Chelsea moves forward with shopping center despite economy

CHELSEA, AL (WBRC) - The shaky economy is not stopping one city in Shelby County from moving forward. Developers in Chelsea are continuing with plans for another shopping center.
Highway 280 near County Road 39 is the future site of the Chelsea Crossroads Shopping Center. A Publix will anchor the development with plenty of room for other businesses like restaurants, banks and other stores.

Last year, the city of Chelsea experienced a 5% decrease in sales taxes.
Mayor Earl Niven hopes the new choices will keep people in Chelsea to spend their money.