When Brent Gibadlo first started working out of the Summerville area about 10 years ago, his dine-out options near what is now the emerging Nexton development were limited.

“I remember when Subway was the only place,” said Gibadlo, vice president and general manager of Nexton.

Today, he has a much wider selection to choose from, and it’s mainly because of what’s happening at the 5,000-acre development as big as the Charleston peninsula and other forces around it.