Fairfield Square Lands Second New Business

WINNSBORO (April 15, 2016) – After taking a big hit in January with the exodus of Walmart, Fairfield County is suddenly on a roll. State Sen. Creighton Coleman (D-17) and Interim County Administrator Milton Pope announced late last week that Roses has signed a lease to open a department store at 83 Highway 321 Bypass S., in the former Goody’s location in the Fairfield Square shopping center.

The announcement came just days after Coleman revealed that an IGA grocery store had inked a deal to move into the former Food Lion location, also in Fairfield Square.

Much like the IGA deal, Coleman said he and State Rep. MaryGail Douglas (D-41) worked to bring Roses together with the realtor, and the County together with the Town of Winnsboro to offer some incentives. Coleman said Terry Vickers, President of the Chamber of Commerce, has also been involved in attracting new retailers to help fill the Walmart void.

Pope said Roses and IGA were essentially a package deal as far as the $50,000 contribution from the County to help the property owner upfit the locations to suit the retailers.

It was not known at press time when Roses planned to open for business, and efforts to reach the realtor involved in the deal were unsuccessful at press time.

The winning streak may not be over. While Pope would not elaborate on any details, he said last week that talks were ongoing with yet another potential tenant in the shopping center.


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