York County Council has a vote scheduled tonight that could pave the way for a new Earth Fare in the Fort Mill area.
Council has an agreement for road improvements and green space requirements on the table for Mills Crossing, a Springland development at S.C. 160 West and Len Patterson Road. Earth Fare would develop seven of what will be 37 total acres within the project.
The developer would pay up to $411,000 in traffic impact mitigation, according to county documents.
Collett, a real estate group, plans to have the development open next year. It would include 200,000 square feet of office space, the 24,000-square-foot grocer, another 14,000 square feet of retail, a 5,000-square-foot bank with drive-thru and a 4,000-square-foot fast food restaurant, also with drive-thru. The project is opposite the Brayden subdivision on S.C. 160 West.
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The developer lists Earth Fare and other prospective tenants Pet Supermarket, Bella Nail Salon, Heartland Dental and Club Pilates online. The building Earth Fare will anchor is twice as big as the supermarket itself.
Among the two listed Collette brokers for the project is Wesley Walls, a former Carolina Panthers tight end.
Earth Fare began as a natural food store in Asheville, N.C. back in 1975. The company now has almost 50 locations in 10 states. Earth Fare has a Rock Hill and two Charlotte locations.
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