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.
Amigos Tortilla Bar will join the 600 block of Downtown St. Pete later this year. Who’s ready for some tacos, nachos, and margaritas?! 🌮🍹😍 #StPeteRising
Pacific Counter is coming to 660 Central Ave this summer! 👌😍 They’ll be serving up poke and sushi burritos (the latter of which will be made by a robot imported from Japan). Choose from 10 signature combos in your choice of burrito or bowl. You can also create your own by choosing from a variety of bases, proteins, toppings and house-made sauces. 🌯 🍣 😂
Craft Kafe is finally OPEN at 200 Central Avenue in Downtown St. Pete! They specialize in 100% gluten-free food and incredible coffee ☕😋 Enjoy salads, sandwiches, omelets, and assorted baked goods. Hours are 6:30am to 7pm. #StPeteRising