Pell City Food World to become strip mall with help from EDC

Second Street Plaza LLC has plans to breathe new life into a vacant Food World building in Pell City, converting it into a shopping center that will house three to four retail tenants.

Leases were expected to be signed in early June, and a spokesman for the Mississippi-based company could not disclose their identities until the leases were signed. The project also includes an out parcel that can be developed. Second Street specializes in redeveloping vacant properties, such as grocery stores and other big box structures. The project represents a total investment of $2.5 million, which should create 30 to 40 new jobs. Construction is expected to be completed in mid-September, and stores should open around the first of November, the spokesman said.

β€œIt was great to work with the mayor, Don Smith, executive director of the St. Clair Economic Development Council, and Candice Hill,” the assistant EDC director with whom he credited as being instrumental in bringing the project to fruition.

β€” Article courtesy of Discover St. Clair

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