Uptown Boca adds more retail shops


Staff report

West Boca’s Uptown Boca project has announced more retail tenants.

Joining the plaza will be the first South Florida location of REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc., Naked Taco, Sloan’s Ice Cream, Sport Clips, The Joint, Tide Cleaners and L’Eggspress.

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) – is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle, with 162 stores in 39 states. REI is the nation’s largest consumer co-op with a growing community of more than 18 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service.

Naked Taco – a full-service Mexican restaurant based in South Beach. Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano brings people together in a fun environment for killer tacos and the best Margaritas.

Sloan’s Ice Cream – award-winning luxury ice cream featuring fresh baked waffle cones, cookies, brownies, chocolates, gifts and much more.

L’Eggspress – a family run business based in Montreal, Canada, serving hearty and traditional breakfasts as well as innovative, ketogenic friendly and paleo diet menu items.

Sport Clips – men’s haircuts like no other with sports on TV’s everywhere and featuring stylists who know how to give the haircut you want.  Enjoy a hot steamed towel, invigorating shampoo, neck and shoulder treatment.

The Joint – from everyday life and beyond, chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic can help you find relief from back pain, neck pain, migraines and more.

Tide Cleaners – understands your busy lifestyle and works to accommodate your needs featuring a drive thru and 24-hour drop box. A brand you trust and service you’ll love.

Uptown Boca is located at Glades Road and 95th Avenue South.

The newly announced retailers will join previously announced tenants including Chick-fil-A, Silverspot Cinema, Lucky’s Market, Lynora’s Osteria, Olive U Mediterranean Grill, F45 Training, Tipsy Salonbar, Bolay and BurgerFi.

“From day one, we have targeted retailers and restaurants that will give Uptown Boca a unique identity within the community and make the project a vibrant and desirable destination,” said Brian Schmier, CEO of Schmier Property Group. “REI has always been a first-round draft choice, and we are thrilled Uptown Boca was selected as its first South Florida location. Our continued goal is to provide local residents and tenants with a refreshed and elevated shopping, dining and entertainment experience with distinctive concepts such as Naked Taco and L’Eggspress, which fit perfectly with our strategy. Uptown Boca will fill the community’s need for a project that offers all components of a shop, dine, live experience.”

Uptown Boca will feature approximately 155,000-square-feet of  retail and 456 Class A luxury rental apartments. The 38-acre project is being developed by Schmier Property Group, Giles Capital Group and Rosemurgy Properties in partnership with Wheelock Street Capital.

“Our goal with Uptown Boca has been to create a connected community where synergies align to provide residents and visitors with a first-class, walkable destination” said Rick Giles, President of Giles Capital Group. “The retail component of the project is about 98 percent leased up and leasing on the residential component will begin in the coming months. Residents are going to enjoy the walkability of the community along with a diverse selection of carefully curated tenants and a variety of resort-style amenities.”

For more information about Uptown Boca, please visit uptownboca.com.