GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) – Dozens of businesses are opening in the Goose Creek area, including new activity in the Carnes Crossroads community and the land next to Walmart.
Goose Creek Mayor Greg Habib said in addition to offering some more options as far as places to eat and shop, these new businesses could also help ease Lowcountry traffic problems a bit.
Hopefully, by this fall, new restaurants and businesses will open at Goose Creek Village. It’s being built on several acres next to Walmart.
Then at Carnes Crossroads, East Bay Deli, Steel City Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Polly’s Fine Jewelry, and Sherwin Williams Paints are all being built.
Just behind their buildings, Lowcountry Women’s Specialists is building an office as well.
Mayor Habib says he has talked with other Lowcountry mayors who are glad to see economic development in Goose Creek.
They say it will help with traffic problems throughout the region, as about 15,000 people currently leave Goose Creek and drive to other areas every day to work, eat or shop.
“They recognize that if you want to have an impact on traffic, you need commercial centers and social centers where people live. And that’s what we’re trying to create here in the City of Goose Creek so that the folks who live here can do all of those things here.”
According to the Carnes Crossroads development webpage, most of these new businesses are expected to open sometime this year.