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Two planned shopping centers coming to Brunswick Co.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Two planned shopping centers in Brunswick County are back on schedule, according to the Brunswick Economic Development Commission.

A post on the commission's Facebook page said the shopping center at the intersection of Midway Road and Route 211 near St. James will be called "211 Midway Commons."

According to developers, the shopping center will host 90,000 square feet of leasable space, anchored by a 44,000 square foot prototype Lowes Foods store, with a fueling station.

The shopping center is expected to be filled with a variety of soft-goods and hard-goods retailers in addition to fast food and casual dining restaurants.

The Brunswick Economic Development Commission anticipates the property to be completed in late 2014.

In addition, some new shopping opportunities will soon be available in the town of Supply.

Brunswick County officials say they hope to start breaking ground on a new shopping center at the intersection of Highway 211 and Highway 17 in Supply by the end of the month.

According to Economic Development Director Jim Bradshaw, the developer wants to build a full shopping center with a hardware store, a grocery store, at least two restaurants, and a drug store.

Bradshaw says the Supply area is growing quickly, so residents need more retail stores in the area.

"This will provide shopping opportunities for many people living in that area," said Bradshaw. "Before, they had much longer distances to drive for that type of retail use."

Bradshaw says he's also received a verbal commitment from developers for construction of a new grocery store. They hope to finalize that deal by the end of July.

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