WILDLIGHT, FL. – Oct. 11, 2018 – Today, Skinner Bros. Realty announced that the Royal Amelia Dance Academy (RAD), will be the third tenant added to the real estate developer’s commercial building in Wildlight. Earlier this year, Skinner Bros. Realty purchased a three-acre parcel at the corner of Wildlight Blvd. and A1A to construct the first multi-tenant retail space for the new town in Nassau County.
“We are pleased to welcome the Royal Amelia Dance Academy to our retail complex currently under construction in Wildlight,” said Chet Skinner, vice president of Skinner Brothers Reality. “The Royal Amelia Dance Academy has a long history of bringing the arts to Fernandina Beach residents. We are confident their next location’s high-quality classes and programming will appeal directly to future Wildlight residents and community members alike.
The studio in Wildlight will be RAD’s second location in Nassau County and will encompass a 1,300 sq. ft. modern industrial space with a professional dance floor, walls of mirrors and barre system. For more than 12 years, RAD has been providing a full range of dance classes, drama and musical theater instruction and acrobatics training to children, teens and adults. During the Summer, RAD also offers four one-week summer camps for children ages 4-12 to experience theater, acting, dancing, singing and art.
“The Royal Amelia Dance Academy’s mission has always been to instill a lifetime of love and appreciation for the arts within every child,” said Alexandra Carroll, artistic director and owner of the Royal Amelia Dance Academy. “By building our second studio in Wildlight, we have the opportunity to bring our passion for movement, from ballet to ballroom dancing, to even more individuals in the growing Northeast Florida community.”
In addition to RAD, the multi-tenant retail space will also include Cold Stone Creamery and Tasty’s fresh burgers and fries. The studio is expected to open next year.
About Skinner Bros. Realty
Skinner Bros. Realty Company, established in January 1999, is a developer, investor, owner and manager of retail, office and mixed-use properties. The firm specializes in acquisition, planning, permitting, development and marketing of real estate as well as the representation of individual and corporate clients in the search for premier business locations.
Wildlight is envisioned as a new town inspired by a character, culture and pattern of living that we call “Florida Lowcountry,” where play is a part of every day and the natural world is a natural part of life. The plan for Wildlight includes a mix of homes, townhomes
and rental apartments together with shops and restaurants, a new elementary school and a system of trails and pathways intended to make it healthy and walkable and connect it all together. Our Phase 1 plan is flexible and currently designed for about 1,000 homes across about 260 acres plus nearly 350 acres of permanently preserved open space. Wildlight will offer comfortable and friendly Florida Lowcountry living 20 miles north of Jacksonville, just east of Interstate 95 on A1A, with easy access to both Amelia Island and the Jacksonville International Airport. Wildlight is being created by Raydient Places + Properties, a taxable subsidiary of Rayonier Inc., a real estate investment trust. For more information please visit Wildlight.com.
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Cutline: Initial rendering of Skinner Bros. Realty’s multi-tenant retail building for Wildlight. Renderings are subject to change. Images provided courtesy of Skinner Bros. Realty.