Market Shops undergoing renovations

market shops at Sandestin

Construction started last month on the renovations to The Market Shops near the entrance to Sandestin. The renovated center will feature a redesigned courtyard area, along with other improvements.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 11:33 AM.

The Market Shops at Sandestin have struggled in recent years, but an ongoing multi-million dollar renovation looks to rejuvenate the shopping center.

Construction on The Market Shops, located near the entrance of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, started on March 17. It represents the first major renovation the 52,000 square foot center has undergone since it was opened in 1985.

OBP Partners of Miami acquired the property in 2002, and in 2013 took over the asset’s management duties from the prior operator.

“We are excited to reestablish the center as a location for the local community to enjoy,” said Ian Schenkman, Vice President of OBP Partners.

A final cost for the renovations has not been determined, but could end up being about $2 million.

When the renovations are completed, The Market Shops will feature a cleaned up, more modernized look with brick pavers and a new roof. Other upgrades include a new façade, stone columns, a new paint color scheme and completely redesigned landscaping.

“They’ve been wanting to do it for quite some time and just waiting for the right time to pull the trigger,” said Whitney Ladwig with Proffitt PR, the local public relations firm that is representing The Market Shops.



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