TUPELO – McCullough Crossing, a retail development at the Coley Road-McCullough Boulevard intersection in west Tupelo, is beginning construction of its first phase soon, with hopes that a grocery store will eventually anchor the development.
The 12-acre development sits behind BNA Bank and Old Venice Pizza.
GW Developers, led by Tupelo attorney Mike Greer, is the owner of the property.
“This was a dream of my late partner, Clyde Whitaker, and now I’m excited to be able to make his vision a reality,” Greer wrote on the company’s website.
Helping with the development is Jay Shannon, whose projects included Center City Market and Town Creek shopping center in Saltillo.
Shannon said in about six weeks, the first phase of McCullough Crossing will have a 7,000-square-foot building. It will be anchored by Mi Toro, a Mexican restaurant that will have a drive-thru. A dry cleaner and a sandwich shop likely will occupy the other two spots.
A second building, about 6,000 square feet, will be a professional office complex with a pharmacy – complete with drive-thru as well, a dentist and another provider.
If a long-awaited grocery store is attracted to the site, it will serve as the cornerstone of McCullough Crossing.
“We’ll have a building that we plan at 45,000 square feet, and two potential grocery stores we talked to said they’re interested in taking 25,000 square feet,” Shannon said.
The remaining space is being eyed by a national retailer he declined to name.
Also, two out-parcel properties are available adjacent to McCullough Crossing, and Shannon said possibilities include a fast-food restaurant.