NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- New restaurants and shops are coming to the area surrounding the Norfolk Premium Outlets.

That's not far from the new IKEA which is set to open next year.

"My wife is a food connoisseur and she's going to try all of them, no doubt about it. I will most likely tag along,” said community member David King.

The development would sit on an 8-acre plot next to two hotels on Northampton Boulevard.The project would include two 1,100 square-foot buildings that will house fast-casual restaurants and a few stores.

A York, Pennsylvania based development firm called Apple Retail Properties is heading the project.

President Gary Gilbert said he anticipates four to six businesses calling this area home.

Gilbert said he doesn't want to spill the beans on what businesses are coming to the area until crews break ground, but he can tell us one. Chick-Fil-a will call Northampton Boulevard home.

"There might be a yogurt place, a donut place. It's more for the convenience of the surrounding area,” Gilbert explained.

Gilbert said he wants to break ground in the next 45 days. The goal is to have a few businesses open by the end of this year.