At least 18 jobs are being created with the opening of three new businesses on the Dungannon Road.
The off-licence, hairdresser’s and fast food shop are adjacent to Wright’s Spar and service station, close to the Birches roundabout.
The units were developed by Andrew Wright, owner of the service station.
He will also run the off-licence while the remaining two units have been leased to local man Paul Greenaway, who will be opening his fifth PG Chips outlet, and hairdresser Lisa Registe who is opening her first salon, Hair Today For Tomorrow.
Mr Wright said, “Since opening Wright’s Spar four years ago, we have seen our customer base grow substantially and believed that the time was right to add additional services to our offering.
“I have always felt that there was an opportunity to provide an off-licence in the area and was keen to add complementary businesses that would enhance the facilities and provide employment in the locality.
“I was delighted when Paul and Lisa approached me shortly after I had published my application for planning and I’m confident that all three outlets will prosper.”
He added, “In spite of the fact that the Birches roundabout closure has redirected much of the usual passing trade, we have been very busy in our first few days of operation.”
For Paul Greenaway, owner of PG Chips, the Dungannon Road site was the perfect base for his fifth fast food takeaway. He said, “I opened the first PG Chips shop in the Moy 12 years ago and have expanded from there.
“I knew that these units would provide the perfect location for another shop, with excellent footfall and an opportunity to be at the heart of the local community.”
Lisa Registe, owner of Hair Today For Tomorrow, said she was delighted with the response so far.
“There has been a steady stream of both male and female customers walking in to have their hair done.
“We have also had enquires from ladies asking if we can do their nails and make up which is something I am looking into.”
Mr Wright also has planning permission for two further units on the site and would consider applications from other business owners wishing to lease them.
“We have a very loyal and well established customer base at Wright’s Spar and are well positioned with our proximity to the motorway and to Portadown, allowing for a high volume of traffic,” he said.