Shopping center to open in Cardiff

January 16, 1994|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

Cardiff, a Harford County community first settled in 1725, will be the site of a $3.2 million strip shopping center scheduled to open by the end of the year.

The 40,000-square-foot center will be on Dooley Road near Route 165. It will be anchored by an expanded Tom's Super Thrift and a new Whiteford Pharmacy.

The strip center will be the result of a partnership between Tom Smith, owner of Tom's Super Thrift, and Tom Suter, owner of Whiteford Pharmacy.

Mr. Smith said his new store will nearly triple in size to 26,000 square feet and will be renamed Jubilee Market.

"A store this size will enable us to compete with the larger county stores to the south of us," he said. "In order to remain competitive, we had to expand our operation."

Jubilee Market will be next to the existing 29-year-old, 9,000-square-foot store, which will be torn down when the new one is completed.

Whiteford Pharmacy will build a 4,000-square-foot building next to the food store, and the two will share a common indoor entrance.

According to Mr. Smith, Whiteford will continue to be a full-service pharmacy and will expand its medical product line to include wheelchairs and walkers. The store will also expand its line of Hallmark cards and gifts.

Mr. Smith expects food store sales to increase dramatically with the addition of a deli, bakery and an expanded produce department. Employment will increase to 78 from the current 53.

Ground-breaking is expected in the spring.

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