A New Lowes Foods Will Anchor This Shopping Center in Kannapolis

Winston-Salem-based supermarket chain, Lowes Foods, will anchor the new Kellswater Commons shopping center in Kannapolis, North Carolina. The city council approved the project in December 2023, and construction is expected to be complete by Spring 2025. Kellswater Commons is located at the southeast corner of Kannapolis Parkway and Rogers Lake Road.Founded in 1954 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Lowes Foods has grown into a major supermarket chain operating in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Since the 1980s, Lowes Foods has been on an aggressive expansion program and currently operates nearly 100 stores. The new store in Kellswater Commons is part of a broader expansion plan, which includes multiple new locations across the Carolinas.Kellswater Commons is a commercial development along Kannapolis Parkway. The development is a joint venture between Merrifield Partners, Crosland, and the partners of Kellswater Bridge Development.

The project is estimated to cost between $80 and $90 million and will include retail, office/medical space, and townhouses. The developers and the Kannapolis City Council have also agreed to jointly build a proposed east-west connector road from Rogers Lake Road west to the Kannapolis Parkway.

Location History

There are historical aerial images of the area going back to 1956 when it was farmland. The site remained unchanged until the 2000s when construction began for Rogers Lake Road. Following that, the 2010s saw the construction of The Vive, an apartment complex next to the site.

Early landscape of the Kellswater Commons site before major development.
Initial groundwork and road development at the Kellswater Commons site.
Construction began north of the site for the Argento at Kellswater Bridge Apartments.

In 2021, construction began to the north of the site for the Argento at Kellswater Bridge Apartments.

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Last Updated on June 5, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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