LAKE WYLIE -- Mill Creek Commons shoppers could be banking on a good meal soon, with more additions to the 77-acre project set to add both options.
David Neikamp, director of retail development for property owner Crescent Resources, confirmed last week branches of Wachovia and Bank of America will join the project at S.C. 557 and 274, which in all features 10 outparcel spaces surrounding a completed Lowe's Home Improvement and a future Wal-Mart Supercenter. Wachovia and Bank of America join Provident Community Bank, also with purchased property at Mill Creek Commons.
Other named outparcel tenants include McDonald's, which is under construction, and Walgreens, which should open this summer. The latest list of businesses fills half the outparcel tenant list, while Crescent focuses on filling the other half, mainly, with dining options.
"We have a couple of restaurants looking at the other outparcels," Niekamp said. "That's a great location that's going to be a hub and a regional draw for that area."
While the Provident and Walgreens locations are new additions to the area, McDonald's is a move from its current location within Waterside Market Place. Wachovia and Bank of America, Neikamp said, also are moves from Lake Wylie Plaza.
"That's my understanding," Niekamp said.
While Wachovia and Bank of America have contracts with Crescent, the bank branches have not submitted building plans to York County. Julie Buchanan, development coordinator for the county, said only Lowe's, Wal-Mart, McDonald's and Walgreens have plans submitted, and nothing has come in since McDonald's plans Nov. 7 of last year.
"We haven't had any activity there recently," she said.
Wal-Mart will not open until next year, though passers by should start to see progress soon.
"We would like to begin construction later this summer or early fall," said Chris Neely, spokesman for Wal-Mart.
Although crescent-resources.com/retail/millcreekcommons, lists Walgreens as opening next week, the company says the Mill Creek Commons store won't open by July or August.
"According to my records I've got this summer," said Robert Elfinger, Walgreens spokesman.
The 14,820-square-foot store at the north corner of S.C. 557 and 274 will employ 25 to 30 people, and will include a double drive through for prescriptions, a pharmacy, grocery section, one-hour photo and "everyday essentials."
Online applications are being accepted at walgreens.com.