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Flagler Uptown signs on new tenants in hip Fort Lauderdale neighborhood

July 20, 2016

Looking for a freshly brewed cup of Joe or a contemporary art gallery in Fort Lauderdale? This Flagler Village project is saying it has you covered.

Flagler Uptown, a retail project built from the bones of a 1950s-era warehouse, just signed on a handful of hip tenants including a local artisan coffee roaster.

Located at 750 North Flagler Drive, the project is a total gut renovation of a segmented single-story 18,000-square-foot warehouse that was built in 1956.

Jaime Sturgis of Metro 1’s Broward division, which is handling leasing for Flagler Uptown, toldThe Real Deal that construction work on the project wrapped up July 1 — all that’s left is for the newest tenants to move in.

The latest to sign on is Wells Coffee Co., an artisanal coffee roaster. Founded by the husband-and-wife team of Brandon and Nicole Wells, this will be the company’s first brick and mortar location, Sturgis said.

It will occupy a space at the project’s corner and is expected to open “any day now,” Sturgis said.

Nearly the same time that Wells Coffee signed a lease, a bikini shop called Montce Swim agreed to open a location at Flagler Uptown. The local swimwear retailer is known for its cheeky bikinis and intriguing prints. Sturgis said the store is still moving into its new space but will open soon.

Spaces at the project have an asking rent of $25 per square foot on a triple-net basis. Sturgis said the tenants who have already signed are paying close to that, while some are paying the full ask. Two of six spaces remain at the building, totaling roughly 5,000 square feet.

Other tenants include:

  • Girls Club, an art gallery featuring contemporary pieces curated by and for women.
  • Firefly, a marine engineering firm that primarily works on yachts like the $47 million Argyll.

Besides its colorful exterior, the entire project will have modern, industrial-styled interiors. Each space boasts open floor plans, floor-to-ceiling windows and exposed ductwork, Sturgis said. The building’s frontage on Second Avenue will also be ma


July 20, 2016 12:50PM
By Sean Stewart-Muniz



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