Two tenants at Rock Hill's Manchester Village are planning renovations as the shopping center nears the 10-year mark.
Target will add freezers and coolers in the food section, part of a company-wide focus on expanding into the grocery market.
Across the street, a remodeling at Panera Bread will bring new carpet, furniture, artwork and light fixtures. The work, slated to start in January, will take place at night so the store won't have to close, said manager D.J. Wittek.
Crews will add a seating area for 15 to 20 additional customers, and the cash register area will change to improve traffic flow.
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"We've actually passed the seven-year mark, so we're due," said Wittek, who started in 2003 as an assistant manager. "We're showing our age here a little bit."
Plans for both stores are detailed on blueprints filed at City Hall.
A spokesperson for Target said the company would have no comment. In recent years, the company has boosted its grocery offerings as it competes with Walmart for discount food shoppers.
A growing number of Target stores now offer more pre-packaged baked goods, meats and cheeses.
Manchester Village developer Tony Berry declined to comment, except to say he can't believe 10 years passed so quickly.
Target opened in October 2001 as a retail anchor for the 165-acre development off Dave Lyle Boulevard. Panera followed two years later, becoming Manchester's 13th restaurant tenant.
The center has seen its share of turnover over the years, losing Harry & Jean's restaurant, Cold Stone Creamery and Linens 'n Things, among others.
Rock Hill worked with Berry and state environmental officials to develop Manchester on the former home of a York County garbage transfer station.
Crews removed contaminants from the garbage center, which stood on what's now a parking lot next to Manchester Cinemas. For its work on the project, Rock Hill was awarded a 2001 Phoenix Award by the Environmental Protection Agency.