Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Construction Underway On Last Buildings In Core Of Oconee County’s Epps Bridge Centre

Latest Building Without Tenant

Construction is well underway on the last major buildings that makes up the core of Epps Bridge Centre, the shopping complex surrounded by Epps Bridge Parkway, SR Loop 10 and the Oconee Connector.

The Oconee County Code Enforcement Office issued a permit on March 27 for the shell of a 25,024-square-foot building that connects the building housing Marshalls with the building under construction that will be home to Party City and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

The county issued the permit for the shell of Party City and Bed, Bath & Beyond on Jan. 22 of this year, and work on this part of the building is expected to be completed by Sept. 30.

The shell of the building connecting Marshalls with Party City and Bed, Bath & Beyond, labeled as Building 330, is being completed on speculation. Construction is to be finished by Aug. 31.

Ross Named

The application for the building permit for Building 330 filed by Epps Bridge Centre LLC on March 25 listed “Ross” as the tenant.

Bed, Bath & Beyond At Right
Looking Toward Cinema

Both the sewer service request filed with the Oconee County Utility Department on Jan. 5 and the water service application filed with the Utility Department on March 27 also list Ross as the tenant of this latest building.

The Oconee Enterprise reported in its April 2 edition that Ross has not agreed to lease the building.

Frank Bishop of The Bishop Company, the Atlanta developer of Epps Bridge Centre, confirmed to me in an email message on Friday afternoon that “At this time Building 330 is not under contract with a tenant.”

Ross Stores Inc., which operates as Ross Dress For Less, is the third largest off-price retailer in the United States, according to Wikipedia. Ross, headquartered in Dublin, Calif., is behind T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, both of which are owned by TJX Companies.


Anonymous said...

So nice to see out of county developer Frank Bishop make millions in Oconee. His development is solely car-based, while most new shopping developments are pedestrian based with public spaces for small concerts, events, etc. Melvin Davis bent over backwards for his BFF Frank. What's going to look like in 10-15 years from now? Georgia Square Mall?

Beanne said...

You are right Anonymous. I think it will look much worse than GA square mall in 10-15 years. At least GA square is walkable. Epps Bridge Center is a mess of confusing traffic flow and parking. And the buildings are cheap and tacky, major mess for future Oconee Countians.