Regency Park gaining Starbucks and a potential bank or credit union

The city issued a permit for the coffee shop build-out and JEA reviewed service points for an unidentified financial building.

Landlord Brixmor converted the closed TGI Fridays restaurant into a two-tenant building that is starting with a Starbucks coffee shop.
Landlord Brixmor converted the closed TGI Fridays restaurant into a two-tenant building that is starting with a Starbucks coffee shop.
Photo by Karen Brune Mathis
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Regency Park in Arlington is preparing for Starbucks Coffee Co. to build-out in part of the former TGI Fridays and also for a bank or credit union that might be considering a site on an outparcel.


The city issued a permit June 4 for Elfrink Custom Construction Inc. of Oviedo to make tenant improvements for Starbucks in 2,253 square feet of space, along with a drive-thru, at 9406 Atlantic Blvd.

The $400,000 project will build-out the shop within a 7,032-square-foot shell building that was converted from a TGI Fridays restaurant. It is on an outparcel.

Plans show 50 inside seats and 30 on the patio.

Gensler of Miami is the architect.

The permit follows one issued Dec. 1 for exterior revisions to the building for conversion into two tenant spaces. RAM General Contracting & Development Inc. of Tampa was the contractor for that part of the project.

TGI Fridays closed at Regency Park as of March 2019. It was built in 1988.

The city approved site work Dec. 28, 2022, at a cost of $100,000 to redevelop the site.

Starbucks Coffee Co. is building-out in 2,253 square feet of space at 9406 Atlantic Blvd. in the Regency Park shopping center.
Photo by Karen Brune Mathis

Starbucks now leases in 1,500 square feet at CB Square across the street at 9333 Atlantic Blvd. An associate there said the shop will move to the new location but did not know when.

CB Square representative Michael Lohmann with CPG Leasing Management said June 6 he expects the existing space to be available for lease during 2025.

New York City-based Brixmor Property Group owns Regency Park.

Brixmor senior leasing representative Suzanne Williams said June 6 that the space will be available for Starbucks in July after which the coffee shop can complete its build-out.

Banfield had intended to open a veterinarian clinic in the other part of the former TGI Fridays building, but a permit issued for the work in October 2022 has been suspended and there is no work evident on that space.

Williams said she could not comment about other tenants in negotiation for that building or the bank/credit union outparcel.

Bank/credit union

Civil engineering firm BGE Inc. applied to city utility JEA to determine the service availability for a bank or credit union to be built on property facing Atlantic Boulevard.

The 4,800-square-foot building would be developed on an outparcel in Regency Park near a signalized intersection to Atlantic Boulevard. The address is that of the full center, 9400 Atlantic Blvd.

The office would have three teller lanes.

No institution was identified.

JEA issued an availability letter May 31 outlining the utility service connection points and other improvements that would be needed.

Regency Park

The 28.8-acre shopping center is anchored by American Signature Furniture, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Barton’s Home Outlet, Bealls Florida, Crunch Fitness, Elevate Life Church, The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro and Sanitas Medical Center, among its larger tenants.

The 330,029-square-foot shopping center site is south of Atlantic Boulevard east of Southside Boulevard and west of Monument Road.

The inline center was built in 1985-86.

Chick-fil-A operates on an outparcel, and Panda Express is renovating a former Pollo Tropical on another. Those are separately owned.

Brixmor is the landlord of the Regency Park shopping center. This site plan can be updated. Elevate Life Church occupies the space identified for Celebration Church. The Surplus Warehouse is Barton’s Home Outlet. Panda Express is taking over the former Pollo Tropical.
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