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Newberry Park Lands O2B Kids

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Gainesville, Fla. – April 30, 2021 – Colliers International’s GNV Commercial Advisory Team has successfully represented Parkwood Alachua Land Investments, Inc. (the seller), in the closing of a 0.40-acre land parcel located at 11995 W. Newberry Road in Gainesville, Florida to Concept Development, Inc., the development partner of O2B Kids!. Concept was represented by Swift Creek Realty and the transaction closed on April 21, 2021.

O2B Kids!, founded by Andy Sherrard and Danny Stevens, opened their first location in Gainesville in 1998 on Newberry Road next to North Florida Regional Medical Center and has grown to 23 locations in Florida with 2 locations in Georgia. With this land purchase, O2B Kids! plans to build a new facility that will include a 7,836 SF building as well as a 6,910 SF playground. O2B Kids! has become a touchstone for innovative childhood learning and continues to expand serving the needs of young children (and parents) in our community.

“It was a great experience to work with Seth and his team from Concept Companies throughout this transaction during a challenging time. The Newberry Park project is coming together nicely, and O2B Kids! will be another great amenity for the residents and surrounding neighbors. Stay tuned for other exciting announcements coming to Newberry Park.” – Dan Drotos, Senior Director Colliers.

Colliers GNV Commercial Advisory Team can be reached at 352-420-9889 and on social medial @ColliersGville.

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For further information please contact:
Debbie Wilkinson
Phone: 352-420-9889
Email:  debbie.wilkinson@colliers.com


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