By Alyssa Schnugg
The bottom might be broke subsequent month on a brand new mix-use retail and leisure space in Oxford Commons that may characteristic an out of doors leisure venue, retailers and eating places, in addition to residential choices.
Part One among The Commons will embody the primary two-story constructing at 14,600-square ft of ground-floor retail and places of work and a second-story house of equal measurement which is able to partially turn into the brand new company places of work for The Blackburn Group.
As well as, a 6,000 square-feet, free-standing restaurant with indoor, outside and rooftop seating, adjoining to the outside occasion house, is included within the first of three phases.
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David Blackburn, president of The Blackburn Group, mentioned he expects the eating places with the music stage and outside venue to be open within the spring or summer season of 2022. The opposite two phases are anticipated to interrupt floor within the fall of 2022 and open one yr later. Phases Two and Three embody mixed-use retail and workplace house with residential flats on the highest flooring.
The thought for the outside leisure space got here from suggestions from owners who dwell in Oxford Commons and different Oxford residents.
“We initially deliberate to have mixed-use on this space,” Blackburn mentioned. “I believe it may be an excellent gathering place for all of Oxford Commons and the remainder of the group.”
Frank Dyer III of Gill Properties handles leasing of retail house for The Blackburn Group inside Oxford Commons.
“We’re excited concerning the subsequent steps in Blackburn’s imaginative and prescient of constructing areas for communities to return collectively,” Dyer mentioned. “I’m positive that residents of Oxford Commons and residents of Oxford will take pleasure in one thing new and thrilling on this vibrant metropolis.”
Leasing efforts are underway with many high-level conversations and pursuits. Blackburn mentioned his firm is “shut” to finalizing the restaurant/leisure tenant however they weren’t able to announce who it will be at the moment.
“We sit up for the evolution of this nice improvement and making connections with enterprise homeowners seeking to be a part of this imaginative and prescient,” Blackburn mentioned.