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McKay Books to build in Mebane


Mebane’s city council has approved the annexation of a 6.654-acre tract of land along Wilson Lane, on the south side of the interstate highway, across from the Tanger Outlet and near the Morinaga plant.

The land has already been cleared and appears ready for construction. Signs at the site indicate that Lomax Construction, a Colfax-based company, will be doing the construction.

The land is slated for a 35,000-square-foot bookstore to be built by McKay Books. It will become the sixth location of a company specializing in used books; the company also sells used movies, comics, CDs, video games and gaming systems, collectibles, consumer electronics, textbooks, and audiobooks.

The company has two other North Carolina locations – 715 Jamestown Road, in Winston-Salem, and at 1607 Battleground Avenue in Greensboro. The company also operates three stores in Tennesee – in Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga.

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This is the view from Wilson Lane, which faces I-85/40, where McKay Books’ 35,000-square-foot building which will be built by Lomax Construction.

The closest location, in Greensboro, has about 10,000 square feet, according to the company.

No time frame for construction has been announced, and company representatives have not yet responded to the newspaper’s request for additional information.


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