Big things are happening at the intersection of Trout Creek Dr. and Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. The Colonial Grand Apartments at Hampton Preserve are open and nearly completed and in front of the apartments, a new AutoZone auto parts store is being constructed on the corner outparcel. And, in the near future, several more businesses should be opening their doors in the recently completed retail center adjacent to Auto Zone, which will be known as Trout Creek Commons.

The still-vacant, 11-unit, 15,000-sq.-ft. strip center was completed early this year and is still leasing to businesses that are interested. And, considering that the plaza is located in front of the nearly-completed Colonial Grand complex, a 486-unit, luxury multi-family development, the shopping plaza will soon see a considerable amount of traffic moving past it each day.

“I have a few businesses looking,” says Maher Alagal, president of Maher Properties Group of Tampa and owner of the property. “I am negotiable on price and can lease individual units or a whole building.”

The only confirmed tenant for the plaza — which currently is conducting an interior build-out is “fast casual” burger franchise Burger 21, which already has locations in Westchase and Carrollwood, with plans to open an additional location in South Tampa.

J.O. DeLotto & Sons, Inc., a Tampa-based contracting company, constructed the shell buildings and site in less than six months. Doug Littrell, executive vice president of J.O. DeLotto & Sons, says that he thinks the site will be a great place for business.

“There is a lot of interest for people placing themselves in that proximity (in front of Colonial Grand and with frontage on BBD),” he says. “It’s a very lucrative site since there will be new residents moving through that area every day. It’s a great location.”

For more information about Trout Creek Commons, email trout – MW

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