More than 30 years after opening on Boll Weevil Circle, an Enterprise shopping center is getting a new name.
Once renovations are complete at the center, located at 1032 Boll Weevil Circle, it will be named Dauphin Plaza, according to Montgomery’s Moore Company Realty, which recently took ownership of the center.
According to a press release from the company, the renovations “will better illustrate Dauphin Plaza’s location and reflect the caliber of the renovation its new developers have extensive experience implementing.”
Jeff Branch, president of property management for Moore Company Realty, told The Ledger in May the center would receive renovations including new roofing, paint and a tower element for a “fresh and new” look.
Jerome Moore, chief executive officer of the company, confirmed on Wednesday that more renovations are planned.
These include additional businesses in new lots and a vision of an access road.
“We have a couple of our parcels on the lot near where the water tower is that are under negotiation for some new food concepts,” Moore said. “In the back, I plan on doing a green space where an appropriate restaurant which would serve adult beverages could occupy. I’m looking for a restaurant or brewery as a lead tenant, and also looking at having an area for couples to bring their kids to have some green space where they and their kids can enjoy an outdoor entertainment area.”
The oak trees behind the center, he said, already set a natural stage for good shade for outdoor dining and entertainment areas.
“We’re looking for restaurants and offices and any kind of retail,” Moore said. “The building with the new tower element would naturally fit a restaurant, where we could incorporate the flower garden and make a nice patio in the shade.”
According to Moore, there is also a vision of implementing an access road around the center.
He said the current service road alongside Boll Weevil Circle that dead ends at the water tower could perhaps be extended to help improve traffic flow to the surrounding neighborhoods.
“The city and developers both hope someday this could potentially happen,” Moore said. “If that service road were extended and it looped around to the right of Grocery Advantage back to Dauphin Street that would really help the whole intersection. There could be a stoplight at the end of the service road. I think it would match up with a neighborhood across the street and provide a way for people in that neighborhood (around Dauphin Junior High School) to get out there as well.”
In the next few weeks, renovations will begin on the building that houses Grocery Advantage for improved façade, enhanced lighting and a new color scheme.
Moore said construction projects should not affect hours of operation for businesses, but the company does appreciate everyone’s patience while the renovations are ongoing.
Dauphin Plaza’s project development team includes Moore Company Realty, Moore Property Management, Reeves Engineering, NAI Talcor and Paulk Construction as the general contractor.
According to a press release, Moore Company Realty was recognized with a Historical Preservation award for one of many projects revitalizing Downtown Montgomery and “they are excited to bring their talents to Enterprise and craft a place where people want to shop, socialize and work.”