This post is a quick update on the progress of the 56 acre, 300,000 sq. ft shopping mall project in Greenland NH. The new mall will house a Target, a Lowe's, and a Stop and Shop grocery store. Massachusetts based Packard Development is apparently on track for a staggered opening of the property in the second half of this year.
As you can see from the photo above, the new Greenland Target appears all but done from the outside. That's good since the grand opening is scheduled for July 26th.
Below you can see the beginnings of the foundation for Target's future neighbor, presumably Lowe's.
According to a Lowe's press release, the Greenland, NH location will have 117,000 sq ft of retail space with an additional 29,000 sq ft of outdoor garden center space. Also according to Lowe's, a store of this size typically costs around $18.5 million and creates an estimated 175 new jobs. The photos below show bricklayers fast at work on the back wall of the new structure.
Although the Target opening date is set for next month, opening dates for Lowe's and Stop and Shop haven't yet been established, but are roughed in for the fall/winter of 2009. (UPDATE: according to SeacoastOnline, the Lowe's opening now set for Jan 8, 2010).
The 56 acre site formerly housed an Osram-Sylvania manufacturing plant which had been sitting idle for ten or fifteen years.