MIDLOTHIAN, VA (WWBT) - Wegmans in Midlothian is taking shape just six months after Chesterfield County leaders broke ground. Now, several other businesses will open next to it at the Stonehenge Village off of Midlothian Turnpike.
"I think it's great it's growing in Chesterfield and that people are coming into the county," resident Sharon Driskill said. When residents come into Stonehenge Village developers want them to have options.
According to leasing agent Connie Jordan Nielsen with Cushman and Wakefield, 95 percent of the shopping space has been leased. In addition to Wegmans, there will be a Petco, La-Z-Boy and Party City. There will also be smaller stores and services like Hand and Stone, Vision Works, Hair Cuttery and a pizza place.
"We're trying to put a mix in for everybody that's going to service the customer that's going there already," Nielsen said.
Nielsen said developers have been working to bring a mix of services and options to all customers.
It's estimated approximately 44,000 vehicles pass the shopping center every day.
While some residents are excited about the possibilities, some do worry that there may not be enough business to go around.
"It's something new to the area. I don't know how many times we can cut the piece of pie," Al Mermelstein said.
Still, there's hope that something new will be enough to get shoppers in the door and hopefully make enough of an impression that they will come back. "You're going to have traffic anywhere. Change has to come... Right now, I think it's a good thing because it brings jobs to the area and good food also!" resident Jeff Haynes said.
Wegmans alone expects to hire a total of 500 employees with about 200 of those jobs being full time. The company is currently hiring for full-time positions and expects to start hiring part-time in December.
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