Uniontown company plans Youngwood shopping center
Youngwood will be a destination for surrounding communities and have another amenity for residents with a Shop ‘n Save slated to come to the borough in 2014.
“The best-case scenario will be by the fall of 2013, but the time frame is more likely to be spring 2014,” said Mark Allison, broker/owner of Investors Real Estate, who is handling the sale of the 10-acre site along northbound Route 119.
A subdivision – dividing six acres for Parcel A between Hillis and Newill streets– must be finalized before the closing can occur this fall, said Allison of Youngwood.
Selling the property is Millstein Industries LLC, which has owned the property since the early 1960s.
Buying the property is Jamieson Family Markets of Uniontown, which plans on building a 60,000- to 70,000-square-foot plaza. Half of the plaza will be dedicated the grocery store. The company owns 20 independent full-service food stores in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
“We need a grocery store in the borough and it will bring more to the tax base,” said council President Lloyd Crago.
“The good news is the closing is (tentatively) scheduled for the end of the month,” he said. “The bad news is the construction isn't scheduled until late fall of 2013 at the earliest.”
Crago said the necessary plans, under the formal name of Teda J. Family LTD Partnership Co., have been submitted to the state Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Labor and Industry.
“I see light at the end of the tunnel,” said Allison, who has been working on this site for a total of 10 years. “It's going to have a very positive impact on the area.”
Future owners Tom and Debbie Jamieson own 10 Shop ‘n Save grocery stores and 10 Save-A-Lot grocery stores. They also own four Party Stores and two beer distributors and they would like to add a third distributor as a part of the new shopping center.
Jamieson estimates that a total of 200 full-time and part-time jobs will be created.
The proposed site is directly across from a Sunoco station that participates in the Shop ‘n Save Pump Perks program.
“My family and I are thrilled to be able to bring a Shop ‘n Save and a brand new shopping center to the Youngwood community,” Tom Jamieson said. “This new development will serve both as a destination for shoppers, and as a source of economic and job growth for the entire community.”
The announcement comes after the Aug. 1 opening of the Corner Market by Ed Christofano, who owns Hayden's Pharmacy, which has locations in Youngwood and Hempfield.
Rose Domenick is a freelance writer.
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