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Big business could develop in Radcliff despite recent cutbacks at Fort Knox

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RADCLIFF, Ky. (WDRB) -- The site of a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday could be a gold mine for the city of Radcliff.

Best known for their nearby army post, people in Radcliff are now hoping to build a new reputation.

City officials broke ground for Gateway Crossing, a $62 million development at Joe Prather Highway and 31 West.  

Restaurants, hotels, a movie theater and a Walmart Neighborhood Market are all part of the master plan.

The city invested over a million dollars into construction, roads and lighted intersections to make the area stand firm.

"Fort Knox downsizing hurt the economy here. This is helping subsidize that. We're moving away from as much dependence as we had on Fort Knox and more on our own devices. All of that is big for this area," said Radcliff Mayor Mike Weaver.

Retail space will cover most of the land, but on the hill, another stop on the Bourbon trail can be found.

Boundary Oak Distillery is bottling up for business come August, which is yet another attraction for the area.

"We're probably going to put a Bourbon theme to the whole park here.  A craft distillery will come in and multiply tourism by a factor of ten," Mayor Weaver shared.

The new Walmart is set to open sometime around Christmas.

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