By the BladenOnline team
The “New Town Square” construction in downtown Bladenboro is progressing. With DeVane Builders of Elizabethtown, Terry Nance confirmed masons have been laying bricks at the work site, the heating and cooling equipment is installed, and drywall is hung. Duke Power will be out this week or next week to connect power to the facilities, so the next stage of construction may begin.
According to Bladen County Economic Development Director Chuck Heustess, the plan consists of constructing two brick buildings connected by one deck boardwalk. Both buildings will be above the floodplain because the area is prone to flooding.
There is space for a bakery, a restaurant, a barbershop, a beauty shop area, a healthcare-related area, and two retail spaces with a shared office space between them, Heustess explained, and each area has tenants interested for occupancy.
According to Nance, the buildings should be constructed entirely by mid-October this year, and then site work for the parking lot can begin.
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Below is a 3D Print of the proposed construction provided by officials.