New Gym and Grocery in The Green

The Green at Lakewood Ranch, a new development at the northeast corner of State Road 70 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, has announced that LA Fitness and organic grocery store, Earth Fare, will open in 2018.

The Green at Lakewood Ranch is a 37-acre, mixed-use development within the Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Exploration (CORE) project at Lakewood Ranch. The CORE project is designed to be a hub of biotechnology and life science businesses and educational facilities in eastern Manatee County. The Green at Lakewood Ranch will feature more than two dozen businesses, including local and national restaurants, retail stores and offices in 150,000 square feet of commercial space. It will also have 304 residences in four-story buildings. Site work has begun and the first businesses are scheduled to open in the first quarter 2018.

The primary anchor in the development, Earth Fare, will open its first supermarket in the area at The Green. At this time, the closest store is in Seminole, Florida. The first store opened in Asheville, North Carolina 40 year ago. Over time, its concept has developed to focus on providing organic foods and other natural products free from GMOs, hormones and artificial ingredients. Earth Fare claims it has the largest organic produce section in the country.

LA Fitness will join Earth Fare as the second anchor. LA Fitness has six locations in the area. All feature workout zones, indoor basketball, pool, cycling and other classes; sauna and a juice bar. The health club is planning to open in summer 2018 in The Green.

For more information about The Green, contact Joanne Ling, Senior Sales & Leasing Associate at