The Real Deal Miami

Delray Marketplace gets new tenants, improved access from widened roads

February 02, 2012 03:45PM

A rendering of Delray Marketplace

Construction on the Delray Marketplace shopping center is forging ahead since the ground breaking in December, and Palm Beach County is widening local roads to ease travel to the 258,000-square-foot retail facility.

According to the Palm Beach Post, developer Kite Realty has signed four new tenants since announcing the Publix Supermarket-anchored property was 67 percent leased in November. The marketplace is expected to open later this year with a bowling alley and movie theater to boot.

Kite said it expects residents from the upscale neighborhoods that surround the site, west of Delray Beach, to guarantee its success.

Meanwhile the county is working to ensure those potential customer’s ease of access to Delray Marketplace, by widening West Atlantic Avenue, to four lanes with a median from two lanes, from the Florida Turnpike to Lyons. As a result, the shopping center will sit at the intersection of two major roads. [Palm Beach Post]