Check out a photo tour of the new Shoppes at Belmont!

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 at 10:17 am

By: Ryan Mellon

Shoppes at Belmont, one of the newest development projects in Lancaster County, is nearing completion.

Stores and restaurants will begin opening in early March.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening March 2.

Target is opening March 7.

Nordstrom Rack is opening March 8.

Moe’s Southwest Grill was on the original list of restaurants, but will now be CoreLife Eatery instead.

You’re probably thinking: What about the traffic impact?

It’s the new centers and robust communities that entice major retailers to Lancaster County, according to this September 2016 LNP story.

There’s also The Crossings at Conestoga Creek on Harrisburg Pike. There, Wegman’s is set for an “early fall” opening with 475 employees.

LNP photographer Rick Hertzler took photos throughout the new Belmont complex.

Construction began in September 2016.

Workers use earthmoving equipment to prepare the future site of the Shoppes at Belmont, at Fruitville Pike and Route 30, on Friday.

This rendering depicts the Shoppes at Belmont. The back row of stores, from left, are Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nordstrom Rack and Michaels. At right, with a white roof, is Whole Foods. In the foreground is the Main Street section, with restaurants and smaller stores.

Chick-fil-A opened Jan. 10 with 100 people camping out for free sandwiches for a year.

People participate in the First 100 Campout promotion at the new Belmont location of Chick-Fil-A on Fruitville Pike.

Lancaster is getting its first Whole Foods. The store will host a farmer’s market in its parking lot during the spring and summer.

Whole Foods Market at the Shoppes at Belmont.

Nordstrom Rack carries out-of-season inventory that had been carried by its department stores.

Nordstrom Rack and Dick’s Sporting Goods Store at the Shoppes at Belmont.

Target needs no introduction. Belmont’s will be the third store in Lancaster County.

The Target store at the Shoppes at Belmont.

Dick’s Sporting Goods will open a 51,000-square-foot store at Belmont on March 2.

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Nordstrom Rack stores at the Shoppes at Belmont.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits, the county’s busiest state liquor store, is moving from Hawthorne Center.

Fine Wine and Good Spirits at the Shoppes at Belmont.

Mod Pizza, with “made on demand” artisan-style pizza and salads, will open its second location in the county. Zoes Kitchen serves up Mediterranean foods.

Zoes Kitchen and Modpizza at the Shoppes at Belmont.

P.F. Chang’s serves Asian food made from scratch, daily. They have more than 210 U.S. locations.

The giant horse at the front of P.F. Chang’s at the Shoppes at Belmont. From their website: “Our majestic 11 ft. tall horses grace the entrance to many of our restaurants. The horse symbolizes the original Forbidden City in China, which was built for China’s first emperor Qin Shi Huangdi.”

Michaels is moving from Lancaster Shopping Center into a larger space.

Main Street stores will include national chains Ulta Beauty, Rack Room Shoes, Lane Bryant, Carter’s, OshKosh B’gosh, Norman’s Hallmark and local business Finch Jewelers, which will move from the Wheatland Shopping Center.

The Hallmark Gold Crown store at the Shoppes at Belmont.

In total, the Shoppes at Belmont will have about 30 stores and restaurants in 365,000 square feet, making the shopping center the fifth largest mall in the county.

Only Park City, Rockvale Outlets, Red Rose Commons and Tanger Outlets will be larger.

A view from the center of the Shoppes at Belmont looking east towards Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

In addition to 74 townhouses and 13 single-family homes scheduled for completion in spring 2018, A Hilton franchisee in York purchased land from Belmont for a hotel called Suite2.

The Home2 Suites by Hilton under construction across The Fruitville Pike from the Shoppes at Belmont.