ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Enterprise is seeing an exponential amount of growth and it’s on pace to set a record-breaking year.
“We have 14 new subdivisions going on in Enterprise, over 500 lots platted, 75 new homes built to date so since January first, and several commercial projects,” Enterprise City Administrator Jonathan Tullos said.
One of the commercial projects that have been in progress for about two weeks now is clearing out the office depot for a new retail variety store Popshelf.
And next door, next to the Mitchell furniture store, an old building is being demolished to make room for the new enterprise market — that will feature a McAlister’s Deli and a Buffalo Wild Wings.
Enterprise residents are excited that these two national chains will keep them at home and prevent them from traveling 40 minutes to Dothan, but most importantly it benefits the city tremendously.
“This is going to create more job opportunities and an opportunity for our tourism department and create more revenue and benefit our city as a whole,” Downtown Business Association Vice President Leigha Clark said.
“The new restaurants and developments will also take care of the infrastructure that everybody wants,” Tanner Medley said.
City administrator Jonathan Tullos said they have received calls about other big-name businesses like Aldi’s, more retail stores, and a Starbucks.
Tullos said there are more commercial projects in the pipeline. However, the city can only do so much when it comes to welcoming new businesses.
“The best thing we can do is make the community a growing concern for investors and developers to look at and say you know what that’s where I want to spend my money and attract something new,” He said.
The Popshelf is expected to be completed the first week of June and the Enterprise Market is still half a year away.