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Go "Irish" at Gold Hill Road

McHale's at 1820 Gold Hill Road is another spot for live music. Bands play every Friday night and every other Thursday night. An outdoor area is available as weather permits.

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Baked Treats at Baxter

SweeTreats, located in Baxter Town Center, is more than just ice cream. New owners Anita and Jose Sayago plan to offer an expanded menu, including breakfast.

"We'll have artisan breads, gourmet coffee, sandwiches and breakfast fare freshly baked," said Anita Sayago, a New York native. Jose Sayago hails from Spain and hopes to include some European offerings soon as well.

The Sayagos moved here a little over a year ago and live in Regent Park with their four boys. "We hope to be here a long time and have the boys take over one day," said Anita.

The Sayagos are signing local talent to provide live music on Friday nights. Customers can listen to music inside or outside on the front patio.

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Party with your Pooch at Baxter!

Pet boutique Wags at Baxter held its grand opening Saturday and marketed its newest service: hosting private parties for furry customers. Owner Cindy Curtis is renting the Baxter Village store for birthdays, "puptials," and "bark-mitzvahs." Wags even caters treats for the four-legged guests.

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German Company is moving to York County!

The weakening American dollar (exchanging for about 1.6 per euro last week) may be pushing York County higher on the list of attractive places to expand for German companies.

County officials are recruiting two companies from Western Europe to open manufacturing and distribution operations near Rock Hill. Word is, both could sign deals to move here this year.

If so, they would join the German-based kidney dialysis company planning to open a distribution center on about 12 acres in Waterford Industrial Park.

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Tega Cay Volunteer Fire Department BBQ

Tega Cay has it's Volunteer Fire Department BBQ on Sunday, March 30 from Noon - 6:00 P.M at the Tega Cay Fire House. Tickets can be bought from any fire department member and also during the BBQ. Adults $7.00 - Kids (under 12) $4.00
 

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Tega Cay wants to borrow $350,000

The Tega Cay Golf course and community center improvements, a new general obligation bond issue, and to set up a storm water utility department would bring the city to within $174,000 of its debt ceiling if it passes second reading.

The city council approved the $350,000 package on first reading 4-1 Monday night with Councilman George Sheppard opposed. The package does not require a referendum because it falls below the state-imposed debt ceiling of 8 percent of the assessed value of taxable land inside the city. It includes $131,513 to make improvements to the Cove Nine on the Tega Cay Golf Course, $144,000 to set up a storm water utility system, $50,000 to pave the parking lot at the course and Phillip T. Glennon Community Center and $25,000 to cover the cost of issuing the bonds.

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The Landscape is changing down Hwy 521!

Queensgate, a 44-acre Planned Development District at the corner of Hwy. 521 and Hwy. 160 East, has been in the planning stages for more than seven years. But the time is right for retailers to begin moving onto the property.

In just a few months, construction at the site should begin on Lowe's Home Improvement, Queensgate's first retail business.

Work is already underway behind-the-scenes. Last week, the Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request from Lowe's for a sign variance at the Queensgate site. Construction on the Lowe's will begin by midsummer, provided that permits and approvals continue to be approved in a timely manner, Tuttle said.

Other stores will be following. A regional bank headquarters will call Queensgate home, several restaurants are showing interest in the center. Down the highway from Queensgate, the site planned for a Wal-Mart supercenter on Hwy. 521 remains untouched.

Word is that plans for the Wal-Mart are still on track. The big box retailer is planning to build on property closer to the N.C. state line, not further south, near Sun City Carolina Lakes, as some people speculated. There is no timeframe set when Wal-Mart is planning to build.

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New Luxury Community at Lake Wylie!

Chapel Cove has opened a sales center! This luxury-home development is being built off Shopton Road West at Lake Wylie.

The 291-acre site will feature 250 houses, some of which will face the lake. The architecture styles include French Country, Georgian and adaptations of Craftsman styles.

Streetscapes will be reminiscent of Crescent's Ballantyne Country Club and Highgrove communities in south Charlotte and the Springfield development in Fort Mill.

Homesites will range from one-half acre to more than 2 acres. Lot prices begin in the low $100,000s. Home prices start in the mid-$700,000s. Most of the houses will cost up to $1 million, but a few waterfront lots will accommodate houses priced at up to $1.8 million.

The development is slated for completion in four years. It is across from The Sanctuary, a Crescent lakefront development featuring wooded homesites and 20 miles of hiking trails.

Chapel Cove will encourage green-building techniques and environmentally sensitive practices, such as 100-foot setbacks from the lake and limited impervious areas to decrease erosion and runoff.

