Cason Development Group announces the development of a new Taco Bell restaurant in Batesburg-Leesville in Lexington County.
The 2,200-square-foot, free-standing restaurant and drive-thru will be located at 177 E. Church St. next to Wal-Mart in the growing Leesville commercial district. The restaurant is the first project in The Shoppes at Fox Manor, a redevelopment by Cason Development Group of the 3.4-acre Mitchell/Hendrix property.
Investment in the project is estimated at $1.5 million, said Frank Cason, owner of Columbia-based Cason Development Group. The restaurant is being developed for Prepared for You Inc., a South Carolina-based Taco Bell franchisee. Cason is working on other projects for the restaurant group, including a Taco Bell in Orangeburg that opened in April.
Construction of the Leesville restaurant is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. Boyer Commercial Construction of Columbia is the general contractor for the project and Stutts & Williams of Lexington is the site contractor. The Leesburg restaurant is expected to hire 40 workers, said co-owner Gary Feathers.