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Taco Bell, auto parts store planned in New Holland
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 Land is being graded next to the Kroger Marketplace in New Holland. What are the plans for that land?

A Taco Bell is planned along with an auto parts store, Community Development Director Rusty Ligon said Friday.

The Taco Bell could be open in as few as 60 days, as site work has been underway and workers are about to begin on the building, Ligon said.

Work for Advanced Auto Parts hasn’t been permitted yet as officials continue reviewing plans.

“So they’re not nearly as far along as the Taco Bell is,” he said. “So that’s still several months out probably.”

The New Holland Market development off Jesse Jewell and Limestone parkways and near Interstate 985 features a 287,000-square-foot shopping center that sits on 56 acres also bounded by White Sulphur Road.

A number of outparcel developments, such as the one where a McDonalds now sits, are included with the development.

Today’s paper stated the new GHS football announcer would enter the Walt Snelling Press Box. On Nov. 8, 2013, a Times article stated the press box had been renamed the Phil Jackson Media Booth. Please clarify.

The press box at City Park Stadium was named for Walt Snelling, longtime stadium announcer who retired at the end of last season. He was honored for his service with a ceremony before Friday night’s game. The press box includes space for announcers, media and coaches during games.

The media booth, which occupies a portion of the press box, was named last year for Jackson, longtime sports editor of The Times and radio broadcaster for Gainesville football games.

 

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