S.J. Collins News

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 10:44am

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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:20pm

The forthcoming Whole Foods Market is getting some neighbors in south Fort Myers.

Keke’s Breakfast Café, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Panera Bread and Zoes Kitchen will be joining the 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods, Lee County's first, at the forthcoming Daniels Marketplace. Developers plan to break ground on the 145,000-square-foot commercial project this spring, with an opening set for summer 2018.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:10pm

S.J. Collins Enterprises, a commercial real estate development firm, has signed eight additional tenant leases for Fort Myers’ newest retail shopping district, Daniels Marketplace.

In addition to a 45,000-squarefoot Whole Foods Market, the first in Fort Myers, the retail hub’s newest mixed-used occupants include Banfield Pet Hospital, Felix Andrews Salon — an Aveda salon, KeKe’s Breakfast Café, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Panera Bread, Pet- People, Venetian Nail Spa and Zoes Kitchen. Tenant space ranges from 2,800 square feet to more than 5,500 square feet.

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:09pm

Keke’s Breakfast Café, Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, Panera Bread and Zoes Kitchen will be joining the 45,000-square-foot Whole Foods, Lee County's first, at the forthcoming Daniels Marketplace. Other signed tenants include Banfield Pet Hospital, Felix Andrews Salon — an Aveda salon, PetPeople and Venetian Nail Spa. Located at the northwest intersection of Daniels Parkway and Six Mile Cypress Parkway, the Daniels Marketplace site is currently home to a 16.5-acre driving range.

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 6:28pm

Retail real estate is on the cusp of a major shift, says Jeff Garrison, and he thinks his company, S.J. Collins Enterprises, is at the forefront of the transformation.

“When you can shop online for 80% of your daily needs, you have to provide something creative and unique,” says Garrison, a partner with S.J. Collins, based in Fairburn, Ga., southwest of Atlanta. “It’s really about experience retail now.”


One of the best places to showcase that experience, says Garrison, is with Whole Foods Market-anchored centers, particularly in Florida and the Southeast. Founded in 2007, S.J. Collins, in total, has opened eight Whole Foods-anchored centers since 2011 and has at least 10 more across the nation in some form of development.

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