FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2020
For more information contact:
Lisa M. Barnott, (941)757-1542
Lakewood Ranch Announces New Waterside Place Tenants
Lakewood Ranch, the nation’s best-selling multi-generational master-planned community, has announced three additional tenants will open in the community’s new, 36-acre Waterside Place development.
Waterside Place construction is underway and scheduled to open the first quarter of 2021. When complete, Waterside Place will serve as the heart of Waterside, Lakewood Ranch’s first Sarasota County village. The retail hub will blend arts and entertainment destinations with 115,000 square feet of unique in-line and freestanding commercial, retail and office space; diverse dining options; an eight-acre park; and miles of nature trails.
Atria Café, an artisan-focused eatery, boasts a menu of aromatic coffees, teas and specialty drinks, and a full menu of freshly baked breads, breakfast dishes, sandwiches, and salads, plus a toast bar. The café partners with local food purveyors to source the finest quality produce and ingredients. The Waterside Place location will be Atria Café’s second in Lakewood Ranch, following the eatery on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, between state roads 64 and 70.
“Our new Atria Café at Waterside Place will offer locals and visitors a cozy place to enjoy our artisan baked goods and locally-sourced ingredients, as well as our seasonally-focused menu,” said Jim Angus, co-owner of Atria Café.
Visitors to Waterside Place will have their pick of hand-crafted organic juices made from fruits and vegetables at CROPjuice. This will be the fourth location for co-owners Karen Odierna and Keith Campbell. This is the first location within Lakewood Ranch.
Duck Donuts is a family company offering fresh, delicious and made-to-order donuts in a variety of flavors. The brand, which originated on the sandy beaches of Duck, N.C., believes in giving back to the communities where its team members live and work. This will be the first location within Lakewood Ranch, as well as the first in the region.
Waterside Place will be more easily accessible to customers due to the completion of Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, which now extends south to Fruitville Road. The completion of this project improves the transportation network for Sarasota County and Manatee County residents, alleviating congestion on I-75.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these new tenants to Waterside Place’s already exceptional lineup of retailers,” said Kirk Boylston, president of LWR Commercial. “We look forward to fostering more relationships with businesses in our community and offering residents and their visitors exciting new dining options.”
Situated on a 36-acre peninsula overlooking the mile-wide Kingfisher Lake, Waterside Place includes numerous unique communal parks and “pop-out” spaces, which will inspire gathering and interaction among visitors and businesses. The town center will further activate the dynamic area by hosting festivals, farmers’ markets, and more.
In total, Waterside will feature more than 5,000 homes in up to 12 neighborhoods, which will be connected to Waterside Place via trails and water taxis. More than 300 homes in the area have already been sold ahead of the town center’s anticipated opening later this year.
Other future amenities at Waterside include the relocation of the beloved Players Centre for Performing Arts into an expanded, 70,000-square-foot performing arts center. Construction on the center is set to begin in spring of 2021.
For more information about Waterside and Waterside Place, visit www.lwrwaterside.com. For more information on Lakewood Ranch, please contact Lisa Barnott at 941-757-1542.
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Lakewood Ranch is the 33,000+-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 41,000 residents and features A-rated schools, a hospital, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, its own Main Street with theaters, shopping and dining, and more than four million square feet of commercial property. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.