It looks like a long-empty building on South Horner Boulevard may soon be home to two new tenants.

A permit on file with the Sanford-Lee County Planning Department indicates that plans are in place to convert the old Rite Aid building at 2045 S. Horner Blvd. for use as a Workout Anytime and a Smoothie King.

Although a permit being issued doesn’t necessarily mean a particular project is under way, workers could be seen Friday morning inside and outside the building, which has stood vacant for several years. Additionally, Smoothie King’s website shows a Sanford location at the address “blending soon.” Workout Anytime, which has locations nearby in Cary, Aberdeen and Asheboro, doesn’t yet show a Sanford location on its website.

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