Business: Convenience store/deli planned off Redmond across from entrance to The Spires at Berry College. Also: Updates to the continuing care retirement center’s residences.

Business: Convenience store/deli planned off Redmond across from entrance to The Spires at Berry College. Also: Updates to the continuing care retirement center’s residences.

 

 

As presales continue for The Spires at Berry College off of the Connector near Redmond, we’re seeing the first signs of adjacent development.

Look for a “mega” convenience store near 1320 Redmond Road that will feature a sit-down deli by the folks who operate the successful one at The Rock Store off Kingston Highway. The store name is still being determined as one option would need additional approval outside of the developers’ control.

But the property has been sold by Charles Parker of Hardy Realty for $250,000 with a store valued at more than $1 million on the way. The package will total $1.6 million once pumps are installed, inventory stocked and other needs. Phillip Burkhalter Builders has the project and the estimated opening is probably eight months away (depending on the weather).

It is a popular area already with Golden Living Center nearby as well as Coosa Valley Credit Union. The Spires hopes to open its continuing care retirement community by 2020. It will feature 281 living units, fromĀ 174 independent living units including free-standing cottages and apartments as well as an additional 107 health care suites for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care.

That represents a slight change in the development plan with 10 more cottages added and 24 fewer apartment units in the mix. As of Friday, there were 86 deposits on file with 123 needed (70 percent) before construction can begin. Developers hope to be at that milestone by the end of summer.

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