Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 1, 2021 – Following suit with the cycle of new development activity in the Plantation area, Stiles Retail Group (SRG) announces the opening of two new restaurants at Shops at One Plantation, adding Legends Tavern & Grille and Otoro Sushi & Asian Kitchen. Vice President Michael Carpenter handled the leasing for SRG, a division of the full-service real estate development firm, Stiles. Both restaurants are anticipated to open this month.
Plantation has been a bright spot for new development in recent years and is currently undergoing further revitalization as a result of $1 billion in new retail, urban residential and office development according to Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance statistics.
“Given the slowdown caused by the pandemic, this is a clear sign that we are turning a corner,” Carpenter said. “Plantation is a booming market whose growth has accelerated over the past couple of years, and Legends and Otoro will help to diversify the current quality mix of offerings in the city.”
Shops at One Plantation is a 65,000 SF retail center located at the northwest corner of University Drive and I-595. The project is adjacent to One Plantation, a 321-unit luxury apartment community developed by Stiles in 2013. The two projects are connected by a pedestrian pathway. The restaurants join a tenant roster that includes FedEx, Xfinity, IHOP, Tijuana Flats, Aesthetic Dentistry and FitSpace Gravity Studio.
Marking its fifth South Florida location, Legends Tavern & Grille is a neighborhood gastropub featuring a menu of traditional bar bites, New American fare, local craft beers and signature cocktails. With indoor and outdoor seating and ample televisions for sports fans, Legends will be open Monday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. as well as for takeout and delivery.
Started by Executive Chef Jimmy-San, Otoro Sushi & Asian Kitchen will feature classic Asian dishes as well as exotic creations that Jimmy-San has developed during his 30-year culinary career. Jimmy-San, who began his culinary career in Atlanta and served as the Executive Chef at some of the city’s most renowned restaurants, operates Otoro with son-in-law, Chef Choum-San. Otoro will be open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. and for takeout and delivery.