Pelican Plaza, located in Sarasota, FL, along US 41 (Tamiami Trail) at Beneva Road, has undergone a total transformation since Benderson purchased the mostly vacant, dilapidated property in 2012. Over the years, Benderson has steadily rebuilt, reimagined and remerchandised the once desolate shopping center into a thriving destination for today’s everyday expectations. 

Now fully leased, the property boasts major retailers, such as Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Sprouts Farmers Market, Ulta Beauty, Total Wine and More, Petco, Burlington and Rack Room Shoes. Coming soon is Bath and Body Works

Major renovations included demolishing a former wing of the property and adjacent restaurant building, complete remodel of the building facades, structures, parking and implementing a highly enhanced landscape package. 

Benderson Development is one of America’s largest privately held real estate companies. Founded in 1949 in Buffalo, NY, the company’s portfolio includes more than 800 properties totaling over 45 million square feet in 40 states.