two phases: 11,000 square feet of retail space will open at the same time as Lowes Foods and the rest will be built in phase two.

The developer, Crescent Retail, declined to name other tenants.

A public groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and food from Lowes Foods and Barts Barbeque will be served.

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