Business projects taking shape in Havelock


Crews work at the construction site of the new Advance Auto Parts store Monday at the corner of West Main Street and South Jackson Drive in Havelock. It is one of three retail construction projects going on in the city, with site work being done on the new Family Dollar that is going up on West Main Street as well as the new Baldree’s Tire location at the Westbrooke Shopping Center.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 05:23 PM.

Work is progressing on three commercial construction projects in Havelock, with all three businesses expected to open this summer.

Workers with Brannan Development expect to have masonry work completed by this weekend on the new Advance Auto Parts store at the corner of South Jackson Drive and West Main Street.

The cinderblock walls of the 6,732 square-foot retail building are taking shape already. When the work is completed, the 10 to 12 employees will transfer business from the current location at 130 East Main St.

Manager Mac McClenton said the reason for the store’s move is the median that replaced the center turning lane in 2012. He said the median has proven to be a barrier between businesses and their customers.

“We are actually super excited because we’ll have a traffic light,” McClenton said of the new location. “That will basically allow customers to come in and out without having to go to the end of Main Street because of this island they built out here.”

He said the new store would be slightly smaller, but slightly taller, than the current one.

“That will raise our backstock up a little bit more, and we’ll be able to get more stock in,” he said. “We’ll have the same stuff we carry now, just much more.”

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