A 45,000-square-foot Publix store slated to open June 9 within Boynton Lakes Plaza, a 117,124-square-foot neighborhood center in Boynton Beach, Fla., will complete the redevelopment of the center, according to Regency Centers, a national owner, operator and developer of grocery-anchored and community shopping centers. The new anchor store relocated from a smaller site in a nearby center.
The redevelopment project included the demolition of a former Winn-Dixie store and the construction of anchor and side-shop space, new exterior facade and architectural components, parking lot improvements, upgraded lighting, and landscaping. Local artist Suzi K. Edwards was commissioned to create a mosaic-tile archway to further enhance the center’s aesthetics.
“The opening of a new, larger store by market-leading grocer Publix offers area residents a better grocery experience, as well as adds vibrancy to the center,” said Regency VP of investments Josh Spooner. “We have 14 shopping centers throughout the south Florida market, and we are committed to investing, upgrading and maintaining quality shopping centers that meet the needs of our neighborhoods.”
As part of Regency’s “greengenuity” program to lower the environmental impact of developing and operating shopping centers, the project incorporated such basic sustainable elements as recycling building materials, installing heat-reflective roof material, and using environmentally friendly plumbing fixtures, paint and coatings.
Built in 1994 and acquired by Regency in 1997, Boynton Lakes Plaza also includes national retailers Hair Cuttery and Dunkin’ Donuts.