SRP Park might be the biggest, most noticeable construction project in North Augusta, but it’s not the only one.
New businesses are springing up all over — some in new buildings, others moving into existing structures. Some have opened recently and others have just broken ground.
Lidl, a new grocery retailer to the Augusta area, will open its North Augusta store at 417 East Martintown Road on Sept 21. A week before, on Sept. 14, it will open its first Georgia store at 1096 Alexander Drive. Both stores will have ribbon-cuttings at 7:40 a.m. on their respective opening days, then will be open for business at 8 a.m. Store hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Both openings will include special deals, giveaways, games and prizes. The new stores are 20,000 square feet, and will include bakeries and a large selection of wine. Besides groceries, the German-based chain will sell fitness gear, small kitchen appliances, toys and outdoor furniture. For more information, visit lidl.com.
Rick Meyer, director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department, said crews building the two new gyms at Riverview Park have made great progress since the Peach Jam in July.
“Most of the concrete pads for the gyms and concourse have been poured and the steel on the bridge has been erected,” Meyer said. “Crews are currently erecting steel for one of the gyms.”
The project is scheduled to be finished in February and ready for action the first week in March, he said.
Chipotle, meanwhile, plans to open its store in North Augusta Plaza on Martintown Road by late November, according to a company spokesman.
Also, Taco Bell on Martintown Road is being renovated, but the restaurant remains open while the work is being done.
Off Interstate 20’s Exit 5, meanwhile, a Holiday Inn Express has opened, and crews are working on Sprint and Dollar Tree at Walnut Lane and US 25.
On Knox Avenue, earth-moving has begun on an IHOP and Aspen Dental between Starbucks and Arby’s.
Reach James Folker at (706) 823-3338