Simon Property Group, Inc. announced Friday that Old Navy, Panera Bread, and Starbucks will join the outstanding tenant lineup at its Pier Park development.
Pier Park is a much-anticipated 900,000 square-foot retail and entertainment complex located on 93 acres that covers land from Front Beach Road (at the City Pier) to the heavily-traveled Highway 98. Phase I of Pier Park is scheduled to open in October of this year, with the opening of Target and the first phase of specialty shops.
Other exciting retailers previously announced as coming to Pier Park include great restaurants such as Back Porch Seafood House and Reggae J’s Island Grill; exciting retailers such as Ron Jon Surf Shop; and entertainment options including Southern Theatres’ 16-screen, 3,000-seat movie theater.
Old Navy will locate its first store in the market at Pier Park with a 14,800 square foot store. Old Navy’s mission is to offer affordable, fashionable clothing and accessories for the whole family.
Panera Bread will also come to the market with its first location at Pier Park. The 5,000 square foot restaurant will seat 175 patrons and will face Highway 98.
Panera Bread bakery-cafes showcase the art and craft of bread making, helping customers truly appreciate and enjoy a great loaf of bread by studying its crust, crumb and craft. Panera Bread understands that great bread makes great meals, from made-to-order sandwiches to tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls.
Panera Bread is widely recognized for driving the nationwide trend for specialty breads. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Panera Bread scored the highest level of customer loyalty among quick-casual restaurants, according to research conducted by TNS Intersearch.
Starbucks will locate a 1,500 square foot store in the Cabana area of Pier Park. Located just outside Southern Theatres’ Grand 16 complex, this lushly landscaped area equipped with comfortable seating benches will serve as one of the prime gathering spots at Pier Park.
Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment, primarily through its company-operated retail stores.