The development will have a 5-acre park featuring an activities center, junior Olympic pool, children's splash pool, five tennis courts, a playground and a full-time activities director.

Chapel Cove will feature pocket parks throughout the community that will be connected by a system of sidewalks and walking trails. And Crescent will build a small pavilion and a canoe and kayak center by the lake.

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Tega Cay's annual egg hunt this Saturday

Tega Cay's annual Lions' Easter egg hunt will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Runde Field. The hunt will be divided by age groups, from infants to age 10.

The Easter Bunny will stop by for photos.

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Tega Cay’s Wal-Mart has opened. Who will come next?

The owners of The Station restaurant and bar on Rock Hill's Oakland Avenue have signed a lease and plan to open a second similar restaurant on the S.C. 160 property neighboring the Wal-Mart in about two months, according to Scott Hallihan, who is negotiating the leases for Stonecrest Village Partners.

Other businesses expected to move into the complex along S.C.160 within the next two months are The Party Checklist, a pizza restaurant and a hibachi Japanese-concept restaurant.

Another restaurant has signed a lease and will open soon on Stonecrest Boulevard, where LA East -- a West Coast boutique -- Beautiful Nails and Sport Clips hair salon plan to locate.

Two cell phone companies and a family casual restaurant also are in the process of signing in the Stonecrest Boulevard complex.

First National Bank of the South plans to open at the corner of S.C. 160 and Stonecrest Boulevard

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Fort Mill gave their School system a big boost by approving School Bonds!

Voters in Fort Mill voters approved $95 million in school bonds Tuesday.

The bonds were separated into two parts -- the first allocates $87 million to build two new elementary schools and one new middle school for the district.  The other, at about $8 million, will help complete renovations on the gym and stadium at Nation Ford High School.

Fort Mill school officials had to freeze enrollment at two elementary schools this past school year due to overcrowding. They have said the bonds would help alleviate that problem.

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What’s new on the Fort Mill Bypass?

York County has approved to build a Fort Mill southern bypass in time to serve new schools in the area.

The county plans to complete the first phase of  1.75 miles of the bypass from the railroad distribution center at Banks Street to Doby's Bridge Road by mid 2010,

Only two lanes will be built at first, although the county will buy enough land to eventually widen the road to five lanes as was suggested. Doing the project in phases

 will allow the county to work with the school district's timeline.

The route is important to the Massey development, a planned 1,000-residence subdivision along Doby's Bridge Road.  The developers had discussed donating land for an elementary school along the bypass.

The 4-mile bypass originally was proposed to be two lanes, with its $15.2 million cost paid by the county's one-cent sales tax program, "Pennies for Progress." The highway administration suggested it be widened to five lanes to accommodate traffic in the fast-growing area.

The plan calls for the bypass to complete a loop around the east side of town, extending Fort Mill Parkway from Norfolk Southern Railway to the intersection of S.C. 160 and Springfield Parkway. It is projected to handle 2,600 to 11,300 vehicles a day, increasing to 14,100 by 2030.

The path for the bypass has caused controversy after errors forced engineers to reroute the road around the expensive Kimbrell Crossing subdivision and through an area with existing homes.

The county will have to consider several routes for the almost 2-mile second phase now that they are planning on a five-lane road, he said. The original alignments and possibly another route will be considered. Another concern is new developments being built too close to where the five-lane road would be.

I am glad the county is planning for the future and buying five lanes for the bypass.

 

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New Chick-fil-A in Fort Mill

Chick-fil-A in Fort Mill opened Thursday on S.C. 160 West just off Interstate 77 (near exit 85). About 100 customers camped out in the store's parking lot to receive coupons for one combo meal per week for a year. I find Chick-fil-A to be one of the healthiest fast foods and I will patronage there often!

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Tega Cay’s Wal-Mart has its Grand Opening this Friday

Tega Cay's one of a kind Wal-Mart with its small village atmosphere has their Grand Opening! The Tega Cay superstore is located on S.C. 160 and will open its doors at 7.30 am this Friday. Shopping will start at 8 a.m.

The Manager said, at the grand opening Wal-Mart will donate $18,000 to local groups.

There will be many "green" elements, including skylights, eco-friendly coolers and recycled materials in the floor. It's so eco-friendly that the lights in the frozen food aisles don't come on unless someone is in the aisle.

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New developments at “The Shoppes at the Landing” at Lake Wylie

Nail Palace and The Hobby shop have joined Papa John's Pizza and Curves at the "Shoppes at the Landing" a mixed retail residential project at the intersection of S.C. 49 and S.C. 274. A standalone Goodyear service center and a BB&T are currently open.

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