Nokomis, Fla. -- The Sembler Co. announced that it is redeveloping the Nokomis Village Shopping Center, anchored by Publix and located in Nokomis, Sarasota County, Fla.
Publix will close on March 30, while other tenants including Anthony’s ladies apparel, Village Pharmacy, Ophelia’s Pasta restaurant, and Saltwater Café remain open during the construction of a new Publix store.
The redevelopment of the 143,697-sq.-ft. center will include improvements to the entire property from landscaping to building facade upgrades. Publix is expected to re-open in its new building before the end of 2013. In the interim, Publix is encouraging its customers to shop at its other stores in the area.
Sembler took over the third-party management of the Nokomis Village Shopping Center four years ago and negotiated the deal to tear down the existing Publix and redevelop the entire 30-year-old center; in fall 2011, Sembler purchased the center and began the redevelopment plans.