WILMINGTON — Construction is moving along quickly at The Pointe at Barclay, the new mixed-use development at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard.
The Pointe 14 theater announced it will open March 17 and it’s clear other buildings within the development are quickly progressing. Here is what’s new and what to look forward to:
While the theater is complete, other buildings are wrapping up or just getting started. Two buildings finishing up near the theater will include restaurants and retail space.
Hill Rogers, broker-in-charge of Cameron Management, said opening dates are up to the specific tenants. Two more buildings are just being framed and another pair of buildings by the Independence Boulevard entrance will be done sometime this year.
Hill could confirm 13 official tenants at the development: Pizzeria Il Forno, Tavern on 17th Street, Zocalo Street Food and Tequila, Chops Deli, Duck Donuts, Orange Theory Fitness, Sports Clips, Intracoastal Realty, Nori Asian Fusion, Which Wich Sandwiches, I Love Juice Bar, Waxing the City and a nail salon.
Other tenants listed on site plans include Starbucks, Zoe’s Kitchen, Far From France bakery and Nikki’s restaurant and sushi bar.
One thing drivers will notice as they pass the new development are the multiple apartment buildings framed and ready to be finished. The back end of the development closer to George Anderson Drive is called Element Barclay .
The clubhouse is nearing completion ahead of the apartment buildings. Once completed, the apartments will house more than 400 units in total, a resort-style saltwater pool, bocce ball court, dog part and outdoor fire pit and grilling spaces.
Apartment developer Childress Klein still anticipates the units to be available for leasing in the spring and in the summer for occupancy.
Lipstick and makeup
Landscaping work is underway, especially around the theater. Bushes and small trees are planned for all the areas lining parking spaces and buildings.
Rogers also said large pylons are being installed to hold the entrance signs.
“Basically you are seeing all the lipstick and makeup go on,” Rogers said. “We are doing landscaping and cleaning up around the perimeter.”
The first five buildings visible now are part of the initial commercial phase of the development. Once completed, The Pointe at Barclay will house 15 buildings including a grocer.