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LAKE WYLIE --
Lakeside West is up and rolling, and two new business openings intend to carry that momentum.
Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce is still aiming to open Monday, July 16. QuikTrip is close behind, now scheduled to open July 19.
Weve got some hurdles to clear, but we think we can make it, said Darrin Skinner, owner of the bowling alley and bounce house.
Shipments began arriving earlier this week at QuikTrip on Charlotte Highway. Heather Outen with QuikTrip said the new Lake Wylie store should be stocked and ready to go for its July 19 opening.
The same day, Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the bowling alley from 8:30 to 10 a.m., with ribbon cutting at 9 a.m.
The chamber is pleased to see Waterside Market Place come alive again as Lakeside West, said Susan Bromfield, chamber president. We think the opening of the bowling alley will bring folks to the lake to enjoy bowling and a gathering spot for families, kids and adults of all ages.
With the spring opening of the YMCA and coming businesses, including an Asian restaurant, Bromfield estimates 100 or more jobs will be created at the center that sat mostly or entirely vacant for several years.
A traffic light could be installed on S.C. 49 to access Lakeside West.
It really comes down to the number of cars, the number of trips and public safety, said Brian Rollar with York Development Group. At the end of the day its (the state department of transportations) call.
Once the next round of openings are complete, which includes the Asian restaurant in August, another traffic study will be done by the developer and passed along to the transportation department. At whatever part of the development process traffic figures show a light is needed, the transportation department will begin the task of installing one.