At the Grove at Wesley Chapel
Approximately two years after unveiling plans for what would become a virtually impossible dream, the Grove at Wesley Chapel will celebrate the official grand opening of KRATE, the innovative outdoor container park featuring 46 one-of-a-kind restaurant and retail concepts operated by mainly homegrown entrepreneurs is now open.
The project overcame a pandemic, supply chain issues, and a worker shortage to transform into an exciting culinary and shopping destination for the region, and one of the largest container parks in the country.
Ninety-four containers, home to 46 businesses, make up this one-of-a-kind outdoor entertainment district. KRATE features 70% restaurants and 30% retail. Retail shops include a children’s boutique, a handpicked flower shop, a Wesley Chapel + Tampa Bay themed gift shop, and a specialty rock + crystal boutique. Restaurants feature diverse cuisine from all over the world, like Japanese ramen, Puerto Rican pastries, Hawaiian noodles, and a French bakery.
Many of the tenants are first-time business owners looking to become their own bosses and are now living out their entrepreneurial dreams. They come from cities like Tampa, Miami, and Chicago.
KRATE also features a stage with daily live entertainment and events. A muralist was commissioned to create Instagrammable wall art. The overall design includes plenty of outdoor seating and colorful graffiti art and supports independent musical artists throughout the property – all touches that contribute to a sense of community.
“We did not expect a pandemic, supply chain shortages, and permitting delays. But we did it and everything we promised we would do has become reality,” said Mark Gold, partner in Mishorim Gold Properties, which purchased the Grove for around $64 million in September 2019. Gold invested more than $110 million into the renovation of the property, which includes a miniature golf course slated to open in a few months, and of course, KRATE. “We are proud of the sense of community we have built here at both the Grove and KRATE, and look forward to providing even more opportunities to bring together friends, families, local businesses, and neighbors.”
KRATE Website: https://krateatthegrove.com
KRATE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KRATEattheGrove
KRATE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/krateatthegrove
KRATE Food + Drink:
Provisions Coffee & Kitchen, Shake-A-Salad, The FryRoom, El Prince Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine), Tasty Ramen, Mojo Grill Latin Fusion, La Creación Express (Puerto Rican bakery)
The Bacon Boss HQ, Brew Bar, Palani’s Hawaiian Noodles, Chamo Bites (Venezuelan cuisine)
Blush Wine Room, Tacos El Patron, Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream, Yummy Tablas (Cheese, charcuterie boards and wine), Urban Sweets, Bebos’ Cheesesteaks, ATO (Sushi burritos & poke bowls), Cafe 365 (Italian café), Boba Macs, Bakery X (French bakery), Cafe Zorba (Greek cuisine), Flipn’ Fries Factory
Pico Express (Peruvian Chinese fusion), Falafel Factory, Rhythm Pon de Grille (Jamaican cuisine) Sugar Pop.
All Good Things Gifts, Budget Blinds, Center Ed, The Rebellious Hippie, Tonella’s Handpicked Flower Shop, MaeBerry Co., Katie Beth’s Boutique, Gadgets Emergency Room, Life Essentials Re-Fillery
We Rock Rocks, Insane Vape & Smoke Shop, Higher Flour2 Extreme Tattoos, Valiart Jewelry
The Toy Jungle, Grove Cigars, SMARTStart MarketSpace.
KRATE QUICK FACTS:
Number of Shipping Containers: 94, Number of Businesses: 46, Restaurant Concepts: 29 (each offering a different cuisine), Retail Concepts: 17, – Specialty shops: 9, – Services: 5, – Apparel: 2
– Entertainment: 1, – Large stage for daily entertainment and events, Children’s play area and playground, Various outdoor seating, Retail space rent starts at $1,500 a month. Rent is dependent on unit size and buildout. Current waitlist of more than 160 concepts; hundreds of inquiries per week on social media interested in leasing. But we are always looking for new concepts — that are unique.
About the Grove at Wesley Chapel
The Grove at Wesley Chapel is a 250-acre property in the heart of Wesley Chapel – one of the fastest-growing communities in America. Home to a unique mix of traditional big box stores and quaint village shops, the reimagined complex is a shopping, entertainment, and culinary destination. This includes one of the largest container parks in the world; a cinema and entertainment complex with a comedy club, restaurant, and arcade; and a miniature golf course. Follow the Grove on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GroveAtWesleyChapel and Instagram: @groveatwesleychapel
About MGold Properties
Mishorim Gold Properties, based in Wesley Chapel, Florida, serves as the landlord of millions of square feet of real estate in North America. The firm has recorded tremendous success in the real estate industry and is known for bringing old shopping centers back to life, revitalizing neighborhoods, and transforming communities.
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