FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Edens & Avant, one of the nation's leading retail real estate owners and developers, announces the September 2012 opening date for an expansive, new Publix at its Sunshine Square retail center in Boynton Beach, FL.. The centerpiece of the multi-million dollar redevelopment - the new 54,000 SF Publix - will be more integrated into the overall center, one aspect of a larger plan to improve shopper circulation that also includes enhanced vehicular and pedestrian access. Along with the site improvements, Sunshine Square will also benefit from several retail and restaurant additions as well as being the site of a unique public art gift to the local community. The existing Publix store is scheduled to close September 24.
"Publix has been a great grocer anchor for Sunshine Square and it has played a huge part in the lives of local residents for 50 years," said Jami Passer, Managing Director for Edens & Avant. "Generations of families and neighbors have passed through Sunshine Square and it has served a special role in helping build a sense of community. As the community continues to grow, we are very excited to help Sunshine Square evolve by offering a brand new Publix and creating a more shopper friendly experience that includes a permanent venue for an amazing public art project by local artist Mark Fuller."
Currently 93 percent leased, Sunshine Square's existing merchandise mix includes long-time retailers and restaurants Boynton Beach Diner, Crown Wine & Spirits and Boynton Postal and Gift. New additions include Pet Supermarket, TD Bank, AT&T, a self-serve yogurt shop as well as new restaurants that will be announced in the coming months. During Sunshine Square's redevelopment, Publix shoppers are urged to visit the neighboring Publix just three miles south on US Highway 1 at North Delray Commons.
Follow Sunshine Square's redevelopment online at www.facebook.com/sunshinesquare or on Twitter at @sunshinesquare.com.
About Edens & Avant: Edens & Avant develops, owns and operates neighborhood shopping centers in primary markets throughout the East Coast. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the Company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of 125 retail centers. Edens & Avant has Regional Headquarters in Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Columbia, SC and Miami. For additional information about the Company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edensandavant.com. Or follow on Twitter @EdensandAvant.
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