Publix coming to Milton as part of new shopping center

by WEAR staff

Milton will soon have its first Publix as part of a new shopping center.

Contractors are moving forward with the development of Publix-anchored shopping center Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates in Milton. Atlanta-based Branch Properties and Merganser Enterprises, LLC purchased the 11.04 acres of land.

The future 66,921-square-foot shopping center is expected to be completed in April 2022.

Fronting Dogwood Drive (SR-89), the shopping center will include a Publix, as well as two additional buildings totaling 20,110 square feet of retail space. It will also offer a 1.33-acre outparcel, accommodating up to 7,500 square feet.

“Publix choosing to add a Milton location to their Pensacola area portfolio is a testament to the long-term viability of the site and surrounding area,” said Branch Properties CIO, Jesse Shannon. “Merganser Commons will fill a void in the area and serve as a vital asset for the growing population in Milton.”

“The city of Milton, specifically City Manager Randy Jorgenson and other key staff members, have been instrumental throughout the zoning and pre-development phases of the future Merganser Commons development,” said Merganser Enterprises Principal Merg Hoffman. “We are appreciative of their ongoing support and look forward to working with our partners to deliver a vibrant retail component to Milton and the Dogwood Drive corridor.”

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Branch Properties Announces Mix of National Restaurant Chains to Join Perimeter Marketplace

Atlanta-based real estate investment firm Branch Properties today announced several fast-casual restaurants and healthcare tenants have signed on to open at Perimeter Marketplace.

The upcoming Publix-anchored development, located on Ashford-Dunwoody Road in Dunwoody, Ga., is slated to open in October 2021.

Perimeter Marketplace’s upcoming lineup will include national burger chain BurgerFi, salad company Chop’t, fast-casual Chinese restaurant Panda Express, and First Watch, a daytime café serving breakfast, brunch and lunch.

Aspen Dental and primary care provider One Medical have also signed on to open space within the center. Once completed, Perimeter Marketplace will also include a Quick Trip gas station, located right off Ashford Dunwoody Road.

Currently, under construction on the corner of Meadow Lane and Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Perimeter Marketplace will feature 68,077 square feet of retail and restaurant space upon completion. In the summer of 2020, Publix signed on to occupy a 25,147 square-foot space, anchoring the development. Following these recent deals, the center is currently 77 percent pre-leased.

“The Dunwoody/Perimeter market has proven to be one of the strongest areas for economic growth in metro Atlanta, even through the ongoing pandemic,” Brett Horowitz, Branch Properties’s head of asset management, said in the announcement. “We are looking forward to delivering an easily accessible and well-connected shopping center that provides surrounding office users and nearby residents with a mix of offerings to meet their daily needs.”

In addition to Perimeter Marketplace, upcoming projects for Branch include Hugh Howell Marketplace in Tucker, Georgia, The Market at Hays Farm in Huntsville, Alabama, Moncks Corner Marketplace in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and more to be announced soon.