Port Orange Commercial Construction Update
BJ's Wholesale Club will open its Port Orange store on Sept. 28, at 9am which is nearly two months earlier than originally planned. The warehouse-club store is located in the new Altamira Village shopping center along Dunlawton Avenue, just east of Interstate 95. This will be a “soft opening” for the store with an official grand opening planned for October 4th at 6pm. This latter event will include free food samples, entertainment and a presentation of a donation to the city. Also, BJ's is offering new one-year memberships for $40, which also includes a free second membership card. The regular fee is $50. The normal store hours for the BJ's Port Orange store will be Monday through Saturday, from 9am to 10pm., and Sunday, from 9am to 8pm.
As reported in an earlier blog, Wawa Inc. is looking to open a new convenience store/gas stations here in Port Orange, but they are already indicating interest in a second site. Wawa recently signed a ground lease on a 1.85-acre site at the southeast corner of Dunlawton Avenue and Yorktowne Boulevard, next to the new Altamira Village Shopping Center. Wawa is also interested in the property at 1031 Dunlawton Blvd, where the Asian Fusion buffet restaurant is located. Wawa opened its first Florida location in July 2012 and has already built 14 stores between the Orlando and Tampa areas.Check back with us for further updates on the exciting commercial improvements in the Port Orange and Daytona Beach areas.
Port Orange had the highest commercial permit volume for the 2nd quarter of 2013, riding high off the newly constructed BJ’s Wholesale Club. Many excellent stores and restaurants continue to take up shop in our beautiful city due in part to the great residents here. The city has hinted at a few more businesses that may be coming to Port Orange soon including a WaWa Convenience Store, a Popeyes Chicken, and Pollo Tropical.
What do you think about all of the recent additions and what else would you like to see in Port Orange?
BJ’s Wholesale Club in Port Orange has moved up their anticipated opening, as many area residents get ready for great deals in bulk. The 12-lane BJ’s gas station opens this Thursday, August 29th and BJ’s will begin selling memberships at this time. The grand opening of the store will occur by mid-October, but we have received news that it may be open as soon as late September 2013. Check back with us for more updates.
Chucky Cheese's - The city of Port Orange has just given approval for construction of the area’s first Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurant. The 13,000 square-foot restaurant will be located in the Pavilion at Port Orange, and site work has already begun here. This family dining and children’s fun center will feature animatronic entertainment, games, and a children’s play area. The restaurant is expected to employ 50 to 60 workers and is slated to open between late December and early January.
The Publix Shopping Center
Reconstruction is coming along on schedule as many Port Orange residents await the new look. The new 50,000 sq.ft. grocery store is being modernized to match the other retailers next door such as Kohls. Other upgrades in this project include the addition of more parking space and new lighting in the parking lot. Construction is expected to be completed by Thanksgiving 2013.
The new Firestone Complete Auto Care Store is nearing completion in the Pavilion at Port Orange. The car-care business is expected to open in August 2013 and will provide a great convenience to southwest Port Orange neighborhoods such as Waters Edge, Cypress Head and Villages of Royal Palm.
Port Orange keeps growing in leaps and bounds, making it one of the most desirable places to call home in Central Florida. You are probably aware of the current construction of BJ’s Wholesale and LA Fitness at Taylor Rd and Dunlawton Ave bringing all new conveniences to Port Orange residents. Here are a couple other development projects that are proposed or in the works for the pristine city of Port Orange.
Publix at Westport Square 1660 Taylor Rd.
The Publix Supermarket on Taylor Road may be expanding. The proposal calls for a demolition of the existing grocery store and three tenant bays and construction of a new 50,000 sq. ft. grocery store on 9.67 acres. This will make grocery shopping more comfortable and convenient for Port Orange residents in the Taylor and Airport Road areas.
Chuck E. Cheese - 5539 S. Williamson Blvd
This proposed 12,989 sq. ft. restaurant in the Pavilion at Port Orange shopping center is getting closer to becoming a reality. Chuck E. Cheese will be a great location for family outings and childrens birthday parties as they live up to their motto, “where a kid can be a kid!”. Lean more about Chuck E. Cheese.
Firestone Auto Care Center / new construction 5437 S. Williamson Blvd
The new motor vehicle service center will be coming to Port Orange near the Pavilion and The Villages at Royal Palm. This will provide excellent convenience for car care needs to those living in the neighborhoods off of Airport Road such as Waters Edge and Sable Creek.
As Port Orange continues to grow, don’t miss your chance to be apart of this great community. Call us today at (386)527-8577 and we will go to work to find the perfect Port Orange home for you.