Last week Sundial released its tenant lineup and announced it was 90% leased. I've given the store lineup a few days to sink in and I must say that while I'm not taken aback by the stores, I am impressed. In today's retail market it takes a lot for a brand to risk opening a store, let alone in a previously failed downtown retail center.
While there isn't a famed J.Crew or an Apple store, what we got is a very diverse mix of national and local retailers, which I think is great.
One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Sundial St.Pete is whether or not its tenant lineup will create a shopping and dining destination. In its heyday, Baywalk was a booming shopping center with bustling shops and restaurants but controversy sunk the retail complex and brought vacancy rates close to 90%. Sundial St.Pete hopes revive the shopping center and give it new glory. I'm confident that Bill Edwards will bring a strong tenant list to- once again- make the complex a top destination. Recently the Tampa Bay Times revealed that a Marilyn Monroe spa and possibly a Ruth's Chris Steak House will be among the tenants in Sundial. Joining these two tenants are the return of Chico's and White House Black Market.
We've just received a new render of Icon Central, a 15-story 368-unit apartment development coming soon at 801 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete! 😍😁☀️ What are your thoughts?
The historic Union Trust Bank building will contribute 15,000 square feet of retail in additional to the 19,000 square feet of retail that will sit below the apartment tower. Official groundbreaking is set for this Wednesday.
BREAKING NEWS‼️ The "World Liquors" block at 1601 Central Ave is getting a huge makeover. This project will turn a largely vacant lot into an activated, walkable stretch along Central Avenue that'll help connect the EDGE District and the Grand Central District. Full story on StPeteRising.com ☀️🙏😄
Pour Taproom opens THIS SATURDAY at 225 2nd Avenue North in Downtown St Pete!🍺🤩 Featuring over 80 self-serve taps! Pay by the ounce, not by the glass. Just pour a few ounces, then try something else. Choose what you like the best 😁 #StPeteRising