The owner of the area’s Bojangles fast food restaurants has plans to build a commercial building in Southwest Roanoke County.
Stan Seymour is in the early stages of planning the building, which would be located next to his restaurant on Brambleton Avenue at the intersection of Colonial Avenue, he said.
The planned 2,257 square-foot building doesn’t have a tenant. Seymour said he plans to build the structure and then lease it to retailers, restaurants or a business that needs office space. The building will have the potential to hold up to three businesses.
One company Seymour has approached about the space is Kroger, he said. He asked the grocer if they would be interested in opening a stand-alone pharmacy at his building because the Kroger store across the street does not have a pharmacy. Seymour doesn’t know whether Kroger is interested, he said.
“I’m building it and seeing if they are interested,” Seymour said.
There is already a CVS Pharmacy across the street and Medicap Pharmacy about a tenth of a mile away from the proposed building.
An email and a call to Kroger’s spokesman for the Mid-Atlantic division were not returned.
Seymour in April applied with the county for a special use permit for the property.
He is working with the county now to submit a development plan.
Asked when construction might begin, Seymour said: “We’re working as fast as we can.”
Seymour has another construction project underway. Construction on his sixth Bojangles restaurant began about the middle of last month. Seymour has said the restaurant, near Outback Steakhouse on Franklin Road, should open about 150 days after construction begins.