A new Jiffy Lube will open at Shiloh Crossing around June, leaving the retail center with six remaining acres available for development.
Workers for contractor Langlas Construction were delayed slightly because of this year’s lengthy winter, but Shiloh Crossing developer Steve Corning said Monday it’s moving along in front of the new Popeyes and Five Guys Burgers and Fries building.
The $272,000 shop will be the second in Billings for Jiffy Lube. The city’s first Jiffy Lube opened in October 2015. Franchisees Matt Johnson, Kelly Thompson and Kelly Kent, based in Oregon, own the Billings stores.
The building is about 4,700 square feet at 1028 Shiloh Crossing Blvd. Vehicles will drive into the bays from the north end, Corning said.
Jiffy is the nation’s largest quick-service oil change shop with more than 2,000 stores nationwide. It’s a Houston-based subsidiary of Shell Oil Co., but all service stations are owned by franchisees.
At the 80-acre Shiloh Crossing, which was nothing but farmland a little over a decade ago, the new Jiffy Lube is one of the last developments.
Corning said he sold a two-acre lot at the far southern end of the center to another business but is uncertain when construction will begin. A four-acre lot in front of Scheels Sporting Goods is the last parcel unsold, he said.
“We’re very pleased. It’s been a steady pace. We work really hard with the tenants to come up with things that work with both sides,” Corning said.
He added that he’d like to see a restaurant in that space. Eateries, in general, have been more resistant to online competition, which has hurt brick-and-mortar stores, Corning said.
“Food continues to be the one fairly active growth segment, compared to traditional retailing,” he said.