MBC Development was recently awarded the bid to construct a brand-new Pennsylvania State Police Barracks in McKean County. The new barracks will be a one-story 9,000 square foot building adjacent to the Bradford Regional Airport in Lafayette Township. The new barracks will replace the current station located in Kane, PA that has been in operation for the past several decades. It will be feature the latest technology to better serve the residents and visitors of the county. Also, the new building will be larger and can accommodate more troopers than the current station. The project is anticipated for a completion date of December 2018.
It is an exciting time at the Bradford Mall up in McKean County. MBC is currently in negotiations for several new tenants. While we are not currently at liberty to state who our new prospective tenants are, we can confirm that Big Lots will be relocating their store to occupy the available space located next to the Dunham’s Sports, which opened in 2016. The 52,700 square feet that formerly was occupied by Kmart is currently undergoing a complete renovation. Big Lots wished to move to a larger location to better serve the needs of their customers and will now be able to expand their furniture sales area. The anticipated grand opening of the new store is mid-August.
ALDI will also be constructing a brand-new store across from Taco Bell at the intersection of Main Street and Foster Brook Blvd. Their new store will be approximately 20,000 square feet and will have all the consumer staples and products that are typically found at any of their standard stores, such as fresh produce, canned products, and non-perishable goods. ALDI anticipates a target opening date in spring 2018.
MBC is happy to report that TruBridge Communications will be moving to the former Rubbermaid complex on Laurel Blvd. in Pottsville, PA. Upon receiving notification that their office building would be closing with little time to spare, TruBridge called upon MBC to complete the task. Faced with a short renovation schedule, MBC was able to complete the task by renovating a 10,000 square foot office area not only on time, but ahead of schedule. MBC is currently in negotiations to move more tenants to occupy available space at the complex.
Below is a before-and-after shot of the office interior.
MBC celebrated a milestone when it completed its 50TH Dollar General store to date. The Philipsburg, Pennsylvania relocation project became the milestone store when it was turned over to Dollar General on June 20, 2017.
Brand new stores in Elkland, PA, Hustontown, PA, Allenwood, PA, and Elmer, NJ were also completed in recent weeks. On top of the five stores that were just completed, the development team currently has approximately 15 Dollar General Projects currently in the development stages.
MBC just finished construction its first Dollar General store in Elmer, NJ. The location was a former hardware store. Upon purchasing the property, MBC gutted the building to the bare walls and completely remodeled the building for Dollar General. The store opened for business in July 2017. We look forward to expanding our development portfolio to complete more projects in the greater tri-state area.
MBC is a preferred developer for the Tennessee-based Dollar General Corporation.
Our list of Pennsylvania and Ohio communities with 13 Dollar General stores constructed in 2016. Numerous projects are also currently in various stages of the development process.
We look forward to our continued relationship with Dollar General and the communities for which they serve!
MBC Development, together with our affiliate Miller Bros. Construction Inc. (MBCI), is carrying out a design build project for Mattress Warehouse of Frederick, Maryland.
The project site is located on Pa. Route 309, a heavily-traveled retail corridor in the Upper Bucks County community of Quakertown. The store will have access to Pa. Route 663 as well as Route 309.
MBCI designed and will construct a retail unit of 4,000 square feet. The project is approved and construction is expected to begin Spring 2017.
Mattress Warehouse currently operates 165 stores in seven eastern states and the District of Columbia.