Major makeover planned for public hub at Mercato

Author: Tim Aten, Gulfshore Business
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Plans are in the works this summer and fall to reimagine the Mercato mixed-use development in North Naples as an elevated entertainment hub and “a walkable, experiential oasis.”

North American Properties, which manages and markets Mercato, joined center owner PGIM Real Estate in sharing its vision for upgrading common areas at the popular local destination. Plans call for tripling the size of Mercato’s 3,000-square-foot Piazza that extends between Bravo Italian Kitchen and Narrative Coffee Roasters to create a more connected, pedestrian-friendly environment throughout the center.

“While Mercato does have a few small social gathering spots, it’s missing a central space that can host large-scale events and encourage guests to stay a while,” said Nick Lombardo, vice president of development at NAP. “We’re looking forward to redefining the Piazza and creating a lively experience for our guests.”

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