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Branch Properties Breaks Ground on Publix-Anchored Shopping Center Near Pensacola

Branch Properties has broken ground on Publix Super Markets-anchored shopping center Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates in Milton, FL. Milton is located within the greater Pensacola Metropolitan Area.

Branch acquired the 11-acre land parcel in March in partnership with retail development company Merganser Enterprises. Publix will occupy a 46,811-square-foot store at the center, which will also include two additional buildings totaling 20,110 square feet of retail space. Merganser Commons is the sixth property currently in Branch’s development pipeline.

“Since announcing the site acquisition for Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estate in March, we are on track to deliver the development to the community next year,” said Merg Hoffman, principal at Merganser Enterprises. “With Branch as our partners, we are dedicated to elevating the existing retail corridor in Milton and providing surrounding residents with essential shopping and service-oriented needs right in their backyards.”


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About David Cohen

David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector. Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA. David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.

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