Three new buildings along U.S. 280 are signs that, even though the economy has slowed, better times are ahead.
Taco Bell has already reopened after razing an older building and erecting a new one in the same location.
Coosa Pines Credit Union is in the middle of construction of a larger new building along 280 to enable a move from Plant Road to 280, which will be more accessible and more visible to most of its customers and potential customers.
And J&J Drugs, a cornerstone of Childersburg’s downtown shopping district since 1950, is making the move to 280 after the first of the year to have more floor space, more parking spaces and more visibility.
Worth noting: all three businesses offer or will offer drive-through service to their customers.
Childersburg’s biggest boom in growth came with the development of the Alabama Army Ammunition Plant, built to serve military needs in World War II. Rapid growth of that magnitude won’t likely be seen again. But the steady stream of businesses locating and expanding in the city is encouraging news and welcome signs the economy is improving.