A long-vacant corner in Gasoline Alley is quickly transforming into a commercial hub.
Mirae Investments Inc. opened a Petro-Canada gas bar and convenience store on the southwest corner of Leva Avenue and Lantern Street last June. An attached liquor store followed soon after, and now buildings for a Starbucks Coffee Company store, a Booster Juice outlet and a Subway restaurant are under construction.
The Starbucks and Booster Juice will share a building south of the Petro-Canada station, with the Subway located to the west, said Ted Pak, a partner with Mirae. Both structures are expected to be completed by November, he added, with the businesses there hopefully ready to open by year-end.
Next to be developed is a 10-bay car wash behind the service station, said Pak. His company, which operates the Petro-Canada, will also run the car wash.
Construction likely won’t begin until next year, said Pak.
“We’re planning to open next summer.”
There will still be room for other development on the approximately three-acre site, he said. What that will consist of and when it will occur will be decided in the future, said Pak.