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New Orleans -- Covington, La.-based Stirling Properties announced that urban shopping center development Mid-City Market has broken ground in New Orleans, along the North Carrollton Avenue commercial corridor.
Opening in early 2013, Mid-City Market will complement the proposed Lafitte Greenway pedestrian and bicycle pathway that will border the shopping center.
The 107,713-sq.-ft. Winn-Dixie-anchored shopping center represents Stirling Properties continued investment in the New Orleans market and one of the most significant retail developments in the city since hurricane Katrina.
“This project embodies the strength of the New Orleans recovery and represents yet another important step in bringing retail back to the city,” stated Lewis Stirling, executive VP of Stirling Properties.
Stirling Properties’ Townsend Underhill, VP of development, added that Stirling Properties will continue to work on a number of other potential projects in the city of New Orleans and hopes Mid-City Market will be the springboard to furthering the recovery in New Orleans.
Tenants with executed leases in the development include Office Depot, Neighborhood Pet Market by Jefferson Feed, Felipe’s Taqueria, Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and Pei Wei Asian Diner. Mid-City Market is 80% pre-leased.