Joseph’s Classic Market To Anchor Shops At The Press With 15,000 SF Lease Deal

Tricera Capital, the Miami-based real estate investment firm, finalized a long-term lease with Joseph’s Classic Market to anchor Shops at the Press, the retail component of the firm’s pioneering mixed-use project – The Press – in West Palm Beach.

The redevelopment of the Palm Beach Post campus is a shining example of creative adaptive re-use and expected to reinvigorate the city’s Dixie Highway corridor.

Joseph’s, an upscale family-owned Italian specialty market founded in 2005 by New York native and longtime Palm Beach County resident Joseph Acierno, is leasing more than 15,000 square feet at Shops at the Press. It will serve the rapidly growing downtown West Palm Beach residential population and become a vital amenity for the professionals based in the adjacent Workspaces at the Press, the 140,000-square-foot office component of Tricera’s project.

Shops at the Press is Joseph’s first West Palm Beach location. Joseph’s has several additional locations in Palm Beach County, including a recently opened market at Simon Property Group’s Town Center at Boca Raton.

“We are thrilled to welcome Joseph’s Classic Market to Shops at the Press,” Tricera Co-Founder and Managing Principal Ben Mandell said. “Our office tenants next door will love having easy access to healthy, fresh gourmet grab-and-go meals. Joseph’s also fills a major void for a high-quality upscale specialty grocer that directly caters to the affluent surrounding community.” 

Known for its fresh ingredients and unparalleled customer service, Joseph’s will offer superior meats and seafood, fresh produce, a hot bar and cold bar, scratch-made bakery, New York pizzeria, chef-prepared entrees and side dishes, gourmet catering and an Italian deli at the Shops at the Press location.

“Our family cannot wait to bring our gourmet market and chef prepared meals to meet the daily needs of West Palm Beach residents and professionals,” Owner Joseph Acierno said. “We are a fourth generation, locally owned and operated business that serves a delicious alternative to dining out and provides an experience comparable to traditional restaurants at affordable prices.” 

Amy Acierno of Florida Communities Realty, LLC represented the grocer in the Shops at the Press lease.

Tricera expects to deliver the Joseph’s space in mid-2022. Meanwhile, the firm is nearing completion of the Starbucks outparcel on the project site at the hard corner of Belvedere Road and South Dixie Highway. The Starbucks is scheduled to open to the public in June 2021.

With The Press, Mandell and fellow Tricera Co-Founder and Managing Principal Scott Sherman are bringing much-needed retail, offices, entertainment and public art to West Palm Beach while preserving an important piece of the city’s history. Nearly all existing structures are to remain, including the Post’s office building and printing press. The project name is a nod to the Post’s legacy at the site.

For Workspaces at the Press, Tricera has recently completed an extensive renovation of the existing four-story office building. The Post has signed a new long-term lease and are now occupying 35,000 square feet on the second floor. Cameron Tallon, senior vice president for JLL’s agency leasing team, is handling office leasing on behalf of Tricera.

Other members of the project team include:

  • Miami-based General Contractor Red Door Construction, led by Gal Bensaadon
  • Architect Everald Colas of St. Petersburg-based Storyn Studio for Architecture
  • St. Petersburg-based artist Ya La’ford, a renowned muralist who is creating public art displays on the project’s exterior façade

 

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