A Walgreens drug store will be part of Cornerstone, the commercial development across from Sun City Carolina Lakes, and Belk, JCPenney, Lowe's Foods and Target could follow.
Crosland, the developers of Cornerstone, list Belk, JCPenney, Lowe's Foods and Target as "proposed" businesses on its Web site. Previously, the company said it hoped to attract businesses such as an upscale grocery store, but declined to mention specific company names.
Cornerstone is a 150-acre commercial development between Laurel Hill Road and extending down Hwy. 521 to just beyond Jim Wilson Road, across from Sun City Carolina Lakes. The site's first building, now under construction, will be a two-story, 40,000 square-foot medical office that will be staffed by Carolinas Health Care.
A movie theater is also part of the plans for the development. The commercial site is a joint venture between Crosland and Wallace Land Ventures II.
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Bailey Patrick, president of Bissell-Patrick and representative of Wallace Land Ventures II , said he could not confirm that Belk, JCPenney, Lowe's Foods or Target would be part of Cornerstone and directed inquiries to Crosland. Crosland officials did not immediately return calls for comment.
"I'm sure it's a preliminary plan they are presenting to and there are very encouraging discussions underway, but I don't think they are commitments," Patrick said.
Lowe's Foods spokeswoman Dianne Blancato said she can't confirm Lowe's Foods will be part of the Cornerstone development, but the company is eyeing property in the Indian Land area.
"We are very interested in the area and have been looking at several sites." Blancato said.
JCPenney spokesman Tim Lyons said that he couldn't confirm JCPenney will be part of the Cornerstone development but said it is not unusual for the department store retailer to be part of a development like Cornerstone, with a freestanding store instead of the traditional mall location.
Target also could not confirm a possible Indian Land location. Belk officials did not immediately return calls for comment.
Cornerstone will be the second commercial development in the area. Carolina Commons, on Hwy. 521 at Sun City Carolina Lakes, will be home to a CVS and a Harris Teeter grocery store, as well as the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.