This is a rendering of The Crossings at Viera, which will feature restaurants anchored by Whole Foods Market and a home improvement store.

A Whole Foods Market, which will anchor a shopping center is scheduled to open south of Interstate 95 on the southwest corner of Viera Boulevard and Star Rush Drive, west of Texas Roadhouse.

Groundbreaking for The Crossings is scheduled for the second quarter of this year with staggered tenant businesses opening during the summer of 2024.

Atlanta-based developer SJC Ventures purchased the 20-acre property in October 2022. Developers will have a Whole Foods Market and a home improvement store with a garden center in the plaza.

“We expect The Crossings at Viera to be a fantastic amenity for residents and visitors with the best-in-class grocery, wonderful restaurants and specialty retailers to Viera and the greater Space Coast area,” said Jeff Garrison, the principal of SJC Ventures.

In addition to the major anchor stores in the 161,618-square-foot plaza, the confirmed restaurant lineup includes the popular Orlando-based, sports themed Miller’s Ale House and Chicken Salad Chick.

“The plaza is 95% leased already, but announcements have to be made by the individual tenants,” said Candice Brown-McElyea, of One Eight Oh, a public relations firm.

The Alabama-based Chicken Salad Chick offers a fast-casual eatery environment with a large array of unique chicken salads in their menu and boasts of more than 200 locations across 17 states.

Miller’s Ale House has more than 100 locations in 10 states with trendy bar food and a microbrewery program, with some restaurants offering more than 75 beers with a large selection offered on-tap.

The architecture look and feel for the commercial center is in line with Viera’s current standards, including extensive parking and white building exteriors, to allow tenants front signage to stand out prominently.

SJC Ventures has several other ongoing projects in Florida and in other states. The company has completed other shopping centers projects in Florida and in other states that are anchored by Whole Foods Market.