West Villages, Sembler Break Ground on Publix-Anchored Shopping Center in Southwest Florida

by Amy Works

NORTH PORT, FLA. — A joint venture between West Villages and The Sembler Co. has broken ground on West Villages Marketplace, a grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping center at the corner of West Villages Parkway and U.S. 41 in North Port, a city in south Sarasota County.

A 47,000-square-foot Publix will anchor the 105,000-square-foot retail plaza, which is slated to open in fall 2019. Additional tenants will include a mix of services and restaurants. The shopping center is the first retail node to be integrated into the West Villages Florida, a master-planned community that features single-family neighborhoods, schools, State College of Florida-Venice, a wastewater treatment plant and the new $125 million spring training facility for the Atlanta Braves.

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