California based Hughes Investments is about to finally embark on their next project in Kootenai County. A few months ago the developer wrapped up construction at the shopping center that surrounds Winco Foods in Coeur d' Alene and now has their sights set several miles to the north in Athol. Hughes is proposing a development there called " The Crossings " which as you may recall was stalled for a time by the construction of the new US 95 freeway which now runs immediately to the west of The Crossroads project site.
Of course there have been many rumors surrounding The Crossings as it is the first major commercial development for the small town just north of Silverwood & Hayden. One such rumor was of a Super 1 Foods grocery store to anchor the project. And, we can now confirm Super 1 Foods will be a tenant and Vandervert Construction has already started construction on that new store.
The new Athol Super 1 store will be located on the western side of The Crossings ( which is at US 95 & ID 54 ) . That store will be a full service grocery store with 57,000 square feet of space and around 100 employees. This will be Super 1's 19th location and will have much of the same department / items as their others like a deli, bakery, meat dept. and organic / natural food section. If all goes as planned the new store will open sometime in the spring of 2018.
And while Super 1 Foods is the first and currently the only business signed on to open in the development a lot more are coming. Including , a new hotel which will likely be successful due to the proximity to Silverwood. Here is what they are currently purposing at The Crossings -
- Hotel ( 90-120 room range )
- Travel plaza type gas station ( depending on who opens this, it likely would include a restaurant )
- Gas station
- Several pad sites along US 95, in the marketing they are for a couple of restaurants , a bank, a dentist, an auto parts retailer and an un-assigned building which I'm thinking might be for office space.
- A medical office building is also shown in front of the hotel as is an RV park just east of the hotel.
There also was a rumor that the Athol post office was to move to this new development as well. That rumor has since been debunked as the US Postal Service has announced they will re-locate to the former home of KKJ's Pizza Palace elsewhere in Athol.
Please keep in mind that while many things are proposed for this new development, nothing other then Super 1 is a sure thing just yet so construction / opening times on the rest of the businesses there likely won't be for some time yet. I'll be keeping an eye on this project and like always if anyone has creditable information about new businesses planned contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information on The Crossings ( including the site plan and some exciting renderings of the purposed finished product ) , visit-
And, for more information on Super 1 Foods, visit-