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Have you been to Ocala lately? We're seeing more and more fantastic development opportunities arise along with many new businesses, restaurants and retailers opening locations in Ocala. The Lowe’s-anchored outparcels in Ocala offer a great location opportunity to a variety of tenants. Located at the signalized intersection of SR 200 and the 95th Street Extension, these outparcels have excellent visibility in an area with a high median income. These outparcels would be perfect for tenants that are looking to join the great concepts and brands that have opened locations in Ocala in the recent months.

Lots of new businesses are expanding into Ocala! We're excited to have more quick-serve restaurants like Chipotle and Jimmy Johns in town. Continue reading for more about this week's featured tenants!


Paddock Shoppes & Jimmy John's


Jimmy Johns is moving into Paddock Shoppes on SW 19th Avenue Road. Jimmy John's is a franchised sandwich restaurant chain that is headquarted in Champaign, Illinois.

Jimmy John's is known for its fresh ingredients, quick service, and great prices. With bread baked in-house everyday, freshly sliced veggies and additive-free meat, there's no wonder how Jimmy John's has opened 200 new stores per year for the past three years. We're glad to have Jimmy John's in Ocala! 

Mochi, a popular frozen yogurt concept, is also located in Paddock Shoppes. Paddock Shoppes is located right around the corner from Hollywood 16 movie complex, which will be the home of the only IMAX theatre in North Central Florida!



College Corner & Chipotle Mexican Grill



Chipotle Mexican Grill is an international restaurant chain that specializes in burritos and tacos. Chipotle's mission statement, "Food With Integrity" highlights the restaurant's efforts to use fresh, natural and eco-friendly ingredients and products.

Chipotle strives to use fresh and organic ingredients, and serves more naturally raised meat than any other restaurant chain. Chipotle has over 1400 locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. We're happy that they've finally found a home in College Corner in Ocala! 


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Sleep Number and Best Buy Mobile are also located in College Corner. The Sleep Number store offers mattresses that allow users to customize firmness. The Sleep Number store will also sell foundations and bedding accessories.

Best Buy Mobile is a specialty store that features the latest smartphones, tablets, accessories, services and plans.

College Plaza

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First Watch  is another great restaurant that has recently opened in Ocala. First Watch is a restaurant that serves delicious breakfast, brunch and lunch. Headquartered in University Park, FL, First Watch has over 100 restaurants throughout 13 states. First Watch will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, so be sure to stop in for a delicious made-to-order meal!

Joining First Watch in College Plaza, is Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers is a United States-based international company that provides products and services to those trying to lose weight. Weight Watchers uses a science-driven approach to encourage participants to lose weight by adopting healthy eating habits, exercising and providing support.  

Mattress Firm, an American mattress retailer, is also moving into College Plaza. With over 1,100 locations throughout the United States, Mattress Firm is the largest bedding retailer in the nation.

Aspen Dental is another great tenant in College Plaza. Aspen Dental provides general and cosmetic dentistry and denture care for families and seniors nationwide.


The Villages



Carpet One Floor & Home expanding into The Villages, Florida's premier retirement community. Carpet One Floor and Home is a home flooring retailer with 1000 stores all over the world.  


With all these great new businesses, it's clear to see why it's all about Ocala Ocala Ocala lately. For more information on our listings in Ocala please call our office at 325.505.3884 and as always, browse our listings online



Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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