The new construction visible just east of Valentia on Northfield Blvd. is the first of a two-phase project called The Shops at Conservatory Green.
Jon Hauser of Drake Development says he hopes phase one will be open by the end of the year. Although the final contracts haven’t been signed, he is optimistic about the following businesses as Phase 1 tenants: Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (an end anchor with a patio), Jersey Mike’s subs, Tokyo Joe’s, a dentist, and the Stapleton MCA, which will occupy a space in the middle of the building that includes a high-ceilinged performance area (the high ceilinged space is visible in the rendering above).
Phase 2, west of Valentia, will be built in the near future. Businesses that Hauser hopes to bring to Phase 2 include Torchy’s Tacos (with a patio), Five Guys Burgers, and a hair cutter, among others.
Phase 1 is about 17,000 sf and Phase 2 about 14,000 sf. Hauser says the shops will be about 50% restaurants; there will be at least 4-5 patios; and the outside will be pedestrian friendly with landscaping and benches. Hauser added that he is working on a third development, east of the 7-Eleven, that would be a professional plaza with space for dental or veterinary offices.
As shown in the drawing at upper right, parking will be directly behind the shops. Store entrances will be in both front and back.