Former Erlanger cinema on track to become commerce center

November 12, 2018 by  

The Erlanger Commerce Center has filled its tenant list and is set to open next year.

The last company to take up a space was Novolex, which makes environmentally safe bags for food service and shopping. Philip Rozenski, sustainability director at Novolex, said that this area is a great location for business. The company has 62 companies in North America, and this expansion will create jobs in Erlanger.

Another company that will be in the commerce center is Pernetti Van Melle, which makes the Airheads, Mentos, and Chupa Chups candies.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola Bottling committed to joining the new commerce center. Its distribution center will create jobs in sales, distribution, and in the warehouse. Erlanger has printing services that design and produce corporate gifts for companies like this.

Before the development of the Commerce Center, the property had been vacant for several years. Workers began demolishing the Showcase Cinemas in late September.

Once the commerce center is completed, Mayor Tyson Hermes says it will boost the region economically, thanks partially to about $20m in taxes from the Coca-Cola site alone.

The Erlanger Commerce Center was developed by Al Neyer and Hillwood Development. It spans 135 acres and has 1.9 million square feet of industrial space.

The Erlanger Commerce Center, which recently received an award for Industrial Deal of the Year from NAIOP Night of Stars Dinner, is scheduled to open in the latter half of 2019.