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Wiregrass Mall’s $70 Million Sale Reflects Wesley Chapel’s Rapid Growth

WESLEY CHAPEL - Wesley Chapel is making headlines in the retail world, as TriGate Capital, a Dallas-based real estate investment firm, has scooped up The Shops at Wiregrass for an impressive $70.5 million. This purchase signals not just a promising future for the shopping center but is a clear testament to the rapid growth of our vibrant community.

Situated on State Road 56, just off Interstate 75, The Shops at Wiregrass has become a beloved local fixture since its construction in 2008. The 800,000-square-foot lifestyle center is a refreshing spin on the traditional mall concept, boasting a pedestrian-friendly layout that allows shoppers to amble from store to store, echoing the charm of a downtown shopping district.

Our residents and visitors can enjoy an impressive array of retailers and eateries, from department store staples Macy’s, Dillard’s, and JCPenney, to popular brands like Hollister and Charlotte Russe. The foodie scene is equally impressive, with establishments such as Chuck Lager America’s Tavern and GrillSmith New American Grill offering a delightful dining experience.

TriGate Capital, a firm with over $26 billion in assets, is committed to enhancing the appeal of The Shops at Wiregrass. The firm has plans to make exterior improvements and has hired CBRE, a global commercial real estate services company, to manage leasing. While specifics of the improvements are still under wraps, they promise to entice and retain our favorite retailers.

The Shops at Wiregrass’s location in Wesley Chapel, one of the most rapidly expanding communities north of Tampa, likely contributed to its attractive value. Our community is truly flourishing, with new developments, such as a Cooper’s Hawk restaurant, in the works, and land being cleared next to the mall for further expansion.

TriGate Capital aims to continue its retail investments across the Sunbelt, looking for opportunities to inject capital and provide hands-on management. The acquisition of The Shops at Wiregrass is a testament to the economic growth and potential in our neighborhood. So, Wesley Chapel residents, next time you’re enjoying a day out at The Shops at Wiregrass, take a moment to appreciate how our bustling community is drawing national attention.

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