FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents of Southeast Fort Wayne now have a new establishment to enjoy as Starbucks opened Monday afternoon at the Southtown Center.
The 2,225 square foot building at 7755 N. Southtown Crossing is leased by Starbucks as the sole tenant.
The City of Fort Wayne released the following:
The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division, in partnership with the Elia Group, a Michigan-based real estate developer, worked together on the development effort that paved the way for the area’s continued revitalization.
Sturges Property Group, Veritas Realty and the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission have also been involved in the public-private partnership to help bring additional investment to the southeast quadrant.
“I am encouraged by the continued growth and success we are experiencing in Southeast Fort Wayne. We are improving quality of life amenities and bringing hope and new opportunity to residents, neighborhoods and businesses,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “We are grateful for the investment made by Starbucks. This public-private partnership will have a lasting and significant impact on our community.
“Starbucks is an iconic destination and we are honored to have unlocked this tremendous opportunity for their organization, Fort Wayne and Elia Group. Opening doors to the community is a pleasure,” said Zaid Elia, Founder and CEO of Elia Group. “As the preferred developer for Starbucks, we are tasked with delivering a project from soup to nuts. It was truly a pleasure to work with the City of Fort Wayne throughout the process here and we look forward to working together.” on other unique opportunities.