Shopping Center Business

MAY 2016

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CENTER REVIEW 106 • SHOPPING CENTER BUSINESS • May 2016 open plaza with gardens and gathering spaces throughout." The company also implemented a va- riety of different types of outdoor place- making to make the center a destination where visitors would come for more than just good shopping. "We're going to have fountains and freplaces with lush land- scaping throughout," says Fitzpatrick. "We want to create a place where people come to spend time and relax. At Foundry Row, they can come enjoy the retail, dine at the restaurants or gather with friends in the open common space." Prior to becoming a retail destination, the site was home to an old, 2 million- square-foot manufacturing facility. "The site was a former Solo Cup factory, and it had been there for many years," says Fitz- patrick. "Solo Cup decided to consolidate their manufacturing other places, so they sold the facility. It was in great disrepair." Greenberg Gibbons saw retail opportu- nity in the site, as it was located in the cen- ter of a shopping hub. "It was really in the heart of a retail corridor, and people want- ed it to be retail," says Fitzpatrick. "We were happy to be able to repurpose and recycle the facility. We demolished the old building, crushed it up and kept the ma- terials on site to use for grading and sub grading. We've had a very green approach to the development of this project." While the redevelopment of the site is far away from its roots as a manufactur- ing facility, Greenberg Gibbons and Van- guard kept a nod to the property's past in the development's name. "The name Foundry Row was made to pay homage to its old manufacturing history, which is typically what a foundry would have been," says Fitzpatrick. "That's the origin of the name." The project — which is slated for com- pletion in September — is currently 90 percent leased to a range of fast casual and upscale restaurants and retail. "The merchandising mix begins with Weg- mans," says Fitzpatrick. "We also will feature other strong retailers including DSW Shoe Warehouse, Sports Authority, LA Fitness, Old Navy and Ulta Beauty." In addition, signature restaurant Bar Louie is joining Foundry Row, as well as a collection of national fast casual eateries, including Chipotle, Panera Bread, Zoe's Kitchen and Mission BBQ. LifeBridge Health will also be occupying 75 percent of Foundry Row's Class A offce space, of- fering physician care and health services. While each piece of the merchandising mix is important to the center, Fitzpatrick notes that Wegmans is a defnitive score for the project. "Wegmans is a major game changer for any development," says Fitz- patrick. "It makes Foundry Row more of a regional destination." "Foundry Row is a great re-use of an old manufacturing facility that now gets to become a new vital shopping center for all of the community to enjoy," says Fitz- patrick. "It's nice to be able to revitalize an old, dilapidated warehouse into a vibrant community asset." SCB Foundry Row will also be anchored at the terminus by a 40,000-square-foot offce building Your Hometown International Neighborhood T e City of Lauderhill is a vibrant community located in the center of South Florida. Our selection of unique shops, restaurants and businesses has a distinctive international f air and is a celebration of our cultural diversity. Conveniently located between three international airports, three international seaports and minutes away from the Florida Turnpike, Interstate 95 and the Sawgrass Expressway, Lauderhill is easily accessible for employees, customers and tourists visiting the Sunshine State. Let our team of professionals expedite your zoning and building permit approvals so you can establish, relocate and expand your business to the City of Lauderhill. Welcome to Lauderhill For more information on available locations and resources to assist your business contact our Economic Development Division at 954-730-3041 • ewooten@lauderhill-fl .gov Visit our website at www.lauderhill-fl .gov

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