Kingsley Village signs Panera Bread, other Restaurant & Retail tenants

Fort Mill, S.C.  (June 30, 2016) – Kerri Robusto has six commercial leases in hand for Kingsley Village Town Center, which pleases her. But the director of marketing, sales and leasing at Clear Springs Development Co. isn’t close to being satisfied.

“We’d love more local concepts but certainly would consider all national brands as well,” she says.

Clear Springs announced most details of the plans for the $101 million commercial area of Kingsley Village in 2014. It’ll be a mixed-use center that includes new offices for Lash Group and LPL, a hotel and 150,000 square feet of commercial space.

Now Robusto is doing the hard work: signing up restaurant, retail, services and other tenants.

Robusto’s biggest coup so far: A 4,336-square-foot Panera Bread Co. restaurant that should open next spring. And she’s obviously excited about it.

“We are including a large screened porch with a double-sided fireplace as part of their upfit,” she writes in an email to me yesterday. The broker on Panera was Rianne Bell with the Bell Moore Group.

A couple of other new tenants for the town center include a 5,416-square-foot Terrace Café, a 1,307-square-foot Pigtails & Crewcuts salon for children and a 2,731-square-foot Orange Theory Fitness clothing shop.

So I asked her what’s on her wish list for the remaining space at Kingsley Town Center.

A “wine bar/craft brew bar, full-service Mexican, full-service Italian, fast-casual burger, BBQ, full-service salon, other fitness concepts and retail soft goods (boutiques, home goods etc.),” she wrote to me, this afternoon.

We already know about the 125-room Courtyard by Marriott that can be seen from the Exit 85 interchange along Interstate 77. And we know that a Brixx restaurant and a Carolina Ale House restaurant have signed on for the town center. Now we also know it’s 6,715 square feet for the Carolina Ale House and 3,913 square feet for Brixx.

There are also 238 apartments planned for Kinsley Village, of which 48 will be located over retail in the town center.

Kingsley Village is a 626-acre mixed-use community at Exit 85 off I-77 that’s already the home to the Lash Group, which is moving in this week. Eventually, 2,400 Lash employees are expected to work from that facility.

Work continues on the LPL Financial facilities in Kingsley, which will eventually add up to 3,000 employees.