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New Weis market to open

March 15, 1999|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

A Weis Market to be built near the intersection of Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway in Hagerstown could be open within a year, an official from the construction firm said Monday.

"We hope to start construction this summer and it could take six to nine months to build," said Tim Harrison, with the Harrisburg, Pa.-development firm Harrison and Grass LLC, the company overseeing construction of the market and an attached building.

Development plans filed with the city show a planned 65,000-square foot supermarket attached to a 43,000-square foot building for retail businesses.

The buildings will be behind a gasoline station on the corner of Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard. Traffic will be able to access the buildings by two new small roads on either side of the gasoline station.

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One of the roads would be approximately where the closed Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies building is. Plans are to tear down the old lumber store.

Developers also will be responsible for improvements to Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway.

Plans are to expand a section of Eastern Boulevard north of the intersection to Conrad Court.

When completed, there will be two lanes for traffic in each direction separated by a median, with a left-turn lane in the middle on that section of Eastern Boulevard, Assistant City Engineer Rodney Tissue said.

Developers also will expand the eastbound lane of Dual highway at the intersection with Eastern Boulevard to add another left-turn lane, Tissue said.

The city Planning Commission last week unanimously approved the plans, said Matt Davis, a city planner.

Building permits for the project must be applied for and granted before construction can begin.

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