Palm Beach Daily News/The Shiny Sheet: “Royal Poinciana Plaza’s rebirth sees outdoor events, new store openings”

Palm Beach Daily News/The Shiny Sheet May 15, 2018

Royal Poinciana Plaza’s scrappy comeback managed to impress both town officials and residents this season, with a flood of upscale shops and outdoor activities that attracted a new batch of shoppers.

The classic 1950s shopping center, designed by architect John L. Volk, has been given a fresh lease on life with the new Flagler Memorial Bridge in place and other construction kicking off on Royal Poinciana Way, the town’s original Main Street.

“I think the community was delighted,” said Mayor Gail Coniglio.

She credited the Up Markets management team with “taking a vision and making it a dream come true, not only for the Royal Poinciana Plaza but the Royal Poinciana corridor.

“It’s the gateway to the entire community, so we’re thrilled. The shops and the restaurants they have brought forward are top quality, and certainly there has been a new energy,” she said. “They’ve done a great job of appealing to both a high-end and a medium-end clientele in both the clothing and the restaurant price points, so there’s something for everyone. They’ve attracted new customers and clientele with the outdoor events that they had planned.”