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Here are some of Collier and Lee County’s newer, hotter, growing retail corridors for 2024

Phil Fernandez | Naples Daily News

If you’re wanting to track the next hot retail corridor in Southwest Florida, you can pretty much follow wherever Sunshine Ace sets up shop.

Like this year’s official summer landing at the 50-acre Founders Square complex at Collier Boulevard and Immokalee Road in Naples.

“Northeastern Collier County is among the fastest-growing regions in all of Southwest Florida,” said Sunshine Ace President Michael Wynn. His grandfather founded the original store in 1958 in downtown Naples, following the family starting a grocery in 1938. “The Immokalee Road corridor is poised for explosive growth over the next decade. (This) new store will serve the thousands of residents and businesses coming to this region over the next few decades.”

While growth is everywhere, here’s what to know about that spot and a few other newer sizzling corners of Southwest Florida as we close in on 2024. What kind of retail is coming to areas beyond the traditional, long-established malls, Tamiami Trail, Cape Coral’s Pine Island Road and Collier’s Fifth Avenue South?

What’s another clue on where retail emerges in SW Florida?

Increased residential growth leads to more stores, said LSI Companies President and CEO Justin Thibaut.

Commercial, retail and industrial development always lags new rooftops coming in, and given the last three years of increased permitting activity in the residential world, Thibaut said this was expected.

Of the types of developments and industries moving into these areas, he said many are anchored by multifamily residential, but some are remaining parcels that have sat idle while major residential developments were completed nearby.

Find out what is happening at Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard, and what’s causing the growth in Collier County corridors; new retail coming to Ave Maria, and more – read the full article on

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