Site plan approved for new store in Lewisburg

Friday, March 29, 2013

By Jason Reynolds

Staff Writer

City officials approved a site plan on Tuesday for a building supply store during a special called meeting.

Marvin's Building Materials and Home Centers will open at Parkway Shops Center on Ellington Parkway, according to Lewisburg's Planning and Zoning Commission.

The store is scheduled to open in the second week of June in a former Food Lion at the shopping center, said Mike Griffin, store operations director.

Leeds, Ala.-based Marvin's will sell "everything for the yard, and anything to furnish the home" other than furniture, Griffin said. The store also will sell lumber, shingles and related supplies.

"We want to welcome you to Lewisburg," Commission Chairman Jim Bingham said.

The store will hire about 25 workers, Griffin said.

Marvin's specializes in operating in small towns, he said.

"We can provide a service to the community," he said. "We're good at being a part of them."

The Commission also approved a site plan for Wayne Wright at 2937 Mooresville Highway. The site plan for a service station had expired, Wright said, and he was bringing it back for re-approval.

Wright said he plans to sell approximately 1 acre for the service station's construction. The developers have considered building a Shell service station, he said, but have made no final decision on the fuel brand.