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Kroger Plaza sees revived activity

Monday, October 2, 2006

Months after workers completed construction of a new retail center next to Kroger in Greencastle, sporadic activity has begun to sprout up inside some of the empty store fronts.

In the last few weeks, signs advertising the spaces for lease have been removed in four of the nine available slots.

Officials with Arizona-based Sandor Development Company, owners of the site, could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts, however, the company's website lists Rent-A-Center, Papa Murphy's pizza, Advance America and Citifinancial as the four businesses to lease the spaces so far.

Allied Cash Advance, which was listed as a tenant on the website earlier this year, has since been removed.

Five additional spaces, with an average space of 1,200 square feet, are still available for lease, according to the website.

Developers with the project have attended numerous Greencastle meetings in the past where they said they plan to eventually construct a second building, possibly for a restaurant, in the southeastern corner of the property next to Indianapolis Road.

Meanwhile, no word on a gas station scheduled for constructed in front of the grocery store was available on Monday.

Earlier this year, the Greencastle Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance to allow Kroger to construct a four-pump station in the southwest corner of the store's current parking lot.

After revising the plan, Kroger officials announced they will build the new gas station parallel with Indianapolis Road, just to the east of the current stoplight entrance. There will be a concrete curb running along the west side of the gas station which will force the traffic entering the grocery store to head to the front of the store before cutting across.

An attorney representing developers of the retail center next to Kroger also attended that meeting to express support for the gas station, stating the project would add to the overall appeal of the site.

No one with either project could be reached for comment on Monday.

Leasing agent Brad Combs told the BannerGraphic earlier this year that he was negotiating with potential tenants for the shopping center.

According to its website, Sandor Development has completed similar shopping center projects in Anderson, Bloomington, Greenwood, Lafayette and Terre Haute.

Kroger Plaza is their first development in Greencastle.

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