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Park Square confirms Publix deal near ChampionsGate

Park Square Homes replatted its Champions Plaza development to accommodate a larger Publix store. The original plan, shown here, allowed for a 46,500-square-foot store.
Park Square Homes replatted its Champions Plaza development to accommodate a larger Publix store. The original plan, shown here, allowed for a 46,500-square-foot store. (LandSmart Consultants)

Park Square Commercial has a signed lease with Publix and will start construction in July on a new grocery-anchored retail center to serve the fast-growing ChampionsGate submarket.

Park Square CEO Suresh Gupta told GrowthSpotter construction is scheduled to begin in July. The project at the corner of U.S. 27 and Bella Citta Boulevard has been in the works for years. It’s the last phase of Park Square’s Champions Plaza mixed-use development, which also includes a luxury apartment community and an extended-stay hotel.

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The WoodSpring Suites opened in fall 2019, around the same time Park Square filed construction plans for the grocery store.

Gupta said the new 48,000-square-foot Publix is not a replacement store, so the company doesn’t plan to close any existing stores in the area. The shopping center also will have a Publix liquor store, and Gupta has LOIs for a variety of retailers, including a hair salon, a massage chain, a pool supply store and a Chinese restaurant.

The Champions Plaza retail center will benefit from the continued expansion of Lennar’s ChampionsGate resort along Bella Citta, and from the now reactived Tierra del Sol community, directly across the street.

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