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.
Blue Lotus Condos, a 19-story residential tower, has been proposed to replace Bezu, a long beleaguered project that fought intense resistance earlier this year. 👊💥 Located at 100 4th Avenue North in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. What are your thoughts on this project? 🤔
Valhalla Bakery is now OPEN at 1113 Central Avenue! 🙌😁 Located inside Baum Avenue Market, Valhalla offers cookies, cakes, muffins, cupcakes, tarts, pies, scones, and more. 🍰🍪 Their only other location is in Orlando, where they’ve won Best Bakery TWICE! 🏆 Oh and everything is 100% vegan, but we promise you would’ve never known if we hadn’t told you! 😉 — Full article posted to StPeteRising.com ☀️
BREAKING❗️We've just received info on a new 21-story residential tower proposed for Downtown St. Pete! While not on Central Avenue, this development is situated just a few blocks from the buzz of downtown and the serenity of Mirror Lake. ☀️ What do you guys think of this new project? 👍👎🤷♂️