(Dec. 14, 2012) Four stores and one beauty salon are slated to open near Super WalMart and Home Depot on Route 50 near the Route 589 intersection.
The stores, HomeGoods, Ross, Joann Fabrics, Sally Beauty and Hair Cuttery, are named online at www.paramountrealty.com as tenants at Ocean Landings II, which is now under construction west of Home Depot. The Coffee Beanery is also expected to open there and additional spaces remain available.
Richard Eisenberg, counsel for project owner Allen and Connie LLC, which also built Pennington Commons in Ocean Pines, has been handling the leasing for the Ocean Landings II project.
The Ocean Landings II project was planned for several years and underwent major design changes in that time. Eisenberg said during one of the Worcester County Planning Commission meetings that the project had had more scrutiny that any other in this county in recent years.
The final design is similar to the Super WalMart that opened this year.
The Ocean Landings II project was first approved in 2003. That approval expired after it became evident that the planned service road, now Samuel Bowen Boulevard, would change the site plan. The revised project was approved again in 2008.
Another new business is under construction on Route 50 in West Ocean City. CVS will have a store on the site of a former mattress store across Keyser Point Road from the existing Rite-Aid.
The nearby existing CVS in the Food Lion shopping center on Route 611 will close when the new CVS opens this spring.
Bill Badger, Worcester’s economic development director, said he has been “actively working” with several people interested in or buying land parcels along Route 50 near WalMart.
Yesterday, Thursday, Badger was in Baltimore at a gathering of real estate professionals to promote the county as a place of business.
“So they’ll keep Worcester County in mind for a lot of opportunities,” he said.