When David Tsui purchased the Squire Boone Plaza in Mocksville he promised to give it a new lease on life by bringing new retail stores to Davie County.

Fast forward two years, and the center is bustling with the grand opening of Tractor Supply Company last week in the former Food Lion. Furniture Mattress Warehouse opened in the old Walmart in March. Promise made. Promise delivered.

“We want to thank the community for the support we have gotten in the redevelopment of the shopping center and feel that this is a good example of how a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Commission should work,” said David Tsui, the shopping center’s owner.

In the spring of 2016, the shopping center, which Tsui renamed Eastgate, had only a few tenants and needed a facelift and repairs. He quickly went to work painting the exterior and replacing the roof.

New tenants quickly followed. The NC License Plate Agency reopened in the former Central Carolina Bank building and Mary Esparza, who was famous for her “taco trailer” opened El Taco next door. The Internet Cafe returned.

Fastenal, which sells industrial, safety, and construction supplies and offers services including inventory management, manufacturing, and tool repair, celebrated its grand opening, as well.

The Board Walk, which offers arcade games, opened on April 1st, 2016.

Peace of Mind Consignment, which sells clothes and accessories for the whole family as well as baby equipment, toys, furniture, and more, relocated to the shopping center in July of 2016.

Peebles, Davie Jewelers, Unique Hair Care, Glamourous Nails, China Grill, and Boost Mobile benefited from the additional traffic.

“We have experienced tremendous success with industrial growth,” said Terry Bralley, President of the Davie County Economic Development Commission. “The Davie County economy in general has rebounded, and we are pleased the rising tide has brought additional retail shops and small businesses to Davie County.”

Retail Space Still Available

A few spaces in the Eastgate Shopping Center are still available. For more information, contact Don Moss at don.moss@colliers.com or (704) 409-2372.