Crocker Partners revealed its vision for Restaurant Row a 22,500 sf restaurant-only property to the Community Appearance Board (CAB) on Tuesday, November 27. The ultra-modern, innovative design — developed by Aaron Gentry and tvsdesign features four, 5,000 square foot restaurants with patios and the potential for an additional 2,500 square foot outpost.
The property would be located on Butts Road at Town Center Drive on the site of The Plaza office building. Crocker Partners reacquired The Plaza in 2014 and would leverage the adjoining land to develop the only exclusive restaurant complex ever built in Boca Raton.
“The area is highly concentrated with residential communities, office buildings and universities but there's a significant shortage quality restaurants. We plan to revitalize the area and provide an unparalleled experience for locals and visitors seeking dynamic dining options,” said Brett Reese, Senior Vice President at Crocker Partners. “Restaurant Row will connect the Town Center Mall and Boca Center to initiate a true live-work-play environment.”
Restaurant Row would also attract the attention of the 14+ million visitors that visit Town Center Mall each year, located directly across the street. Crocker plans to offer four distinct concepts within Restaurant Row authentic Italian, American gastropub, Japanese sushi and modern Mexican, along with either a dessert shop/café or coffee house though they have not yet made a final decision on tenants.
“Restaurant Row will be the highest profile site in Boca Raton, especially given its proximity to 95 and the [Town Center] mall,” said Tom Prakas of Prakas & Co, who is marketing the site. “The interest globally and nationally has been extremely high. We're at the stage now where we are trying to be selective and choose the right tenant mix,”
In tandem with the development project, extensive interior renovations are also planned for The Plaza.