Residents of Bridgemill voiced their hopes and concerns about a new shopping complex and its tenants — Waffle House and Dunkin’ Donuts — planned for the intersection of Sixes Road and Ridge Road to the developer Wednesday night at a meeting in the Bridgemill Fire Station Community Room.
Matt Dahlhauser, founder and president of the developing company Dahlhauser Group LLC, said he wasn’t required to offer a public meeting for residents to share their thoughts, but wanted to give locals the opportunity to share comments and what they’d like to see at the property. He said his team was in the early stages of design, and was open to suggestions.
“The biggest thing for us is one, to make it a place that you guys still enjoy to go,” he said. “And two, to create kind of like an environment that adheres to what the rest of the community is.”
The complex will occupy roughly 15,000 square feet on more than 4 acres of land at the corner of Sixes Road and Ridge Road, Dahlhauser said.
Documents on the leasing agency’s website, Franklin Street Real Estate Services, state roughly 10,000 square feet will be left over for other tenants after the buildout of Waffle House and Dunkin’ Donuts. Plans include a restaurant with a rooftop deck, Dahlhauser said, and he hoped to sign higher-end spas, nail salons, boutiques or other restaurants in the remaining spaces.
“We’re trying to make it a cool center so that we can kind of bring some common interest with some restaurants as well as some other shops,” he said.