South Tampa land prices are ‘shooting for the moon’

If it were based purely on demand, retail development would be cropping up all over South Tampa.

But assembling the necessary acreage to accommodate new buildings and provide ample parking is next to impossible — which makes the Shoppes of South Dale all the more noteworthy.

Paradise Ventures Inc., based in Safety Harbor, broke ground this week on the new retail center, which includes a 20,000-square-foot Crunch Fitness and a 14,000-square-foot strip center.

Chris Zimmerman, vice president of… …read more