Earth Fare to Open April 19 at RD Management’s Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala, Florida

April 17, 2017

RD Management LLC, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development and management organizations, announced today that Earth Fare, a natural and organic food retailer, will open to the public Wednesday, April 19 at 7 a.m. at its Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala, Florida. Earth Fare occupies 29,618 square feet of the 260,419-square-foot shopping center.

Opening festivities will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and continue throughout the week. Activities including contests and giveaways, free samples, product demonstrations, and live music are free and open to the community. Customers can explore the 4,000+ non-GMO items offered throughout the store and enjoy the full-service Heirloom Organic Café, organic salad bar, hot food bar, and ready-to-go packaged meals.

“We are excited for customers to come and experience Earth Fare’s grand opening as part of our ongoing efforts to provide the Ocala community with a diverse shopping experience,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “Earth Fare makes healthy living more accessible for local residents, and we look forward to seeing how the store makes a positive impact on Shady Oaks Shopping Center and the entire community.”

For over 40 years, Earth Fare has distinguished itself as a leader in the healthy foods industry by developing a unique Food Philosophy that informs every product offered in the store. Earth Fare’s Food Philosophy ensures that all products sold are free of high fructose corn syrup, artificial fats and trans-fats, artificial colors, artificial preservatives, artificial sweeteners, bleached or bromated flour, and are never administered antibiotics or growth hormones. The Ocala location will be the fifth Earth Fare in Florida, and its 40th location nationwide.

Shady Oaks Shopping Center is located at 2401-2499 SW 27th Avenue and College Road, in one of the highest-trafficked trade areas in Marion County. Situated on 25.5 acres, the center offers ample parking for shoppers and recently underwent a $2.2 million renovation, which included façade enhancements, improved parking lot configuration, and new tenant renovations.

Shady Oaks Shopping Center is one of ten properties owned by RD Management across Florida, and one of more than 200 properties in its national portfolio. The center is leased exclusively through Front Street Commercial Real Estate Group; those interested in leasing space can contact Nick Robinson at (352) 512-0956 or

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