Time capsule to be introduced at Cottontown’s new construction celebration

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A new 2,500 sq.-ft. development will soon be coming to Columbia’s North Main Street area.

Construction will begin Thursday for NOMA Station: a mixed-use development at 2430 Main Street in Cottontown. It is slated to accommodate two tenants. According to representatives from the North Columbia Business Association, the larger space is suitable for a restaurant, while the other offers space for a retail or business opportunity.

The North Columbia Business Association and 2LR Architecture will celebrate the construction beginning at Thursday’s event by introducing the NCBA Time Capsule. According to property co-owner Gretchen Lambert, she and others will be seeking out pictures of neighborhoods and businesses located within the North Main corridor from over the yeras. Then, as NOMA Station construction finishes in the summer, the pictures will be compiled and saved digitally. “Our plan is to have a scheduled date for five to 10 years in the future, we’ll reach out to those same business owners and see what they look like then. So we’ll have a record of the changes over the number of years,” Lambert said. “It will be a digital time capsule.”

She said everyone at 2LR studios, which is the firm that owns the property, is excited about the development. “This corridor is such a great place for business, which is why we bought our property here two and a half years ago. We’re so excited to see this vibrant area of town continuing with this transformation and gaining strong businesses,” said Lambert.

The construction celebration/time capsule kickoff begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the future site of NOMA Station.

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