CHARLOTTE — Sunset Crossing Shopping Center is undergoing a $1.5 million upfit project so that Just Save Foods can move in.
According to a building permit awarded by Mecklenburg County this week, Mooresville-based Prestige Building Co. is the building contractor for the project.
Just Save Foods, a division of Winston-Salem-based Lowe’s food Stores, will occupy 35,900 square feet of space in the north Charlotte shopping center.
According to the website for Charlotte-based B.V. Belk Properties, which owns and manages the shopping center, space in the center leases for $7 a square foot.
Construction on the upfit began two weeks ago, and a grand opening is set for March 20.
B.V. Belk, owner of BVB Properties, said the upfit was necessary because the shopping center was nearly 30 years old.
“The building was built in the ‘80s, so they’re just going in there and gutting it out and getting it ready,” Belk said.
The space the grocery store will occupy has been vacant for more than a year, he said. Most recently, a furniture store had used the space, which was occupied by a Winn-Dixie before that.
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