First it was a Kroger Marketplace. Now, now more businesses are getting ready to open up shop on the old Cloverleaf mall site in Chesterfield. Plans for Stonebridge even include hundreds of new apartments.
The county has several goals for Stonebridge. One of them is to bring more young people into the area to live and work. Officials hope the new retailers will generate even more growth.
Stonebridge has become a gateway into Chesterfield County right off Midlothian Turnpike near Chippenham - the development of this flagship Kroger jump-started the whole $100 million mixed-use project. It's nearly a decade in the making.
At least eight new retailers will set up shop and fill 80 percent of the 20,000 square feet retail space in the first phase of project according to County administrator Jay Stegmaier.
"What Kroger has done is it's proven the viability of the location," said Stegmaier. "Since they are getting high volumes with that store, it's also attracting the next level of market."
Some of the businesses include: Sweet Frog, Subway, Qdoba, a stand- alone Krispy Kreme, Virginia ABC, Great Clips, Lee Nails, and Sleepy's Mattress store ultimately fulfilling the county's goal to make this a place where people can work, play and live.
The first phase of 600 upscale apartments should be complete in August of next year, and some of the retailers plan to open in late summer or early fall.
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