As new businesses open up shop near the busy commercial intersection of Seminole Boulevard and Ulmerton, others move to more affordable locations to keep their doors open.
Soon a McDonald's and Yogurtland will open new locations near Largo Mall.
A McDonald’s is under construction at the corner of Seminole Boulevard and Lark Drive, just across Largo Mall on Seminole Boulevard.
Cky Ready, the city’s program planner in charge of development review, said plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant were approved in June.
The 4,260 square-feet restaurant will sit south of a strip mall. Ready said Seminole Boulevard will see some changes because of the new fast food restaurant. Workers will lengthen the median, allowing customers to turn west into the parking lot.
But that’s not the only change. Book Bank is moving their store from Largo Mall to the strip mall across Seminole Boulevard just north of Lark Drive. The owner said the cost of rent at the mall forced her to move. They've been open since 1992.
Customers can get to the new location from the mall by going straight through the the traffic light on Seminole Boulevard.
In addition to those changes, signs are up for a new Yogurtland in Largo Mall next to the current Book Bank. According to the company’s website, it’s also opening locations in St. Petersburg and Carrollwood.