New shopping center planned

November 15, 1999|By DAN KULIN /Staff Writer

Land is being cleared for the planned Center at Antietam Creek, a shopping plaza anchored by a Weis Market to be built near the intersection of Dual Highway and Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown.

Construction of space for the supermarket and for as many as 18 stores or restaurants could begin within a month, site developer Tim Harrison, with the firm Harrison and Grass in Lemoyne, Pa., said last week.

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Harrison said some stores could open for business in August or September.

In addition to the Weis Market, Harrison said spaces in the plaza have been leased to five businesses including Dollar Express, Holiday Hair, Video Warehouse, and a Chinese restaurant and dry cleaning shop not yet named.

The Weis Market will take up 65,000 square feet, and will be the largest building in the approximately 122,000-square-foot plaza. The plaza will have a parking lot with about 650 parking spaces, Harrison said.


As many as 15 other businesses will be in a building adjacent to the grocery store. There will be up to three other detached buildings at the shopping center.

The new shopping center will go behind and around a gas station at the corner of Eastern Boulevard and Dual Highway. Entrances to the shopping center will be on either side of the gas station.

The developers are required to widen part of Eastern Boulevard at the intersection with Dual Highway because of the anticipated increase in traffic.

City Engineer Bruce Johnston said that when the work is completed, the southbound lane of Eastern Boulevard at Dual Highway will have two left-turn lanes, one through lane and one right-turn lane.

Harrison said work on that intersection will probably be done in the spring.

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