MBC completed its first Dollar General store in Elmer, New Jersey. The store was a former hardware store. Upon purchasing the property, MBC gutted the building and completely remodeled it 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.
K-Mart closed in 2004.
When MBC Development purchased the property, the roof of the building had deteriorated to the extent that there were standing puddles on the floor. The building was gutted and an extensive renovation was completed to accommodate Dunham’s needs.
Taco Bell recently opened a new restaurant next to the Bradford Mall. The location is adjacent to a new signaled intersection at the corner of Main Street and Foster Brook Blvd. The intersection was created for easier and safer access to and from the mall.
The restaurant includes seating for several dozen patrons as well as a drive through.
Upon execution of a new 10-year lease, MBC agreed to create a new facade for the dated 1960s-style exterior of the VIST building. Learn More
As of this writing, Dollar General operates more than 12,000 stores in 43 states making the firm America’s largest small-box discount retailer ranked by sales. In 2015 the company expects to open 730 new stores nationwide and also plans to remodel or relocate an additional 875 stores.
Here is a series of before and after shots taken at recently completed retail locations that we have developed for Dollar General:
Bradford is a city in McKean County, Pennsylvania, close to the border with New York State and approximately 78 miles south of Buffalo, New York. The Bradford Mall is located in Foster Township, adjacent to Bradford. MBC Development bought the mall in October 2013 and has since embarked upon the rehabilitation of the property.
Sheetz Convenience Stores is now open at the Bradford Mall. The new Sheetz retail is located on the corner of Bolivar Drive and East Main Street at the location of the former Firestone/Turn and Burn Café. This Sheetz is particularly interesting because it contains the new Drive-Thru concept for their locations.
Below are some photos of site construction.
And a view of the completed project.
This warehouse complex formerly housed Rubbermaid Commercial Products, a division of the enterprise that manufactured metal receptacles such as trash cans and cigarette ashtrays. After Rubbermaid closed its doors in the fall of 2015, MBC Development was hard at work rehabilitating the property to accommodate new tenants.
Our new tenants include Material Dynamics, an industrial manufacturer, Grid 1, an electrical subcontractor, and American Signal and Lighting, which specializes in converting and upgrading exterior lights to be energy efficient.
Below are some before and after pictures of the site:
PHOENIX Rehabilitation and Health Services, Inc. offers rehabilitation and physical therapy services through more than 40 outpatient locations in 30 Pennsylvania counties. Established in 1997, the company comprises professional rehabilitation specialists who deliver “hands-on” care, personally treating patients during their entire recovery process. MBC created three new outpatient facilities for PHOENIX — one in Bradford Mall, Bradford County and two in Schuylkill County. The Bradford Mall location encompasses 3,000 square feet.
In Schuylkill County, the Frackville location — a former wine & spirits shop — comprises 2,400 square feet.
- The outcomes of our installation are:
- a significant reduction in electric consumption
- 40 percent to 70 percent increased efficiency in the use of electric and gas
- the use of exhaust heat to generate steam for the steam loop
- the use of engine heat to supplement hot water heating
MBC Development continues as the preferred developer throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania for the Tennessee-based Dollar General Corporation.
Retail sites completed in 2014 can be found in Beech Creek, Montgomery, Avis, PA, Bellefonte, PA, Lake City, PA, Nottingham, PA, Orwigsburg, PA and Mentor, OH.
ISS Solutions handles large volume product purchases for Geisinger, which increases its buying power when procuring products for other clients.
Construction by our affiliate company, Miller Bros. Construction Inc., is complete within the industrial complex of our Iron Town Commerce Center in Danville. ISS occupies 48,000 square feet of warehouse space and 8,000 square feet of immediately adjacent office space.
Catawissa – MBC purchased a property formerly known as Catawissa Lumber. We also purchased an adjacent house. We razed the house and combined that lot with one of the parcels from the Catawissa Lumber site. MBC used the combined site to construct a new build-to-suit site for Dollar General.
Reading – On a spot approximately three blocks north of Penn Street a former four-story furniture factory burned to the ground in 2010. MBC was eager to tackle this massive redevelopment opportunity and bring much-needed jobs to downtown Reading. MBC completed this build-to-suit in just four months.
Turbotville – We acquired a former automotive repair facility and constructed an addition to it to create this new retail unit. We also installed a completely new, on-site, elevated sand mound sanitary sewer system as the building had no sewer service at all prior to our acquisition.
The office complex within the center comprises 26,000 square feet of Class A commercial space.
- Occupants of the center include:
- American Home Patient
- American Red Cross and
- CMSU Service System
- AnyTime Fitness
- Phoenix Physical Therapy
- Ozark & Shultz Accounting
Total occupancy of the building was achieved in mid-2013.
The site, just south of the Lycoming Mall, has become the focus of several build-to-suit construction projects. We created two multi-acre parcels permitted for building footprints of 20,000 square feet each and several smaller parcels.
Construction of a 20,000 square foot building on a 13 acre site in the Marcellus Industrial Park was completed recently. The project was a build-to-suit for Penn Detroit Diesel Allison which services natural gas industry trucks and rigs. This is their 12th location.
Dillsburg – In 2011, MBC acquired the vacant Myers Market property in Dillsburg. The former grocery store occupied a site comprising 1.2 acres at 120 North Baltimore Street in the borough.
A total interior overhaul of the 14,000 square foot building as well as a makeover of the exterior façade to compliment the streetscape of the downtown business district was completed to prepare the building for occupancy by two tenants.
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute takes up the rest of the space. The Hummelstown-based rehabilitation services provider presently owns and manages almost 70 centers and has been named by an independent journal as one of the “Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania.”
Minersville – MBC acquired the former Way-Mart Market at 6 Sunbury Street in Minersville in 2011. After extensive renovations and installation of a new facade, Dollar General took occupancy of the building.
MBC completed exterior renovations of the building including an addition of 4,200 square feet and now leases the property to Dollar General.
Other recently completed retail sites can be found in Albrightsville, Blandon, Effort, Highspire and Weatherly.
MBC Development, together with our affiliate Miller Bros. Construction Inc. (MBCI), is cooridinating 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 a new freestanding retail unit of 4,000 square feet is currently under construction. The project is approved and construction began in Spring 2017.
Mattress Warehouse currently operates 170+ stores in seven eastern states and the District of Columbia.
Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $4.5 billion in revenue for 2010 and more than 14,500 employees. The company operates more than 395 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina.
In May 2010 MBC purchased the vacant and unused Farmer in the Dell restaurant, sited on a 1.6 acre parcel on Route 6 in Mansfield Pa., in order to build and lease back a 5,700 square foot Sheetz convenience store with fueling facility featuring five fueling docks.
The old building was knocked down and a new building was erected on the site. The new store opened to the public in September 2011.
The first stage of development on the 70-acre site consists of the construction of a single-story, brick veneer building comprising 21,000 square feet. The structure was designed to house a medical diagnostic and quick care facility affiliated with the Reading Hospital.
The building was occupied by The Reading Hospital Medical Group in April 2011.
Kaytee is an industry leader and one of the nation’s largest marketers and producers of food for pet birds, wild birds, and small animals.