S.J. Collins Enterprises

Developer names tenants for mixed-use project

FORT MYERS — The developer behind the first Whole Foods Market store in Fort Myers recently announced the tenants that will join the grocery store at the mixed-use project.

Fairburn, Ga.-based S.J. Collins officials, in a statement, announced eight other tenants for the project, Daniels Marketplace. The list includes: Banfield Pet Hospital; Felix Andrews Salon – an Aveda salon; KeKe’s Breakfast Café; Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers; Panera Bread; PetPeople; Venetian Nail Spa; and Zoes Kitchen. Tenant space ranges from 2,800 square feet to more than 5,500 square feet, according to the statement. The Whole Foods store will be 45,000 square feet.

In total, Daniels Marketplace is planned as a 140,000-square-foot development. The site, at the northwest intersection of Daniels Parkway and Ben C. Pratt/Six Mile Cypress Parkway, is a former driving range next to a stormwater pond. Lee County officials approved zoning applications last October for the project.

Construction on Daniels Marketplace is expected to begin in spring 2017, with a projected opening in summer 2018.

“We are pleased to introduce this strong tenant lineup to the diverse retail mix at Daniels Marketplace,” says Jay Douglas, director of leasing for S.J. Collins Enterprises, in the statement. “The Fort Myers commercial market is strong, and 75% of the space is either leased or under negotiation.”