Cilantro Tacos to Open New Location at Tioga Town Center

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GAINESVILLE, Florida; April 2, 2018 – Front Street is pleased to announce that Cilantro Tacos will be opening a new location at Tioga Town Center, located at 12921 SW 1st Road, Suite 103. Front Street facilitated the deal on behalf of both Cilantro Tacos and Tioga Town Center, where we handle exclusive leasing and property management for the center.

The new location is planning on opening in the late summer/early fall of 2018. “Cilantro Tacos will be a perfect complement to Tioga Town Center,” said Rick Cain, Front Street Director. He added, “This extremely popular family-owned restaurant will offer its famously fresh, authentic Mexican food and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them join Tioga.” 

The Tioga Town Center location will also feature patio seating to integrate into the Tioga community and lifestyle. “We are very excited to help welcome Cilantro Tacos to Tioga Town Center,” said Jason Hurst, Front Street Associate Director. He continued, “They have developed an extremely loyal and passionate following throughout the city of Gainesville. We are so pleased to enhance the food options on the west side of Gainesville with Cilantro Tacos, featuring authentic Mexican food the entire family will enjoy.”

Cilantro Tacos brings the Baja Mexican Peninsula experience to the heart of Gainesville. Their goal is to create fresh and delicious food without compromising quality ingredients. From their produce to their different protein varieties, Cilantro Tacos is committed to offering the freshest dishes for you and your family to enjoy.

“Our love of food allows us to create every item on the menu from scratch,” said Sydney Meth, owner of Cilantro Tacos. She went on to say, “We believe what we put in our body can have a great impact on our health, therefore our food should have beneficial ingredients. We hope our food whether in the restaurant or in the food truck will bring you comfort in knowing that we, as a family-owned business, genuinely care about your dining experience.”  

Cilantro Tacos also features five different types of salsa, all made fresh daily with grilled herbs and seasonings to excite your palate. Their meats are never frozen and are marinated and braised with fresh fruits and vegetables. For vegetarians, their signature house-grilled eggplants and other grilled vegetables will satisfy your appetite. In addition, Cilantro Tacos also offers catering for all occasions.

Companies in North Central Florida, like Cilantro Tacos, turn to Front Street’s team of professionals for unbiased, expert Tenant Representation. From locally owned small businesses to the national public companies, we pride ourselves on taking care of all our clients with the same integrity, attention to detail, and utmost professionalism that our team has built its reputation on. Our unparalleled knowledge of available lease and purchase space ensures that our clients will find the space that is right for their unique needs.

We are pleased to represent Tioga Town Center both through Landlord Representation as well as Property Management. At Front Street our goal is to develop sophisticated marketing strategies that assist property owners in attracting profitable tenants and users. Our extensive marketing support provides the competitive advantage for effectively presenting our client’s properties to the best qualified users. “Cilantro Tacos will be a great addition to Tioga,” said Keith Crutcher, Managing Director of Front Street’s Property Management service. He added, “Opening a new location in Tioga will allow even more customers to enjoy their authentic and delicious food.”

The entire Front Street team appreciates the importance of retention and the need to minimize vacancy rates by identifying options today that are suitable for potential growth tomorrow. We evaluate business from our clients’ perspective and consistently work towards maximizing long term goals. Securing Cilantro Tacos as a tenant for Tioga Town Center brings the center to nearly 100% occupancy.

Pennsylvania based real estate developer, Hankin Group, purchased Tioga Town Center in 2017, as it represents a cutting-edge example of New Urbanism at its finest, both in Gainesville and on a national scale. Tioga seamlessly incorporates retail, office, luxury apartments, and green spaces within a single development. The property features outstanding businesses including Starbucks, Gainesville Health and Fitness, World of Beer, UF Health, Maple Street Biscuit Company, AEI Affiliated Engineers, Weyerhaeuser, and more. In addition, 40 ultra-luxury apartments with premier finishes are located above the commercial portion of the project. These apartments, called the Flats at Tioga Town Center, feature European kitchens, quartz counter tops, crown molding, stainless steel appliances, as well as spacious balconies with views of the Town Center below. Tioga fits perfectly into Hankin’s portfolio, as they specialize in developing award winning communities and are committed to further enhancing Tioga Town Center. An additional 150 ultra-luxury apartments will soon be added to Tioga Town Center, with construction beginning in August of 2018.

In addition to Property Management for Tioga Town Center, Front Street’s experienced team of professionals currently manages over 1,000,000 square feet of office, retail, industrial and multifamily space, including hundreds of apartment units. We manage our properties from an owner’s perspective and are experts at solving complex issues surrounding the operation of commercial real estate. Front Street’s ability to optimize income, our extensive knowledge of development, construction, property operations, and our long-established vendor and tenant relationships are the cornerstones of our property management platform. Front Street’s management team works closely with our leasing team to help maximize results and to ensure the most effective and dynamic tenant mix. To join Tioga Town Center or view available space for lease at Tioga, please visit our commercial real estate listings page

Front Street also offers Insurance services in addition to Landlord Representation, Tenant Representation and Property Management. Just as we work with you to understand your ideal business location, we take the time to understand and analyze your business’s needs and level of risk. Front Street works with several major commercial insurance carriers which means we’re able to create the ideal coverage for you. Front Street is a full-service insurance firm, offering numerous kinds of insurance coverage including Lessor’s Risk Only (LRO) Insurance, Commercial General Liability Insurance, Commercial Property Insurance, Business Owners Policy (BOP) Insurance, Commercial Package Policy (CPP) Insurance, Business Income & Extra Expense Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Business Auto Insurance, and more.

For more information, please contact Nick Banks at or 352.505.3884.

Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group is a leader in Florida commercial real estate brokerage, property management and insurance. The company’s mission is to impact its community, clients and industry by doing commercial real estate differently. Front Street is committed to leadership in the commercial real estate business by offering superior brokerage, property management solutions, commercial insurance, and commercial mortgage banking to its commercial real estate clients. For more information please visit

Recognized with numerous awards for quality, design and innovation, Hankin Group has served home buyers and the building community for more than 60 years. Today, the company remains dedicated to its founding ideals of building and operating to superior standards and providing the ultimate experience in service and support. Visit for more information.


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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