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GSD Contracting Completes Big Retail Expansion in Aventura

Aventura, Florida is known for the Aventura Mall. At over 2,700,000 sq ft, it’s the largest shopping center in Florida, and the second largest after Mall of America in the country. As a destination shopping center, it goes without saying that the adjacent area is magnet for retail development. And recently GSD Contracting has been right in the thick of it.
Retail Experience and Safety Record Win Bid
GSD Contracting won the retail construction contract for an expansion to a significant retail center at 19915 Biscayne Blvd, across the street from the Aventura Mall last year. Miami-Dade residents will recognize this center for its anchor businesses, HH Gregg, Chilli’s restaurant and Stein Mart, which took over the former Loehmann’s space last year after it fell into bankruptcy.
Our bid wasn’t the lowest, but according to the developer, Deer Capital LLC, our experience doing these kinds of retail projects with the least disruption to operating adjacent businesses won us the bid. Also, we have a strong, award-winning safety record across all our projects, but take extra precautions when working on-site at in-use retail centers.
The project consisted of an expansion of 7,683 sq ft onto the south wall of an operating Stein Mart facing Aventura Blvd, plus expansion of the parking lot to an adjoining parcel to the north.
Deer Capital is a sophisticated developer with a high-end design vision created for them by Fisher and Associates, LLC, architects from Clearwater, Florida. The project called for “Pineapple Grove” grilles, wood and steel accents, and an architecturally pleasing façade with a soaring vertical height sure to attract attention from shoppers driving by.
A New Relationship With a Future
As a leading South Florida general contractor, we cut our teeth on retail new-build and renovation project work. The Aventura retail project is a new client relationship for us. We love these relationships and see this one as an opportunity for continuing projects in commercial retail construction, a category we have deep experience in. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, even if you are in the beginning stages of planning your retail project. You’ll be glad you did. Call us at 954.961.4222 or contact us online