Mt. Juliet's economic front thriving
There's a good possibility an over 700,000 square foot distribution center will locate to Bel Air at Beckwith near the Panattoni facility sometime in the future.
"We are working on it," said Mt. Juliet City Manager Kenneth Martin.
He said he could not yet reveal the name of the distributor, but said that if it happens it will generate an additional 300 jobs in the area.
Mt. Juliet is cracking on the economic front with activity all across the city. Termed the "golden triangle" – the space that runs between Adams Lane, Central Pike and South Mt. Juliet Road – this area is being targeted for mixed use development and will feature a Class A office space, said Martin.
He's also still trying to lure an organic grocer to Mt. Juliet.
Over at the revived former Mt. Juliet Elementary School site there's bustling activity with a pizza and barbecue place ready to go in at the Town Center development.
Longhorn restaurant will be open in the next few months, said Martin. And ground has been broken for a White Castle at Paddocks. Also pegged for South Mt. Juliet is Firehouse Subs and Martin's BBQ. Also at the Paddocks will be Harmony Furniture.
American Family Care will also open soon.
For this area will be a Pier 1 and Little Johnny Fitness.
On the north end of town there will soon be a Bruce Dailey's Health Food and David Littrell Motor Company.
Near the county line on Lebanon Road a Dish 4 You is slated and a China Ming.
"There's too many to mention," said Martin. "We've been extremely blessed."
So far this year about 250 new businesses have opened in Mt. Juliet.
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