Arby's opening nears

Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Photo by Clint Confehr

Construction crews have been putting the finishing touches on the Arby's restaurant on Ellington Parkway.

One of the new managers estimates the store will hire 60-70 people starting late this week.

The roast beef sandwich shop was among the Tax Increment Financing program participants to sign a contract with Lewisburg this year while other steps were being taken to locate another so-called "sit-down" restaurant here.

TIF programs lower property taxes for new businesses. Bills start low and increase annually toward a full annual payment. It's done statewide to attract new employers and increase the tax base on the theory that a percentage of something is more than nothing.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.