PBPost: Will retail complex revive Hobe Sound or make it Harbourside Place?

 

Construction continues on the new Hobe Sound Station restaurant and retail space at 10455 Southeast Federal Highway in Hobe Sound. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

The developer says Hobe Sound Station will bring “a stylish retail center with the feel of Worth Avenue” to a desolate section of U.S. 1.

But several locals in this laid back Martin County area say they like their neighborhood businesses just fine.

“There’s no fun, no energy, no imagination along this stretch of U.S. 1. People leapfrog Hobe Sound. They go north to Stuart or south to Jupiter,” said John Doyle, who is building the $7 million retail/office center. Crawdaddys N’awlins Grill & Bar and Lynora’s restaurants are scheduled to open when construction is finished early next year about one mile north of Bridge Road on the east side of U.S. 1.

About four dozen condos — the tallest would be 40 feet — with prices starting at about $600,000 are planned. So are a neighborhood market with a gas station and a retail/office building. An Aldi’s grocery store may go in on the other side of U.S. 1, on the site of the former Horsefeathers bar.

Not everybody in Hobe Sound, an unincorporated area of about 15,000 residents north of Tequesta, is excited about the Mizner-style Hobe Sound Station. The 40,000-square-foot center is the first major development along U.S. 1 since the Publix Plaza was built about 15 years ago.

For the complete story:  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local/will-retail-complex-revive-hobe-sound-make-harbourside-place/xlEfRqc4czaSCNX0p1rZpJ/

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