Bradenton awaits confirmation from developer regarding construction of a Save-A-Lot near downtown

mvalverde@bradenton.comApril 27, 2012 

BRADENTON -- The city's Central Community Redevelopment Agency is still waiting for confirmation from developers that the proposed grocery store near downtown Bradenton will be a Save-A-Lot, the agency's interim executive director said Thursday.

Timothy Polk, interim executive director, told the agency board that the developer was "fairly close" to signing a letter of intent with the national grocery store Save-A-Lot.

On March 28, the Bradenton City Council approved the construction of a grocery store and about eight other businesses at the vacant lot near 13th Avenue West and First Street.

Council then told Cary Neil, manager of New Start Community Development, LLC, that if a Save-A-Lot was not the chosen grocery store, he would have to go back to the Council for review.

Groundbreaking for theapproximately $6 million project is scheduled for August.

Asbestos was removed from the proposed construction site on Apr. 13 and demolition is expected to be done soon by city's Public Works Department, Polk said.

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