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Frontgate Is Coming Soon, From Catalog to Curbside

Oh, hey. You know what Florida needs? More furniture stores. At least that's what the new ownership group for The Shops at Sunset Place (Federal Realty, Grass River Property and The Comras Company) thinks. They announced their first lease since acquiring the property for $110 million in October. And, it's the classy retailer Frontgate. Now, you don't have to rely on the catalog only for shopping.

Frontgate, an Ohio-based upscale homegoods brand, is set to open a 23,000 s.f. outlet on Friday, November 20, in a retail space that has been inactive for years and will create 25-30 new jobs in Miami. All of this coincides with some physical upgrades already underway at the Center, including new landscaping, new lighting within the center and along the exterior streets, and a repainted parking garage.

"Adding a top-tier brand like Frontgate at Sunset Place will enhance our shopper's experience at the center, generate more consumer foot traffic, and create new jobs before the holidays, so this is a triple-win for South Miami," says Michael Comras of The Comras Company, which led the lease on behalf of ownership. "Frontgate's arrival and the physical upgrades coming online are a first step in improving the center as we work through a longer-term plan for the center."

Frontgate joins a tenant roster that includes AMC Theatres, LA Fitness, Barnes & Noble, Forever 21, and Splitsville.