July 18th, 2013
By Stephanie Choate
Businesses have begun opening their doors in Taft Corners in the Lot 30 project, and new grid streets will soon follow.
Verizon retailer Cellular Sales opened its new store July 1 at 60 Merchants Row in Williston.
The store is expected to bring 12 jobs to the area.
“We’ve seen a lot of growth in New England this year,” Anthony Mills, regional director at Cellular Sales, said in a press release.
The Williston store is Cellular Sales’ second location in Chittenden County.
“Our goal is to slow the sales process down,” Mills said. “We aim to listen to our customer, so we can recommend a mobile device that best suits their needs.”
A new Aspen Dental office opened July 25 at 62 Merchants Row, offering dental services that range from dentures and preventive care to general dentistry and restoration.
Aspen Dental has more than 380 practices in communities across 25 states.
Panera Bread opened last week—though Planning and Zoning Director Ken Belliveau said they opened without a permit for interior work from the town, a first while he has been with the town.
Panera has since been issued a permit, but the process has not been finalized yet and is in the appeal period. Belliveau said he is “disappointed” that the restaurant has remained open.
Supercuts is also set to open in the development.
Crews are also constructing two new grid streets to ease access and congestion surrounding the development.
The first street, replacing Bishop Avenue alongside Aspen Dental, will provide an entrance and exit to the development. Crews are also working to extend Countryside Lane north, connecting Marshall and Wright avenues, between the Lot 30 parking lot and Hannaford.
A representative for J.L. Davis Realty, which owns the lots, could not be reached for comment before press deadline.