Aspen Dental to Open in Lima Ohio via

Bart Mills

2010-09-01 18:41:57

LIMA — A new strip mall going up on Elida Road already has its first tenant.

Aspen Dental, a national dental practice, will take up about one-third of the 12,000-square-foot strip mall under construction in the parking lot of Meijer on Elida Road.

Peter Ginn, senior development manager for Hendricks Development Group, said his company has contracted with the national dental chain for a portion of the building. They have spoken with other businesses interested in the remaining space, including national chain restaurants.

“I can’t name names, but we’ve had a couple of people look at the space, including a couple of food people,” Ginn said.

The Wisconsin-based Hendricks purchased the property from Meijer in May and began moving dirt immediately. Wisconsin-based Corporate Contractors Inc. is doing the work. Construction on the building itself began in August. The building should be completed in the next month or so, Ginn said.

“Construction on their [Aspen Dental’s] space will start in about two weeks and it should be up and operational by mid-October,” Ginn said.

Aspen Dental is one of the largest denture and dental businesses in the country, according to the company website. It owns more than 240 locations in 20 states offering a full range of dental services.

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