October 31, 2018 | South Florida Business Journal
By Brian Bandell
Terra has named a host of tenants for its Pines City Center shopping plaza as it builds the second phase of the project.
Located on the north side of Pines Boulevard at Palm Avenue in Pembroke Pines, the retail center will total 300,000 square feet. Miami-based Terra has already completed about half of that in the first phase, which includes Publix Super Market, West Marine, BurgerFi, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant and Outback Steakhouse.
Hobby Lobby was previously confirmed as the largest tenant for the second phase, which should be completed in summer 2019. Terra obtained construction financing for the project in late 2017.
With the entire shopping center 95 percent preleased, Terra said other tenants in the second phase will include:
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar (8,151 square feet). The Louisiana-based sports bar chain is co-owned by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards. This will be its first Florida location.
Chuy's Tex Mex (7,585 square feet). This fast-casual chain features Mexican dishes. It has three locations in Miami-Dade County, and this would be its first restaurant in Broward County.
McAlister’s Deli (3,427 square feet). This fast-casual American-style restaurant has over 400 locations.
Paradise Grills (3,035 square feet). The company manufactures and sells commercial barbecue grills, stainless steel appliances and outdoor kitchens.
Davvero Pasta (1,440 square feet). This is a new fast-casual restaurant concept featuring made-to-order pasta meals.
Courtelis Co. is the leasing broker for the project.
“Anchor tenants like Publix and Hobby Lobby, along with the right mix of food and beverage operators, are vital to creating a center that will become an everyday destination for Pembroke Pines’ fast-growing community,” Terra President David Martin said. “Between our first and second phases of Pines City Center, we are bringing in tenants that appeal to a cross-section of consumers, from residents in surrounding neighborhoods to tenants occupying space at nearby office developments.”
Terra is also building 387 apartments at Pines City Center. The city of Pembroke Pines has sold pieces of the Pines City Center site to multiple developers, and also completed a $60 million civic building with a new City Hall, a performing arts center and an art gallery there.
Terra is also under contract to acquire the site of Pembroke Pines’ former City Hall for another project.