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.
Blush Tea and Coffee St Pete is NOW OPEN at 2392 9th Street North in the MLK Business District! 🥳 The new shop serves around 90 teas from The Jasmine Pearl Tea Company and TeBella Tea Company 🍵, coffee from Zeal Coffee Roasters and Eastlick Coffee Company ☕, and pastries from the incredible bakers at Mana Bakery 🍰. Blush also offers tea sodas and tea-infused oatmeal! “Each and every day we look forward to welcoming in our beloved St. Pete community with a cozy, comfortable place to enjoy the company of neighbors, a place to read and study, a place to connect,” says Owner Lori Bishop ☀️
Start planning your cheat day❗️ Datz is NOW OPEN at 180 Central Avenue on the ground-level of the The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art! 🔥🙌 We can't get enough of the Spicy Nashville Fried Chicken and then the Monkey Bread for dessert. 🍗🤤 What's your favorite dish at Datz? 🤔
✨ NEW RENDERS ✨ have been released for 1701 Central, a 243-unit 5-story apartment development currently under construction at 1701 Central Avenue in Downtown St Pete❗️ First move-ins expected in Winter 2020 🏗️👷♂️ More renders available at: https://stpeterising.com/1701-central-avenue