FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 1, 2019) – New businesses continued to open in January at University Village Shops, a mixed-use development on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway at Estero Parkway. Poke Fusion and Sunshine Sundaes & Desserts are now open. Beehive Beauty Company, a full-service hair salon, expects to welcome its first customers next week.

The new businesses enhance the award-winning University Village Shops’ appeal as a destination for unique dining options as well as health, fitness and beauty services for neighboring communities.

Southwest Florida’s first poke bowl shop, Poke Fusion takes sushi to a new level, offering fresh quality fish, veggies, signature and create-your-own bowls. In addition to ice cream treats, Sunshine Sundaes also offers Italian ground-roast coffee, homemade cheesecake and cannoli.

Poke Fusion and Sunshine Sundaes join Skillets, Tacos & Tequila Cantina, Thai Udon, Mellow Mushroom, The Shaved Ice Bar, Smoothie King, Frutta Bowls, Yoga Lab, Vânti Nails & Spa and F45 Fitness.

Several other restaurants will open in the coming months, including KC American Bistro, Get Fried, Slicers Hoagies and Marlins Brewhouse which will feature Florida’s first CaliBurger.

Created by Miromar Development to serve one of the fastest-growing areas of Southwest Florida, University Village is adjacent to Florida Gulf Coast University, offers over 70,000 square feet of commercial space, and apartment residences for 588 students – expanding to 924 this summer.

University Village Shops features promenades, patios and a central plaza with a main courtyard facing the signature fountain and lake. The development welcomed its first tenants in May 2018 and was honored three months later with two 2018 Aurora Awards from the 12-state Southeast Building Conference for Best Commercial Project over 20,000 square feet and Best Interior Merchandising of a Rental Apartment. An access road connecting University Village to FGCU opened in early January.

Miromar Development, a multifaceted real estate development company headquartered in Estero, is known for creating award-winning residential and commercial properties in Southwest Florida.

For more information about University Village Shops, call 239-390-7717 or visit