Retail development with anchor grocery store coming to Xenia

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) Greene County officials said commissioners accepted a bid for the purchase of approximately 14 undeveloped acres in Xenia.

The plans include a grocery anchor store, and will be built along West Main Street, and construction could begin any day now.

The area is currently just brush and trees, but soon the 14-acre spot will be cleared, making room for an Aldi grocery store and much more.

From the very beginning, the collaboration between the city and the county has been excellent, said Paul Newman Jr., Greene County’s development director. We’ve fought the good fight from start to finish and now we see the silver lining on the cloud.

A final site plan has not yet been approved, but Aldi has been named the anchor tenant.

Newman said businesses like sit down restaurants could make up the rest of the future tenants.

Any growth for Xenia is good but this particular type of retail growth with a little bit of elevated feel to it, or an elevated product, is going to be great for Xenia, said Newman.

This announcement comes after two years of the city and county working together.

Last year the county commissioners approved a bid from BSM Development LLC out of Nashville to develop the site.

According to our partners at the Dayton Business Journal, the development company purchased the site for $825,000.

BSM also has done some work in Beavercreek, in the Dayton area, said Newman. They specialize in products like the new Giordano’s in Beavercreek.

Newman said the spot is sandwiched between W. Main St. and Greene Way Blvd., so Hospitality Dr. will be extended to serve as an access road between the two.

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