More New Stores Are Coming To Parrish

Industry Observer with No longer practicing real estate as of 2008.

Parrish will be seeing a few more new stores opening in the next month or so.

"A pizzeria/Italian restaurant and a Chinese restaurant are already confirmed as new tenants of the Shops at Silverleaf, where Publix opened a new store on July 26. The plaza is on U.S. 301, near Chin Road."

"A nail salon, a dry cleaner and a hairdresser have also signed leases for space alongside the grocery giant, according to North American Properties, which owns the plaza."

I think Parrish needs more of a variety of restaurants and shops instead of more nail salons and Chinese restaurants.  I think they need to start building some more nice restaurants and different variety of stores for the residents of Parrish.  Maybe they are in the works for things to come soon.  Who knows.  There isn't much in Parrish, so anything is better than nothing I suppose.

Comments (4)

I agree wholeheartedly!!  Whenever I see a new strip mall being built I am always hopeful there will be some new variety of business/shops opening  but I am always disappointed.  It is always the same stuff...chinese restaurants, pizza places, nail salons, hair salons, rehab clinics etc.  This immediate area already has a Gio's Pizza, Raven Pizza, Papa Nick's Pizza and Pizza Hut.  How many more pizza places do we need??  I realize these businesses and services are  important but enough already.   According to the article in the H-T North Manatee paper "North American Properties has received a flood of phone calls from business owners interested in leasing space" so why is it the Silverleaf plaza is being leased to the same type of shops/restaurants we already have?  Does Parrish have some type of ordinance preventing any  name-brand businesses from opening here?  I was thinking for example Home Depot/Lowes, Carrabbas, Target, etc. would be useful additions to the residents of this area.   
Aug 09, 2007 12:36 PM
Becky Troutt
No longer practicing real estate as of 2008. - Bradenton, FL

I think they wait to build the name-brand businesses until more people live in the area.  But really, how many more communities do they need to add before it's enough people to warrant a "real restaurant"?

These small strip malls all seem to have the same types of businesses in them everywhere.  There is always a nail salon, Chinese restaurant and hair salon just like you mentioned.  Those are always givens.  I don't get it either.  I don't get why they don't open up other stores. 

What about a Blockbuster, dollar store, small hardware store maybe like an Ace hardware, a small restaurant like maybe a Beef-o-Brady's?  Something....anything other than the "norm".  They could add small places like those and I'm sure they would do just fine.  There are a lot of people that live in Parrish that either have to drive to Sun City Center or to Ellenton/Palmetto/Bradenton to get what they need.

Aug 09, 2007 11:31 PM

We definitely need stores in Parrish a Target, Lowes or Home Depot and a Costco or BJ's would be nice. Our own Mall. Blockbuster is a must, there are no video rentals except for the Albertsons.  I am new to the area do have to dry for at least a 30 minutes to get anything that I need.  Who is in charge of what gets built where and when? I heard through the grapevine that they were going to put a Target up beside or behind CVS and it was voted out but by who??

Sep 19, 2007 02:50 AM

What happened to the Mall that was supposed to go in on Fort Hamer?  We really need that in this area.  When the bridge goes in this will be a main Road and will most likely go ROR. Maybe even small commercial.  I hope to see the latter however.  The point is there are enough homes here to support business's.  We really need a good dinner restaurant that is close. Tired of driving so far just to eat and forget about delivery, if you are not into pizza and you can't cook you will starve.

Aug 24, 2009 05:52 AM