National, regional and local businesses are coming to a retail shopping center under development next to Wal-Mart in Leland.

        Before the first of four buildings have started coming out of the ground, the center is more than 50 percent leased, said Jack Kilbourne, a broker with Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Company who is in charge of leasing for the new complex, dubbed Westgate Marketplace.

        Pet food and supply store Petsense, Cricket Wireless, Miyabi Junior Express Japanese hibachi restaurant, Complete Coastal Dentistry, Charlie Graingers hot dog, brisket and barbecue restaurant, and Ganey, Byrd & Dunn (GBD) Insurance Group are the first tenants to be announced for Westgate Marketplace. The majority of the tenants are new to the Leland area.

         A groundbreaking ceremony for the 31,600-square-foot center, planned on 4.5 acres, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday on the site at the corner of West Gate Drive and New Pointe Boulevard in Leland, according to an announcement from Maus, Warwick, Matthews & Co. and McKinley Building Corp. For further information click here Leland Shopping Center