Publix Super Market at Babcock Ranch to open Thursday
The newly constructed Publix Super Market in the Crescent B Commons shopping center at Babcock Ranch is set to open Thursday.
Publix will occupy 48,387 square feet and offer a drive-thru pharmacy, a lighted mezzanine for dining, and a liquor store. The supermarket will be the first business serving customers in the new 83,487-square-foot Crescent B Commons shopping center, officials with Babcock Ranch said in a release announcing the opening.
Several other retailers, including restaurants, hair and beauty salons, financial services, a coffee shop, and healthcare providers will gradually begin to open throughout the remainder of 2021. Among the businesses already lined up are Pi Local Pizza, The Vet at Babcock, M’xuma Tacos, Burger Fi, U. Yee Sushi, Stellar Vision, Encore Nails, Postal Pack & Ship, and Royal Paw Grooming and Day Care. Additional outparcel tenants will join Crescent B Commons in the spring of 2022.
To provide direct, convenient access to the shopping center, a new entrance to Babcock Ranch has been established through the Cypress Parkway extension. The new four-lane road is now complete and features an expansive bridge entry and enhanced landscaping. Just east of the new bridge, additional north-south connectivity within Babcock Ranch is provided by a newly opened section of Curry Preserve Drive. A new traffic signal at Babcock Ranch Road/SR31 has also been installed.
Future improvements to the Cypress Parkway extension will include roundabouts that will each feature themed elements, including a windmill and a functional school bell tower.
“After much anticipation, we are excited to see the Publix-anchored Crescent B Commons shopping center open to our residents,” said Tom Hoban, president and CIO of Kitson & Partners, in the statement. “The new plaza will align with the Babcock Ranch vision and distinctive style, with outdoor areas offering opportunities for shoppers to sit and enjoy the natural beauty of our area. We are excited to offer area residents the quality and convenience of a nearby Publix, along with additional services and shopping just steps from their front door.”
Ranked as Southwest Florida’s top master-planned community based on Metrostudy data for single-family home annual starts in Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, Babcock Ranch was also named 2020 Master-Planned Community of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association. The community also recently surpassed 1,500 homes sold and was named to the No. 25 position in the country’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities of 2021 by RCLCO Real Estate Advisors and was recognized on John Burns Real Estate Consulting’s 2020 list of the country’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities.
Created by Kitson & Partners “with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand,” half of the town’s footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.
Babcock National brings golf to Babcock Ranch with an 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed course as the centerpiece of Lennar’s new lifestyle community.
Babcock Ranch offers homes from seven homebuilders in seven neighborhoods with more than 50 home design options ranging from 1,120 to more than 4,000 square feet. Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters and retirees alike, with prices ranging from the $200,000s to over $1.5 million. Built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, homes emphasize energy and water conservation and offer a full gig of fiber-optic connectivity.
Within Babcock Ranch’s welcoming neighborhoods, more than two dozen model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg, Divco Custom Homes, Florida Lifestyle Homes, Lennar, Meritage Homes, Pulte Homes, and WCI.
For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit www.BabcockRanch.com.