Jul
15

Lowe’s Gets a Hearing before Clemson Planners, Residents

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By Ray Chandler – Independent Mail

Monday, July 14, 2008

With major stores in Anderson, Seneca and Easley, why would Lowe’s want to build a smaller store in Clemson?

“It’s a pocket to be served by a smaller store,” developer David Harner explained Monday to a packed house attending the Clemson Planning Commission public hearing on a proposed Lowe’s on an 18-acre tract at the corner of U.S. 123 and Issaqueena Trail.

“Lowe’s sees the Upstate as one of the more aggressive growth areas,” he said.

Public opposition halted Wal-Mart’s plans to place a super store on the site about six years ago. The super Wal-Mart was instead built in Central.

Harner, vice-president for development of Paramount Development Corp., Myrtle Beach developer guiding the project for Salem, S.C., company Davenport Capital LLC, presented an outline of the project and tried to answer the public’s questions — such as why Lowe’s wanted to build in Clemson at all.

Supplying such answers was the purpose of the hearing, said Del Kimbler, the vice-chairman of the Planning Commission who chaired the hearing in the absence of Chairman Spencer Bryan.

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