Two new restaurants and a gas station will open in Purcellville in the coming months.
The Catoctin Corner retail center at the northeast quadrant of the Main Street/Berlin Turnpike intersection is set to celebrate the first retail openings by year’s end. KLNB Retail has already leased to six tenants and is in negotiations with others to fill the remaining 23,000 square feet.
“We’re so far down the line, it’s kind of like it’s almost done,” said Dallon Cheney, a KLNB principal and Catoctin Corner’s leasing agent.
Tenants already scheduled to move in include Chipotle, Supercuts, Wink! Vision, Heartland Dental, a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-through and a 5,400-square-foot Shell gas station.
Cheney said some businesses should open by the end of the year and others in 2018.
“That will probably be determined in the coming weeks,” he said.
The 6.5-acre, 40,000-square-foot commercial center, owned by Mount Jackson entrepreneur Bill Holtzman, sits directly across Berlin Turnpike from the Purcellville Gateway shopping center, which opened in spring 2012.
“I think this intersection is key,” Cheney said. “I think this is a fantastic location.”
Purcellville’s Community Development Director Patrick Sullivan said he hopes Catoctin Corner will have just as much of a positive impact on the town’s economy as Purcellville Gateway has had.
A sidewalk and interior road will connect the shopping center with Patrick Henry College and its 300 students.
“I think that that’s going to be a real nice amenity for them,” Sullivan said.
With two entrances to the shopping center, traffic isn’t a concern for KLNB or the town. One entrance will connect the property with the college, and one is off Main Street—where a traffic light is planned.
“VDOT has all the necessary information needed to review the plans,” Sullivan said. “We are waiting on VDOT.”
While tenants work on the interior of the leased spaces, construction crews are finishing up site work. The next step is to finish bacteria sampling in the water lines. Project Superintendent Dan Casey said this should be done by the end of the week.
“Everything will get done to requirement standards,” he said. “That’s a fact.”