VOL. 132 | NO. 197 | Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Pimento’s, Salsarita’s To Anchor New Retail Center
By Patrick Lantrip
Developer Kevin Hyneman will be seeking his first official green light from the Collierville Planning Commission on Thursday, Oct. 5, for a new commercial retail building at the southwest corner of Winchester and Houston Levee roads.
Known as the Houston Levee Market, the proposed 10,626-square-foot retail center is seeking to capitalize on the influx of traffic that will be generated by Orgill Inc.’s new headquarters on the east side of Houston Levee Road between Winchester and Tenn. 385.
“That corner has just gotten extremely hot with all the different things that are going south toward 385,” Hyneman said.
Hyneman has already signed lease agreements with two restaurants to anchor the Houston Levee Market development.
Pimento’s, Salsarita’s to anchor Kevin Hyneman’s proposed retail development at Houston Levee and Winchester roads in Collierville.
“I’ve got 90 percent of the center leased to Pimento’s (Kitchen + Market), Salsarita’s, and a nail salon,” he said. “The last bay is a small bay, and we’re in negotiations now with another tenant.”
The retail center will be comprised of two buildings totaling 10,626 square feet and will contain 2,024 square feet of patio space between the buildings and an additional 432 square feet of patio space north of the building fronting Winchester Road, according to the plans.
In a letter to Collierville assistant town planner Scott Henninger, engineer Wesley Wooldridge of Renaissance Group anticipates the project will not have a detrimental impact on traffic flow in the area because Winchester and Houston Levee roads have been extended to full width, per the Collierville Road Plan.
“The Orgill headquarters coming has been a big attraction in that location since it will practically be across Houston Levee Road,” Henninger said. “So they’re thinking they will get a good lunchtime crowd.”
Though the Town of Collierville is currently completing an updated traffic count study, Winchester Road west of Houston Levee averaged more than 17,000 daily trips, while Houston Levee south of Winchester averaged more than 12,600 daily trips, according to municipality’s website.
Henninger said that kind of traffic is ideal for the restaurant-anchored development.
“Those type of developments typically attract a business that wants a high traffic count, like gas stations, banks and restaurants,” he said.
While there a few details that need to be sorted out between the city and the developer at Thursday’s meeting, Henninger said he likes the overall design.
“It should be a nice, attractive addition to that gateway corner, so we’re excited to see it,” he said. “Hopefully it will come to fruition.”
Hyneman is just excited to get the project underway.
“We should break ground here in the next couple of months, subject to getting all of our approvals from Collierville, and hope to have people moved in by the third quarter of 2018,” he said.
If approved by Collierville’s Planning Commission, plans for the Houston Levee Market will go before the Design Review Commission Oct. 14 and the Board of Mayor and Alderman Oct. 23.