Nags Head OKs plan for Sherwin-Williams store on U.S. 158

By on April 11, 2018

Top, west side on U.S. 158; bottom, south side. (Google maps)

Nags Head commissioners have signed off on plans for a 6,000-square-foot building on U.S. 158 that is expected to be the location of a Sherwin-Williams paint store.

The largely vacant lot is on the corner of Grouse Street across from the Soundside Event Site.

Deputy Planning Director Kelly Wyatt told the board last week that the site plan calls for the one-story building to be divided into two units of 4,000 square feet and 2,000 square feet.

Wyatt said the entire building will be retail to start out, and the smaller unit might eventually become a restaurant.

The plan, submitted by Coastal Engineering on behalf of GemCap Development of Winston-Salem, includes 37 parking spaces, more than required for retail use but enough if a restaurant is included.

Access to the site from U.S. 158 will be right turn only coming out and right and left turns entering,  pending approval by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. An entrance and exit will also be on Grouse Street.

The land is owned by the estate of Sarah Forbes, who owned Windmill Point restaurant on the soundfront across the highway before the town and the Dare County Tourism Board bought the site and turned into an outdoor entertainment venue. The Grouse Street property is assessed by Dare County at $476,300.

Paul Williams of Gemcap said the land is under contract and is expected to close this week.

The building will feature porches, dormers and simulated wood shingles to resemble the old Nags Head style of construction, Wyatt said.

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