Retail building under construction in front of Augusta Mall

A new commercial center that is under development in front of Augusta Mall will bring three businesses and a bank ATM to Wrightsboro Road.

An old building, formerly a bank branch and cellular phone store, has been razed near the Bobby Jones Expressway ramps at 3456 Wrightsboro to accommodate an 8,000-square-foot center that will house Aspen Dental and VisionWorks offices, a Sprint store and a SunTrust ATM, said Troy Jordan, a partner in Augusta-based Jordan Trotter Commercial Real Estate, which is developing the nearly $2.5 million retail project.

The stores are expected to open this November, Jordan said.

Located directly next to the property under construction is a 1.3-acre parcel owned by Macy’s, but there are no plans for development on that site, said mall General Manager Andy Wilke.