New Retail and Dining Destinations in Johnston County, NC: Target, Belk, Mellow Mushroom, and More!

New Retail and Dining Destinations in Johnston County, NC: Target, Belk, Mellow Mushroom, and More!

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Big changes are coming to Johnston County, North Carolina! One of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina located just east of the capital city Raleigh is now getting residents excited with new stores and restaurants opening up. Imagine having a Target where you can find almost anything you need, or enjoying a tasty pizza at Mellow Mushroom. We're also getting cool places like Luna Pizza and Burney's Sweets & More. Let's take a closer look at these new spots and what they mean for us in Johnston County.

Target: A New Shopping Experience in Selma


The opening of Target in Selma marks a significant milestone for Johnston County's retail sector. Known for its wide range of products, from stylish apparel to essential home goods, Target promises to be a one-stop shop for all your needs. This new location is not just a store; it's a boost to the local economy, creating jobs and bringing convenience to our doorstep.

Belk: Southern Style and More

Joining the retail landscape is Belk, a name synonymous with Southern style. Offering a variety of clothing, beauty products, and home furnishings, Belk is set to become a favorite for those who appreciate quality and elegance. Its presence in Johnston County is a nod to the area's growing appeal as a shopping destination.

Eastfield Crossing: A New Retail Hub in Johnston County

The development of Eastfield Crossing in Johnston County is set to redefine the local shopping experience. This ambitious project, with Target at its core, is attracting a stellar lineup of retailers and creating a vibrant new retail hub. Alongside Target, Eastfield Crossing will welcome a variety of popular stores, catering to a wide range of interests and needs. Belk will bring its signature Southern charm and fashion, while Marshalls offers brand-name clothing at discounted prices. Hobby Lobby is set to become a haven for craft enthusiasts, and Old Navy will provide trendy yet affordable apparel for the whole family. Beauty aficionados will delight in the addition of Ulta, and bargain hunters can explore the extensive selections at Burlington and Five Below. This diverse mix of tenants in Phase 1 of Eastfield Crossing not only enhances the shopping options available to Johnston County residents but also signifies the area's growth and appeal as a retail destination

Mellow Mushroom Pizza In Flowers Plantation...?

Mellow Mushroom Restaurant

Nothing confirmed yet but the Triangle Business Journal is reporting that an LLC associated with the owner of the Mellow Mushroom in Briar Creek purchased a parcel of land on Hwy 42 East in the Flowers Plantation Waterfront District.  With its reputation for delicious, stone-baked pizzas and an eclectic, art-filled ambiance, is more than just a pizza place; it's a culinary experience. The retail and restaurant options continue to expand in the Flowers Plantation Development which encompasses numerous shopping centers conveniently located for the many residents nearby. 

Luna Pizza: Authentic Italian in Downtown Clayton

Spinning Mill Lofts

Downtown Clayton is about to get a taste of authentic Italian cuisine with Luna Pizza. This cozy eatery promises a variety of handcrafted pizzas, made with the freshest ingredients and traditional techniques. It's the perfect spot for those seeking a genuine Italian pizza experience right in the heart of Johnston County. Luna Pizza originated in Greenville, NC and has won numerous awards for best pizza over multiple years. They serve Neapolitan Pizza, appetizers and desserts. They will be opening in Clayton in the newly built Spinning Mill Loft complex on East Front Street. An easy stroll for the residents of The Walk at East Village.

Burney's Sweets & More: A Treat for the Sweet Tooth

 Completing the culinary expansion is Burney's Sweets & More, a haven for anyone with a sweet tooth. Known for their mouth-watering pastries and delightful sweets, Burney's is sure to become a go-to spot for dessert lovers and those looking to satisfy their sugar cravings. The newest Burney's will be located on Main Street in Clayton not far from the owners other establishment Boulevard West.

Aldi Possibly Opening In Clayton

Aldi Grocery Store

The German grocery store know for low prices and quality and unique items, Aldi is proposing to put their second store in Johnston County and the intersection of Business Hwy 70 and Rose St.

The arrival of these new retail and dining options in Johnston County is a testament to the area's growth and vibrancy. These establishments not only bring new flavors and shopping experiences but also contribute to the economic vitality of our community. As Johnston County continues to flourish, we eagerly welcome these new additions and the opportunities they bring.

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