The economic boom that has defined Laurel County in recent years continued through 2021, with several more businesses opening in December. Paula Thompson, executive director of the London-Laurel County Economic Development Authority, announced more businesses and future developments in her monthly update.

Last week, Thompson announced that Michael’s craft and hobby store is moving to London, which is a treat for DIY fans.

The industrial scene continues to grow locally, with preparations underway for the newest industrial park, Rowland Acres, off KY 192. Greer Industrial Park has sold lots, with four lots sold recently and a first scoop. of land expected in the spring.

The other facilities scheduled to open in 2022 are:

• Site construction has started on the West Highway. 192, opposite the London Country Club, for London’s new 32-acre active adult community. The Hills at Emerald Greens developed by True Choice Development will feature 40 premium patio homes, rental apartments and 60 private lots. Incredible amenities will include swimming pools, clubhouse, tennis courts, practice area, private restaurant, walking trail, sandwich shop and cafe, indoor golf simulators, and a beauty and hair salon.

• Dowell Family Dentistry, owned and operated by Drs. Stephanie and Chip Dowell have opened a magnificent 3,400 square foot dental site in London. Dowell Family Dentistry provides cosmetic and family dentistry services. They hope to be in their new location by fall 2022. For more information, call 877-1466.

• The Daniel Boone Motocross at 775 Falls City Road near West KY 80 has new owners and a new vision. MORE, LLC has purchased the 160-acre property and plans to make it a versatile entertainment venue. More details will be shared in the coming months.

• Map it Right, LLC, a new surveying and development company at 1005 West 5th Street, is ready to help you with your surveying needs. For more information on their services, call Eric Meade and his team at 514-6854.

• Lexington’s Kallio Audiology & Hearing Care has opened a satellite office at 1340 South Laurel Road, Suite 103, adjacent to Kempers Furniture. Kallio offers comprehensive hearing assessments and diagnostics, hearing aid consultations, maintenance and supplies. Contact the London office at 859-368-8893.

• Price and Price Construction has opened a new office on South Main Street across from Sonic. For an appointment, dial 620-8868. They do general work.

• Altitude Apparel Co. has a new downtown location at 202 West 1st St, behind London City Hall. Altitude Apparel held its inauguration on December 13 at this new location. For times and updates follow the Altitude Apparel Co. FB page.

• The new Esteem Aesthetics & Wellness Spa adds a new location in London. Taking the old 20/20 Eye Care building at 130 Chera-Lyn Lane, they hope to open in early February. This location offers more space and additional premium services. Call Shonda Durham at 309-3008.

• For added convenience, the Lily community has a new grocery market. The Roadside Market opened at 7017 US Hwy 25 in the former Dollar General location. Open Tuesday to Saturday. For more information, call 524-2960.

• Additionally, at the south end of the county, Exit Interstate Realty has opened an office at 1414 American Greeting Road, Suite A. Exit Interstate Realty is one of NA’s fastest growing real estate companies to come to SE. KY. Contact IGF Adam Hill 261-5043 or Allison Moore at 689-5111.

• CBD Hemp Dispensary, London’s alternative and holistic health service, added a second location at the north end of Main Street at 107 CVB Drive, Suite 3. Both locations specialize in full spectrum and isolate CBD, painless creams and balms and CBD candy. For more information, call 627-8181.

• Yocum’s Mobile Detailing is ready to help you get the job done to detail your vehicle – cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, semi-trailers and RVs. You can drop off your vehicle or Yocum’s will come to you. Call them at 309-9977.

• Tax time has arrived and Integrity Tax Services offers tax and accounting services at 1340 South Laurel Road, Suite 107. Tax preparation, tax research and business tax skills. Call Debbie Miller at 877-2466 for more information.

• Notice to game and toy collectors, Geeky Games has moved and is now located at 1537 South Main Street, adjacent to City Nails and South Main Subway. Call them at 260-9315.

And finally, a new location arrives for the Bluegrass class. Relocated to 144 London Shopping Center, former Daddy Yo location, Bluegrass Class Gift Shop offers home decorations, kids’ clothes and shoes, freebies and more! Call 657-5192 for more information.