Grocery store projects move ahead on LPGA Blvd.

Two projects to bring grocery stores to Daytona Beach’s booming LPGA Boulevard corridor are closer to becoming a reality.

General contractor Jon M. Hall Company recently began clearing land on the north side of LPGA Boulevard, just west of Interstate 95, to make way for a highly anticipated Publix-anchored shopping center called Latitude Landings.

“We expect to go vertical with the first phase before the end of the year and opening in late 2019,” said the project’s developer Sam Sutton, president of Sutton Properties.

The 85,000-square-foot initial phase will include a 48,000-square-foot Publix Supermarket as well as a 14,000-square-foot Publix liquor store.

“We look forward to announcing some more tenants closer to the end of the year,” he said, adding that the initial phase will include a restaurant.

Meanwhile, a new developer has taken over another planned retail project just east of Interstate 95: a grocery store-anchored retail center called Williamson Ridge Shopping Center at the northeast corner of LPGA and Williamson boulevards.

Tailwinds Development is best known locally for developing the Publix grocery store-anchored Country Club Corners shopping center in DeLand.

The Lake Mary-based developer recently erected “COMING SOON Grocery Anchored Center” signs for its latest project.

The developer is also circulating fliers to local commercial real estate agents and brokers that include a site map for Williamson Ridge showing three available outparcels in yellow as well as two connected “inline” store pads in red.

The outparcels would allow two standalone stores of up to 9,000 square feet in size and one of up to 7,000 square feet.

The inline stores would be a 30,000-square-foot yet-to-be named grocer and an adjacent 14,000 square foot pad, also for a tenant yet to be determined.

The disclosure of Tailwind’s pending land purchase comes a year-and-a-half after seller Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. announced that a developer had put the property under contract.

The site is an L-shaped property that borders the existing 2-story Concierge office building at 1616 Concierge Blvd., both on its west and north sides.

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