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.
COMING SOON! In a first for Tampa Bay, a brand new craft coffee bar and dessert lounge is bringing alcohol-infused ice cream to Downtown St Pete’s Central Arts District! 🍨🍹😂 #StPeteRising
Trophy Fish, a laid-back come all/serve all seafood restaurant, is OPEN today at 5pm! 🐟🦐😁 They are located at 2060 Central Avenue in the Grand Central District of Downtown St. Pete! And the owners also own The Mandarin Hide, so you know the boat drinks will be incredible! 👌😎
OPENING TODAY❗ Ford's Garage, a burger and beer joint, and Yeoman's Cask & Lion, a modern British pub. Both located at 200 1st Ave South in sunny DTSP! 🍔🍺😍