The former Hardin Mall property along South Dixie Boulevard in Radcliff is being redeveloped by Mafaz Ansar, according to a news release.
The original building, built in the early 1980s, was constructed as a Sears Outlet Store and most recently was the home of Southland Bingo and Dollar General, the release said.
The Dollar General lease has been extended, and the Bingo Hall space has been converted to an 11,338-square-foot Ace Hardware, the release said. A tenant space behind Dollar General has been renovated into a 3,102-square-foot space for Victory Martial Arts — Radcliff, and there is also a child care center coming, Lil’ Rascals Childcare, which is slated to open in March of 2023.
Additionally, the former restaurant lot in front of the center will be home to a Dairy Queen, the release said. The DQ corporate approval calls for the restaurant to be open by Sept. 30, and construction is anticipated to start no later than April 30.
“Dairy Queen has been the most anticipated announcement we’ve made so far,” Ansar said in the release. “It has created the most excitement and community buzz, and we’re pleased now to make the announcement official.”
Jason Grimm and Amber Grimm, along with partner Robert VanBuskirk, now own the two Dairy Queen locations in Elizabethtown, and this will be their third restaurant, according to the statement.
“Workout Anytime Fitness 24/7 is committed to occupy approximately 9,000 square feet in a new building that will be constructed to the south of Dollar General, and their planned opening will also be between September and October of 2023,” Jeff Farmer, commercial Realtor at Semonin Realtors said in the release. “More announcements are expected soon, as the final plat and infrastructure planning/engineering have been completed for marketing. We are extremely pleased and excited to be a part of this redevelopment in Radcliff. This is home to me, and I love to see Radcliff grow and thrive.”