RD Management Signs Lease with Earth Fare at Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala, Florida

August 3, 2020

American health and wellness market reopening in September

RD Management LLC, one of the nation’s largest privately held real-estate development and management organizations, is pleased to announce today the lease signing of Earth Fare at its Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Ocala, Florida. Earth Fare occupies a 29,522-square-foot space and is slated to reopen in September.

Founded in 1975, Earth Fare is a health and wellness supermarket chain with over 12 locations in four states throughout the United States. Their mission is to improve lives by “making healthy food available to everyone”. They do so by honoring the Earth Fare branded food philosophy, a responsibility to sell only the best, most natural products. Earth Fare keeps the “good stuff” like organic fruits, vegetables, and responsibly sourced meat and seafood and leaves out the “bad stuff” like meat raised with antibiotics and artificial hormones as well as artificial flavors, dyes, colors and more. Earth Fare even has a “Boot List” of ingredients that you’ll never find in their stores.

In March 2020, a loyal customer and local business leader purchased Earth Fare with the vision to reestablish stores in communities across the Southeast. Supported by investors, the original founders, local advocates, and previous Earth Fare Team Members, the team will begin the renewed mission to improve lives by making healthy food available to everyone and bringing their unique Food Philosophy back to the communities they serve.

“You will find many of the same trusted brands and house made specialties back in our store, and we are adding some new ones,” David Isinghood, Chief Operations Officer. “Keeping our Food Philosophy and product standards at the forefront, we are expanding our craftsmanship and increasing our selection of Organic produce and local offerings.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Earth Fare back to Shady Oaks Shopping Center,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “In today’s unique retail environment, grocery remains a staple for all communities. Earth Fare not only brings a tremendous selection of healthy, natural products, but adds great value to our diverse mix of tenants and furthers our goal of creating a destination where local residents can satisfy all of their shopping needs within one, central place.”

Shady Oaks Shopping Center is strategically located on Ocala’s “Main & Main” intersection across from Gaitway Plaza and approximately one mile from Paddock Mall and Walmart Supercenter. The 259,871-square-foot shopping center has a newly renovated facade and ample parking for over 1,000 vehicles. Earth Fare neighbors major tenants such as Burlington, Best Buy, JOANN Fabrics, and Staples.

RD Management owns 15 properties in Florida and has more than 150 properties in its national portfolio. Additional space is available for lease at Shady Oaks Shopping Center. Those interested should contact Brady Schwartz at 212.265.6600 x298 or bschwartz@rdmanagement.com.

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