Work on the expansion of Destin Commons is well under way, as crews can be seen moving dirt and working various projects in preparation for a 100,000-square foot expansion of the outdoor retail center. As part of the expansion project, Destin Commons, which opened in 2003, will be adding roughly 20 to 25 new restaurants/retailers to its already existing 400,000-square-foot, 75-store shopping center. The project is expected to wrap up by 2014, where a Memorial Day opening is planned.