An attraction that will offer a new and unique retail and restaurant experience is beginning to take shape — as crews set down shipping containers that will house the businesses at KRATE, in the Grove at Wesley Chapel.
While crews work at the site, the developers also are proceeding with a unified sign plan for the district, with the Pasco County Planning Commission reviewing those plans at its Nov. 19 meeting.
The county’s planning staff found that the signs detailed in the plan “are consistent with the urban industrial theme’s uniform and cohesive design based upon color, texture, materials, and architectural features.”
The first 17 containers at KRATE will be home to nine businesses, according to a news release from the Grove at Wesley Chapel. They will be occupied by tenants offering diverse dishes and items like Asian noodles, Puerto Rican fare, desserts, and charcuterie boards, according to the news release.
When completed, which is expected around the end of the year, KRATE will feature 94 containers and 55 units, comprised of 70% restaurants and 30% retail.
Other restaurants at KRATE will feature international foods, including cuisine from Colombia, Peru and Germany.
The retail shops will include a music store and a Lego product superstore.
The overall design includes plenty of outdoor seating, string lights, and speakers throughout the property – touches that contribute to a sense of community.
Many tenants moving into KRATE are entrepreneurs coming from cities such as Tampa, Miami and Chicago — looking to start businesses in an unique concept, the release says.
KRATE also will feature a stage with daily live entertainment, a dog park and a playground.
Local muralists have been commissioned to create Instagrammable wall art, the news release adds.
“There is nothing like this in the world,” Mark Gold, partner in Mishorim Gold Properties, said in the release.
Mishorim Gold Properties 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 movie theater of the future, a miniature golf course and a water park.
Published December 02, 2020