Cape Canaveral residents and visitors have one more thing to look forward to in the coming year. At 52,000 square feet, this new addition is a rather big thing for Cape Canaveral residents to anticipate and eventually welcome into their beautiful, breezy community.
Late yesterday afternoon,Florida Todayreported thatPort Canaveral commissioners approved development of a part of the Cove, a charming area within the port laden with restaurants and seafood markets. According to the article, tenants in the Cove’s new development will include local and national businesses from the following industries:
- Service businesses
- Entertainment venues
- Hospitality (restaurants and one hotel)
Florida Today reported that the coming development will bring business to Cape Canaveral and energize the local economy. The Cove development project is set to break ground in January on the 52,000 square foot expansion. Construction will be completed in June of 2017. Plans are in the pipeline for a second phase in August of 2017 that will add another 18,000 square feet to the Cove’s current property holdings. Developers were given permission by the Port Canaveral commissioners to provide letters of intent to businesses interested in becoming tenants.
Restaurants like Millikens, Fishlips, Rusty’s and Grills currently draw crowds into the Cove day and night. In the evenings, local bands and DJs play music from virtually every genre to patrons as they dine, dance and watch great ships set courses toward the Caribbean. More venues within the Cove will no doubt make it an even more prosperous hub of activity and a true standout destination in Cape Canaveral.
The Cove is one of the many popular attractions along Brevard County’s sterling shorelines, but Cape Canaveral has plenty of other features that keep visitors coming back and residents happily living in the area. Miles of pristine beaches, public parks with stellar features and phenomenal fishing and boating amenities at nearly every turn make Cape Canaveral not only a great place to vacation, but also an incredible place to call home.