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Rolling Mill Construction Continues as Holdouts Willing to Talk to Developers

March 14th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Construction at the Cumberland Gateway commercial center on Park Street has been making steady progress- and with spring arriving the pace is expected to pick up. Crews have erected the metal frame for the first five units at the location of what is commonly referred to as the Rolling Mill project. Perhaps the most significant actions demonstrating the progress being made is that many of the longtime property owners who have been opposed to the effort and refusing to sell- are now reaching out to the developer willing to talk. Sources tell WCBC News those now willing to sell include  Larry and Debbie Darby who live at 225 Emily Street- and whose home has been draped with a large canvas banner that reads “Still Not For Sale” for several years. Cumberland Economic Development Corporation executive director Matt Miller tells WCBC News that the belief has always been that once actual construction began- many of those property owner would reconsider…

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Among the already identified businesses expected to be part of the commercial complex are D’Atris; Verizon and a Chinese restaurant. Other names that have surfaced include: Royal Farms, Starbucks and Popeyes.