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Burlington opens, Five Guys relocating as North Lake Square grows
Lee Nails, Dominos Pizza also set for Dawsonville Highway shopping center
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Deannese Clark browses through clothing items Wednesday afternoon at the new Burlington at North Lake Square. Clark almost had the store to herself as she shopped during the store's low-key soft opening. A grand opening is scheduled for Friday and a family fun event for Saturday.

North Lake Square continues to grow along Dawsonville Highway and will soon feature a nail salon, pizza delivery shop and relocated burger joint.

The Burlington clothing store recently opened and will have grand opening Friday and a family fun event Saturday. The 40,000-square-foot store has hired about 75 employees.

Also, a 10,150-square-foot building will be built at the front of the shopping center and will house a relocated Five Guys Burgers and Fries, plus new Lee Nails and Domino’s Pizza stores, said Tim Knight, developer of the shopping center located near Ahaluna Drive. Five Guys will simply be moving down the street from its current location near Best Buy.

Knight also said he’s signed a letter of intent with a 3,150-square-foot bakery-type tenant that would leave space for one more tenant in the building if it signs a lease.

The developer said construction should start Oct. 3 on the new building, which will be next to the current one housing Chipotle, Jersey Mike’s and Sleep Number. Knight said he expects the building to be complete by the first quarter of 2017, then be handed over to the respective businesses. It will have the same type of architecture as the building beside it.

Burlington will be hosting grand opening activities this weekend, starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, after opening its doors Sept. 16. Saturday will feature a family fun event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with opportunities for gift card giveaways, face-painting and popcorn. The first 500 customers at the Saturday event will receive a free Burlington tote.

Burlington plans to donate on Friday morning four pallets of merchandise to Dacula-based Emerald Care International, “which promotes the empowerment of people while unlocking the potential of the community to help build and sustain strengthened communities,” according to a press release.

Hobby Lobby was the shopping center’s first store when it opened in October 2015, followed by Academy Sports + Outdoors in November.

Other stores at North Lake Square include HomeGoods, Five Below and a Pollo Tropical restaurant, all of which opened this summer.

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