Retail space, townhomes at Harbor Village mostly occupied

Matt Algarin
After a complete renovation of the former "Renaissance building," businesses have almost completely filled the retail spaces on the bottom floor.

The storefronts at the Harbor Village Townhomes & Retail center in the heart of Destin are filling up quickly.

"We're excited," said Crystal Yeabower, who is the owner of Sadie Lane Boutique.

The Harbor Village project is a mixed use development with addresses between 220 and 236 Harbor Boulevard, and features a mix of 10 retail spaces and 10 townhomes.

Birmingham, Ala.-based JME Building and Development LLC is the muscle behind the renovation work that has transformed the building that was once dilapidated and left unattended for years.

But times have changed. Out of the 10 retail spaces, they are all spoken for.

"They are all full," said Ashlie Gleaton, who manages the property.

Current tenants include Lulu's Uniforms, Salon Coture, Coast2Coast Insurance, Ella Madison Boutique, the Painting Vine, Deep South Sno Treats, and Sadie Lane.

The retail spaces range from 659-square-feet to 690-square-feet. The two end units on each side of the building are combined to create much larger storefronts that total 1,336-square-feet, and rent for $1,900 monthly.

As for the upstairs townhomes, Gleaton said there are only a few units left, which she doesn't expect to last long.

The units feature ceramic tile flooring, granite countertops, custom kitchens with stainless steel appliances, and large closets. The master bedrooms feature sliding glass doors that open to a private balcony.

The residential units are two bedroom and 2.5 bath, pet friendly and can be rented for $1,505 a month, which includes the base rent of $1,425 and an $80 water, sewer and trash fee.