9911 Seminole Blvd. Seminole, FL 33772       Ph. 727-397-5563   View TBN's FREE e-Edition today!  
Click here to learn more
Pinellas Park Beacon Facebook Twitter
Townhouses planned for mall property
Article published on
  Print E-Mail
PINELLAS PARK – A new 109-unit townhouse development will be partially built on the site of the former Pinellas Park Mall that will soon be resurrected as the Shoppes at Park Place.

The townhouses will be in addition to several other developments in the works, including a 3,000-unit Gateway project on land between Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg.

John H. Sabo, director of development for Clearwater-based BoulderVenture, which is rebuilding the mall, did not return numerous telephone calls for comment.

The mall project started last year on the site of the old Pinellas Park Mall, which was originally built in the 1970s. Although it boasted several major anchors, such as Montgomery Ward, Dillard’s and JCPenney, and later became an outlet, the old mall struggled financially.

It also was known as Parkside Mall and was razed to make way for about 20 stores, mostly restaurants, that are expected to open later this year.

A movie theater already has opened on the property.

About half of the new shops are restaurants. Others range from Sam’s Club to McDonald’s to a new house of worship, St. Antiochian Church.

One of the anchor stores, Target, will hold a job fair later this month to fill several hundred positions.

City Manager Michael B. Gustafson said the new housing and mall are welcome entities “to a city that is enjoying great prosperity.”

“Pinellas Park is in a boom,” Gustafson said. “The new construction can only make it a better place to live.”

He said the City Council will be presented later this month with a redevelopment plan to spur further growth.

Gustafson said another strip mall is being planned for the area of U.S. 19 across from Wal-Mart.

“Developers from all over are requesting information about Pinellas Park,” he said. “Just recently we heard from a Tennessee group that is interested in building on Park Boulevard.”

New job possibilities at the Shoppes mall range from a low of 600 to more than 1,200. Amended figures over the past six months brought it to about 1,000.

“Combining residential and mall property is the latest lifestyle trend,” Gustafson said. “Busy people will walk to the mall just like people did years ago to neighborhood stores.”

Gustafson said Park Station is the centerpiece of Park Boulevard development. Some buildings have been renovated while others were razed to make way for new stores.

Many older homes, too, are being revitalized and sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Article published on
Copyright © Tampa Bay Newspapers: All rights reserved.
Printable Version E-mail article
Community Focus Online
Featured Print Advertisers
Custom Couture of Tarpon Springs
208 East Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs
(727) 238-7194

Web site        View Ad
Oakhurst & East Bay Medical
13020 Park Blvd., Seminole
(727) 393-3404
3800 East Bay Dr., Largo
(727) 539-0505

Web site        View Ad
Bell Hearing Instruments, Inc.
801 West Bay Dr., Suite 405, Largo (727) 585-2675
Factory Location
700 Stevens Ave., Oldsmar (813) 814-2355

Web site        View Ad
Five Fish Boutique
735 Dodecanese Blvd, Suite 1, Tarpon Springs
(727) 485-8660

Web site        View Ad
Casino Over Under

Web site        View Ad
Flooring America
9012 Seminole Blvd., Seminole
(727) 397-5509
100 Patricia Ave., Dunedin
(727) 733-1356

Web site        View Ad
Law Office of Stephen C. Whalen, P.A.
1968 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin
(727) 726-0439
(727) 409-7347(Cell)

Web site        View Ad
Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity
Looking for Alumni
Contact Mark Quering
Beta Chi 1972

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Merchants Association

Art & Crafts Festival
Sponge Docks, Sept. 5, 6 & 7

Web site        View Ad
Tarpon Springs Recreation Division
Sunset Beach Concert
Slickside, 9/3 @ 7 p.m.
(727) 942-5628

Web site        View Ad
NuSmile Dental
13611 Park Blvd., Suite G
(727) 475-7866

Web site        View Ad
Abbey Carpet & Floor of Largo
13120 66th St. N.
(727) 524-1445

Web site        View Ad
Florida Center for Back & Neck Pain
Dr. Greg Hollstrom
11444 Seminole Blvd.
(727) 393-6100

Web site        View Ad
Donna's Cleaning Angels
(727) 942-8289
Web site        View Ad
Tampa Bay Newspapers
Online Advertising
For information, e-mail
Online Services Directory
Tampa Bay Newspapers
9911 Seminole Blvd.,
Seminole, FL 33772
Phone: (727) 397-5563
Fax: (727) 397-5900
Submit News