A lot of growth is happening in the City of Lewisburg recently, as citizens and those who travel through the small town will now have more options to purchase food, gas, automobiles, and groceries.
The biggest news comes from the announcement that Lewisburg will be getting a Crossroads IGA, similar to the one in Rockfield on the way to Bowling Green. According to Lewisburg Mayor Bert Adler, Houchens Industries, which owns the Lewisburg IGA, purchased property years ago on 431 Main Street next to the T-Mart. This week a sign was placed on the property telling of the up-and-coming project.
“We are so excited,” said mayor Adler. “This is going to be so good for our city. It will not only boost commerce, but also generate additional income for the city to be used for the betterment of our citizens. It is excellent news.”
Adler admits he didn’t know about the project until seeing the sign that was put up at the beginning of the week. He said Houchens sent plans to the water department, and then he was quickly contacted by an employee.
“As I understand, they went through the joint cities-county zoning board,” the mayor said. It wasn’t until Thursday, Dec. 8 that Adler was contacted by Tim Rich, Director of Property & Store Development at Houchens Industries. “He said they will be selling Shell gas and it will have a Subway restaurant within it. They are in the process of getting the project zoned and approved, and are expected to begin construction late spring or early summer,” added mayor Adler.
The mayor noted this would be another food source for the town. There are a few other restaurants in Lewisburg as well including: the Ranger Grill and Webb’s. “This will just add to the already wonderful places we have to eat here,” said the mayor. There is also an IGA grocery in the city.
This is needed economic growth, the mayor mentioned. He also believes the venture will be an incentive for others to open businesses in Lewisburg.
“We are also excited about some other businesses that will be opening soon in Lewisburg,” said mayor Adler. Three to be exact.
The city recently sold the old skating rink it had owned and used for a community center. Unfortunately, the city could no longer afford to keep the building due to lack of interest in renting the facility. But the good news is it sold quickly and there are promises of three businesses to be located there.
“From what I understand, there will be a pizza restaurant, a pawn shop, and a car dealership,” said mayor Adler. These will all be owned by the same person, according to the mayor.
“We seem to be growing and we are excited it is happening. Lewisburg is a great community, filled with wonderful people,” the mayor said.
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