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Quality Farm Fleet building gets makeover

PROCTORVILLE - The old Quality Farm & Fleet space is getting a makeover - into a high-profile retail outlet

Owners Danny Holschuh and his partner Fred Hayes are taking the building they have owned for about 12 years and renovating it for retail space, restaurants, and possibly medical offices. The site includes four acres of parking lot.

"The building is being completely remodeled, inside and out," Holschuh said. "There is 65,000-square feet in the building that will eventually be converted into some kind of retail space."

The building will include 11 separate units. Holschuh said they have had inquiries about space from doctors, restaurants and a clothing outlet, though it is too soon for specifics. Holschuh said the units should be ready for tenants this fall.

Along with bringing in retail shops, restaurants and medical facilities, business owners will also be bringing in new jobs to the Eastern Lawrence County area. Holschuh estimates that about 100 jobs will be coming to the area as a result of the retail center.

Holschuh said one reason they are doing the project is because of the growing area.

"Many people are buying homes in the Rome area because of the schools and the cost of the real estate," he said.

In the future, they also plan to build another building on the site that will be parallel with the Proctorville Bridge, Holschuh said.

The pair also own property north of Proctorville that will be developed, Holschuh said.