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In the Know: Businesses still coming to Stock Plaza at Lely Resort

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Progress continues on Stock Plaza, a commercial development that eventually will have five buildings on the northwest corner of Collier Boulevard and Grand Lely Drive at the entrance to Stock Development’s Lely Resort residential communities.
Tim Aten

Q: What is the building being built on the corner of 951 and Lely Boulevard in front of Skillets?

— Bob P., Lely Resort

Q: Hey, what’s the building being built off Collier where Skillets is? Looks like a restaurant.

— Joey W., Marco Island

A: The freestanding building under construction in front of Skillets breakfast-lunch restaurant in Stock Plaza will be home to a dental office and a retail store on the northwest corner of Collier Boulevard and Grand Lely Drive.

The 4,000-square-foot Grand Lely Dental Care will share the building with another business yet to be named for the adjoining 3,000 square feet. The multitenant building is nearest the intersection and the entrances to the residential communities of Lely Resort and Verona Walk.

Grand Lely Dental Care, affiliated with Heartland Dental, is slated to open in early September, said Briana Stewart, a spokeswoman for Heartland Dental. Based in southern Illinois, Heartland is the nation’s largest dental support organization, with more than 800 offices across 34 states. One of its offices, Bellaire Bay Dental Care, recently opened in the second phase of Cameron Commons on Immokalee Road just east of Collier Boulevard.

Two other buildings are under construction in Stock Plaza. The structure nearly completed in the center of the plaza will be NCH Healthcare Southeast, a two-story, multipurpose outpatient medical center that will include an urgent care center, offices for primary care physicians, a sleep lab, outpatient imaging and rehabilitation services.

Expect Naples-based NCH Healthcare System to phase in its services at the 23,000-square-foot center. Primary care physicians, targeted to arrive May 29, will be the first service available there, NCH spokesman Shawn McConnell said.

“The other services will be coming online in the days and weeks to follow,” McConnell said.

Most of the medical services are targeting to launch near Memorial Day and the start of June. NCH plans to launch the sleep lab in early June, he said.

Eventually, the nearby NCH facility across from Physicians Regional Medical Center-Collier Boulevard will close and the services will be relocated to the new center in Stock Plaza, McConnell said.

Immediately to the north of NCH, Stock Plaza’s fifth and final building is under construction. The southernmost unit in the building will be a Tropical Smoothie Cafe, targeted to open this fall with a drive-thru lane between the café and NCH.

This will be the third area Tropical Smoothie franchise for Stuart Bell, who also owns the locations at Berkshire Commons in East Naples and Gateway Shoppes at North Bay in North Naples. In addition to smoothies, the restaurant chain offers a menu of wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads and bowls. 

Stock Development, the plaza’s developer, is scheduled to turn over the unit shells in this building June 1 so that tenants can begin interior work, Bell said.

“It’s 60 days to 90 days to get it built out, so that would be an opening in mid- to late September,” he predicted for Tropical Smoothie.

On the other end of that building will be Naples Oxygen, which provides medical oxygen cylinders, nebulizers and a variety of respiratory equipment and supplies. The oxygen center is targeted to open this second Naples-area location in late summer, General Manager Linda Hill said.

“I’m excited. It’s going to be brighter and more contemporary,” Hill said.

The local business has another Collier County location in Pipers Crossing on Immokalee Road in North Naples as well as showrooms in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte and Sarasota.

In between Tropical Smoothie and Naples Oxygen will be vacant units available for as many as five other tenants, the site development plan shows.

“There’s a good chance some of these units will get combined for a larger tenant,” said Tony Mangione, a principal of Trinity Commercial Group, the local company managing the leasing of space. “I’d say we’ll have anywhere from three to five tenants in between.”

Deals have not been finalized for these additional units.

“We are negotiating with other tenants, but nothing is signed,” Mangione said.

In addition to Skillets, other businesses already open in Stock Plaza include ATT, California Closets, Eco Cleaners, Five Guys Burgers Fries, Groves Swimming Pool Service, MassageLuXe spa, Noire The Nail Bar, Palumbo’s Pizzeria and the new Saki Japanese Kitchen.

Saki Japanese Kitchen

In early March, Saki Japanese Kitchen opened in a Stock Plaza unit on the opposite end of the building with Skillets. Saki, which offers hibachi dishes, sushi and bento boxes, is owned by Chun Guang Zhao, who also operates Bamboo Wok, a Chinese restaurant in the Publix-anchored Naples Lakes Village Center at Collier Boulevard and Rattlesnake Hammock Road in East Naples.

Saki Classics range from chicken fried rice at $8.99 to a shrimp and filet mignon hibachi dish for $22.99. A variety of options of hibachi, teriyaki, tempura and noodle dishes are served with a choice of white, brown or fried rice.

Saki’s sushi bar has appetizers ($7.99 to $15.50) and entrees ($13.99 to $21.99) served with a house salad. More than 20 seafood varieties of sushi and sashimi also are available for $3.50 to $6.25.

Classic rolls, available cooked or raw, range from $3.25 for a cucumber roll to $8.50 for one with cheese, avocado and shrimp tempura. Saki also features nearly 30 special rolls ranging from Godzilla ($8) with a creamy white fish fried in a spicy eel sauce; to a few rolls for $14.99, including Mango Tango with mango, salmon and spicy crab rolled with fresh seaweed and topped with tuna, flying fish roe and mango sauce.

Saki also has regular appetizers ($3.99 to $7.95) such as edamame, soft shell crab, and chicken, shrimp and vegetable tempura. Miso and clear soup ($2) and a half-dozen salads ($2.99 to $10.50) also are available. Desserts ($4.50 to $5.99) include cheesecake tempura and mocha or tempura ice cream.

Saki, 7711 Collier Blvd., unit 108, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 pm. Fridays and Saturdays. Lunch specials are offered daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call Saki at 239-348-7254 or go to sakinaples.com.

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