The Lowe’s at the Killingly Commons opened for business today, April 21, 2008. This is the first store in the Killingly Commons retail plaza to open its doors.
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The sign now reads Target Opening October ’08.
Stop and Shop and McDonald’s will be moving over to the Commons along with Lowes, Staples, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michaels, Famous Footwear, Lane Bryant, Dress Barn, Sleepy’s, Verizon, Ruby Tuesday and Starbucks. Some of the bigger stores will probably be open by the middle of next year and the whole Commons by late 2008.
Route 101 has been very busy the last few weeks. Mizzy Construction is really making headway on the road construction portion of the Killingly Commons project. Sidewalks have been poured on the eastbound side of the road. The base course of asphalt has been installed on the new southbound off-ramp of 395 and the westbound shoulder of Route 101 where the road has been widened. Construction began on the widening of the 395 North off-ramp this past week. Utility crews were even working this past Saturday to switch the lines over to the new poles installed. The project is really coming together.
My prediction for the first store to be completed is the Lowe’s. It will be located in the southeast corner of the site along 395. I predict that the Stop and Shop will most likely be the second building completed. It is located at the northeast corner also along 395
Today on my way to pick up lunch I noticed a new sign being installed on Rte 101 in the Bell Park Plaza, Dunkin’ Donuts. They’re apparently moving their store from next to Zips’ Diner to the old Savings Institute storefront. This might not seem like big news for most, but to town residents this is BIG. Why you ask? The new location will allow Dunkin’ Donuts to have a DRIVE THRU. Can you tell I live out in the sticks? It’s mid-2007 and our Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t even have a drive thru yet. I can only imagine what will happen with the run-down Ames storefront and the aging Stop and Shop plaza. Dare to dream.
I’ve seen a more complete list of stores and restaurants slated for the shopping center. They include, but are not limited to Applebee’s Lowe’s, Stop & Shop, Taco Bell, McDonalds ,Staples, Marshalls, Michaels, Panera, and Famous Footwear. That means that there are just six more occupants to be named.
I seem to be getting a lot of traffic for people looking for information on the Killingly Commons. I was hoping to post some pictures of the site. However, I been busy with family stuff so I haven’t had a chance. Work seems to progressing very nicely on the site. I’m impressed with the way the site contractor appears to be attacking this project. I noticed that some of the drainage structures and pipe have been delivered. Today I saw that a survey crew was laying out the new roadway edge along the westbound side of Route 101. I’m not sure if this was a ConnDOT crew or a someone directly related to the site contractor or general contractor. Still these are all good signs for the Town of Killingly.