This article was originally published on The Lancaster News on January 30, 2019 here:

By Emily Pollok
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:39 am

Almost a year after its grand opening, the RedStone shopping center has almost completed Phase 1, consisting of over 70,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and commercial space, in addition to the Stone Theatres 14-screen movie complex.

RedStone, which is being developed by MPV Properties of Charlotte, is located on U.S. 521 at S.C. 160 in the heart of Indian Land.

“We’re very pleased with Phase 1,” said MPV Properties Development Manager Mike Bilodeau. “We’re happy with the execution. We love the location.”

The project’s first phase is at 78 percent occupancy.

The shopping center houses a variety of restaurants, including Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Hazelnuts Creperie, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Portofino’s Ristorante, Red Rocks Café, Tropical Smoothie Café, Viva Chicken and Which Wich.

Other businesses include iVision, Lee Nails, Med First, ReVive Spa, Salon 42, Sparrsh Spa, Sharonview Federal Credit Union, Tide Dry Cleaners, Tullulah Graham boutique and Carolina Dancesport Academy.

The development will also be welcoming additional businesses in the upcoming months, including Pacific Dental Services, The Office Gastro Pub and Margarita’s, which is expected to open by mid-March.

Bilodeau said that he is excited about how the shopping center is shaping up, saying that Indian Land was previously underserved from a restaurant standpoint.

The next step for the project is Phase 2, which is currently in the marketing process and will kick off with the completion of the extension of S.C. 160 through RedStone to SoBa @ RedStone, a 260-apartment complex under construction by Red Ventures.

“That road will serve as the northern boundary to the RedStone development,” said Bilodeau, who expects the road’s construction to be finished in the next six to eight months.

Phase 2 will provide an additional 125,000 square feet of commercial space for potential tenants.

“Phase 2 will tie the whole area together,” explained Bilodeau, who said RedStone caters to the continued and growing need for various services in the Indian Land area.

Phase 2 will also witness the creation of outdoor common areas for activities such as live music, similar to the Blakeney Shopping Center in South Charlotte.

“I think that’ll be a really appealing feature for that area,” Bilodeau said.

RedStone is a commercial undertaking of Red Ventures, a marketing company that moved its headquarters to Indian Land 10 years ago and now has more than 3,000 workers there. The Red Ventures campus is located just north of RedStone shopping center off U.S. 521.

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