Oconee County issued building permits for two tenants at Epps Bridge Centre in May and June, leaving only three suites in the main core of the shopping complex with Space Available signs.
Woks Up will join six other restaurants or food shops in the central building cluster opposite University 16 Cinemas, which has a restaurant inside it.
The county also has issued a build out permit for Rusted Arrow Boutique in the space between Groove Burgers and Diablo’s, where two of the three remaining small suites available for lease remain.
Epps Bridge Centre, which is planning a major expansion across the Oconee Connector, has had mixed success filling its out lots, with only four of 12 occupied.
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Three of those are taken by restaurants, including the under-construction Bone Island Grillhouse.
Bone Island Grillhouse joins Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers and Cheddar’s Casual Café on the three out lots fronting on Epps Bridge Parkway.
In the central shopping center core, Woks Up joins, in addition to Groove Burgers and Diablo’s, Taqueria Tsunami, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Di’lishi Frozen Yogurt Bar, and Subway.
Rusted Arrow Boutique will move into one of the suites between Diablo’s and Groove Burgers.
Two more small suites are available in that row, and a third is available near Di’lishi.
A fourth store is open but does not have a Space Available sign in its window.
Children’s Place had earlier been identified as the future tenant of that space.
Woks Up will be in two suites that lie between Kinnucan’s and Groove Burgers.
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Total space listed on the build-out permit is 2,200 square feet. The building permit lists the total value of the construction at $140,000.
The restaurant will seat 36, according to Utility Department documents.
Russ Henson did not date the building permit when he signed it for Code Enforcement, but the county indicates Ho paid the fees on May 12. Permits are usually picked up closed to when fees are paid.
Construction was to be completed by early May, according to the building application, but it remains underway.
Terry Ho from Greensboro is listed as the owner of the shop on the building permit.
Rusted Arrow Boutique will occupy 1,158 square feet, according to the building permit issued by the county on June 13.
The project is being undertaken by D&D Development Inc., with Doug Kilpatrick and Doug Weirauch listed as partners. Kilpatrick gives a Watkinsville postal address in the Code Enforcement application.
No start or completion date is shown in the application.
The value of the build-out is listed as $5,000.