Photo Credit: Lee Becker
The Oconee County Planning Department has approved the final construction planning documents for the proposed Cheddar’s Casual Cafe on Epps Bridge Parkway at the front of Epps Bridge Centre, signaling that the project is moving forward even without the certainty of liquor sales.
Engineers for Cheddar’s submitted the documents on June 25, and the planning department stamped them as compliant with county requirements that same day. The next step is the application for and issuance of actual construction permits.
Cheddar’s will join Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers at the Epps Bridge Parkway entrance to the shopping mall and is part of a construction boom in the area.
Kroger has a gas station substantially completed in the shopping center across Epps Bridge Parkway from Epps Bridge Centre, and construction is underway in front of Lowe’s across the Oconee Connector from the new shopping mall.
Also last month the county issued a permit for interior buildout of one of the shells in Epps Bridge Centre for a di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar. (Editor’s note: Interesting that di’lishi refers to this as the “Athens” location.) The interior permit for another building to house Kinnucan’s was issued in late May.
The county’s commercial center at Butler’s Crossing also is experiencing some new interest. The county received updated site plans for a dormant commercial development on Hog Mountain Road in late May.
For more, visit Oconee County Observations.
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