Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Mebane city council annexes new flooring store now under construction

Mebane added two acres to its corporate city limits last week, with the annexation of property where Signature Flooring is building a new store along Mebane Oaks Road across from Walmart.

The unanimous vote of the city council last Monday was to include the 2.19 acres where the Signature Flooring’s new location is under construction.

Signature Flooring will move its NC 119 offices, showroom, and warehouse to the new location. “Our new facility will help us showcase a larger selection of products as we continue to serve our neighbors flooring, design and remodeling needs,” president Charles Harding told The Alamance News this week.

The 12,000 square foot building includes 3,600 square feet of space and two outdoor seating areas which were originally intended for a Wings to Go restaurant.

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Wings to Go is no longer scheduled to occupy the other portion of the building, Harding confirmed this week.  The space is, instead, now available for lease.  “We still are hoping for a nice restaurant or even something in the medical/health field,” Harding told the newspaper.

Jim Upchurch, president of the local Wings to Go franchise, who had expressed enthusiasm for the second location when it was unveiled in June 2019, did not respond to a request for comment on the change in plans.

Harding confirmed that the layout for the building has now been reversed, or flipped, so that the flooring store will anchor the left side of the building, rather than the right side, as originally proposed.

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The original plan was to have Signature Flooring anchor the right side of the building, as shown here, but the actual construction has flipped its position to the left side of the 12,000 square foot building.

DOT’s work on Mebane Oaks Road required a larger slice of the property than originally designed, Harding explained.  “The civil engineer had to redo and squeeze the site plan and it just made sense [to flip the front].”

Harding says the flooring store is scheduled to open in February.

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