Burger King, Popeye’s coming to Harpersville after incentives approved

Published 3:32 pm Wednesday, October 31, 2018

HARPERSVILLE – Harpersville Mayor Don Greene showed off the town’s new Community Center and made an announcement about a forthcoming development at the Coffee with the Mayor event on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The Harpersville Town Council approved an incentive package on Monday, Monday, Oct. 29, for Premier Kings Inc., which plans to build Burger King and Popeye’s restaurants off U.S. 280 in Harpersville, Greene announced to the about 100 people in attendance at the event.

The incentive package totals $149,231.40, and the most significant components are a 2-percent sales tax rebate for the first year of operation estimated at $60,000, and sewer impact fees discounted at 50 percent for an estimated savings of more than $70,000 for the developer.

Incentives also include breaks on building permits, business license, water board tap fee and provided office space during the construction phase.

All incentives will cease after the first year of operation.

The development could be completed as early as summer 2019 and would be located off the westbound side of U.S. 280 near the intersection with Brumbaugh Drive.

The Coffee with the Mayor event was hosted by the South Shelby Chamber of Commerce in the new Community Center facility that has yet to officially open.

“We’re very proud of this building here,” Greene said and recognized the project’s architect, Barry Davis Architects, and contractor, Clements Dean Building Company.

The mayor also recognized Shelby County officials for their assistance, the residents of Harpersville and town employees, who he said recently received a raise.

“If you didn’t have good staff, you couldn’t survive,” he said.

Greene also mentioned Harpersville implementing automatic water meters, a new sector of homes has opened up in the Farmingdale subdivision, and the annual Harpersville Day will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10.