Meadows still set to open in October
The Glenwood Meadows project is on schedule and should open in October, as planned. Developer Miller Weingarten recently completed grading and utility work on the “pad” for Target, said company vice president Steve Shoflick. Target has committed to building a Super-Target at Glenwood Meadows.The developer is scheduled to complete another pad for Lowe’s Home Improvement by February, Shoflick said. Target and Lowe’s are in a unique situation compared to other stores planning to move into Glenwood Meadows because they actually own the land, not Miller Weingarten, said Glenwood Springs community development director Andrew McGregor. The city has issued Target a building permit and will issue one to Lowe’s in the next few weeks, said McGregor. The rest of the tenants at Glenwood Meadows – which so far includes anchor stores Gart Sports; Bed, Bath & Beyond; Petco; and Pier 1 Imports – will use space Miller Weingarten owns, McGregor said.The building permit for additional businesses will be issued to Miller Weingarten, which will then have to get tenant approval from the city, McGregor said. Miller Weingarten hasn’t released any new tenants for Glenwood Meadows, but at least one locally owned franchise is expanding. Marble Slab Creamery, 815 Grand Ave., is opening a second location at Glenwood Meadows, said owner Joe Haas. The new store will serve local and regional shoppers who visit Glenwood Meadows for the Super Target, Lowe’s and other large stores, Haas said. The new location will give him more year-round business since his Grand Avenue store relies heavily on tourists with high and low seasons throughout the year, he said. The dirt work on the project had fallen behind schedule due to rockier than expected soil conditions. Miller Weingarten applied for, and received, a permit from the city to work 24-hours a day. Instead of working around the clock, however, the company brought in bigger dirt-movers, which brought the work back up to speed, Shoflick said. Miller Weingarten should finish the project as scheduled by December. “There’s no reason that they wouldn’t,” McGregor said. Contact Ryan Graff: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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