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8AA Thursday, August 14, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette by Patti Babcock Gazette Staff Pahrump Valley Junction, located at Highway 160 and Basin, will be the valley's largest shopping center. Featuring a Lucky Supermarket, Say-On Drug with a drive up pharmacy window, at least one restaurant, and a variety of retail stores, the center will provide one-stop shopping for area residents. The new stores will be a mecca for shoppers who now drive to Las Vegas for options to the existing limited retail selection. A crowd gathered for the official ground breaking ceremony on August 5, 1997. World Premier Investments, PV Junction's owner, developer and manager, was represented by company executives, President John Young, David Garrison and Doug McGeary. They were joined by Brandt Boatwright, owner of Premier Properties of Las Vegas and leasing agent for the property. Lucky Stores' District Manager Bob Miller was accompanied by several more Lucky management Pahrump Valley Junction personnel. Bob Monroe, Sav-On District Manager, participated in the ceremony as did members of the Pahrump Regional Planning Commission. Other attendees included Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marge Taylor, Pahrump Valley Gazette Publisher Mary Ann McNeill, community supporter and Realtor Tim Hafen, members of the local business community, a Pahrump couple who are retired Lucky Stores employees and Premier World Investments Project Superintendent Greg Clayton. forward" to working with local subcontractors. He says he enjoys the town's positive attitude and eager response to the project. The first phase of the 140,000 square foot shopping center will utilize 15.75 acres of the 27.1 acre project. The balance will be reserved for Phase II, says Project Manager McGeary. World Premier Investments specializes in building, owning and operating shopping centers anchored by a supermarket. Most of the firm's malls are on the west coast and in Illinois with some in Nevada New Mexico and Arizona. This is the second Pahrump project for the developer who built the Smith's Center in 1994. McGeary expressed appreciation to the public officials, state, county and town, who helped prepare the way for the new center. "It was a long process, but the people involved made it enjoyable." The decision to build the center was based on Pahrump's present ad projected growth, and World Premier will be ready to start Phase II as soon as the need is apparent, McGeary said. For now, residents eagerly look forward to the opening of Phase I scheduled for'spring 1998. Clayton said he is .-.. looking