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Construction begins on new shopping center

SALISBURY — Construction has started on Westgate Commons, a 15-acre development at the intersection of Jake Alexander Boulevard and Brenner Avenue.
Developer Childress Klein Properties broke ground this week after more than a month of site preparation. The project will include about 100,000 square feet of commercial space and has outparcels fronting Jake Alexander.
The Aldi grocery store chain is the lead retailer for the first phase of Westgate Commons. Aldi purchased a 1.87 acre parcel from Childress Klein in July and will construct an 18,000-square-foot grocery store in the project, which should open in spring 2012.
This will be the second Aldi store in Salisbury.
Read more in Thursday’s Post.
Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.

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