Union Planters Plaza — Photo courtesy of Dale Mack
Union Planters Plaza on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale is the centerpiece of retail between downtown and the residential area of the city, which consists of approximately 111,000 residents within just three miles. Ideally located on a very popular boulevard and delightfully designed and welcoming to its steady flow of shoppers, Union Planters Plaza is the go-to place for basic daily staples, sportswear, home interiors, fine dining and more.
Anchored by Whole Foods, local residents have responded enthusiastically to this grocer, which has become famous for its impeccable selection of organic foods and earth-friendly home supplies and toiletries, not to mention a mouth-watering buffet of ready-to-eat entrees, desserts, salads and sandwiches. This store complements Fort Lauderdale, as many of its residents are health-conscious. And with a stream of visitors, Whole Foods has helped to make the Union Planters Plaza the success that it is.
Also anchoring at the far north end is Dick's Sporting Goods. Health-conscious and sports go hand-in-hand many times, and this store has been very successful with locals and visitors alike. This nationally-known retailer of high-quality sportswear and sports equipment arrived recently at this location, and it has already enjoyed a steady stream of enthusiasts.
Encore Interiors has become an elegant showplace of consigned furniture in the few years that it has been open. Located conveniently between Whole Foods and Dick's Sporting Goods, this consignment store offers furniture and accessories that set it apart from your run-of-the-mill consignment store. These pieces are carefully selected as they arrive.
By walking through the elegant showroom, you will see how obvious it is that a high standard of excellence is consistently maintained by the store's very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Items of high-end brand names, as well as more affordable brands, are tastefully displayed, giving customers pause for thought. They can easily envision the pieces in their own homes. Beware that just a simple browse through may result in a surprisingly delightful purchase, and the beginning of a routine visit.
Joining these stellar retailers are equally important names such as Dan Davis Hair Salon, Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies, Great Expressions Dental Centers, Animal Wellness Center and the always popular Dollar Tree.
Union Planters Plaza also has an impressive list of popular restaurants. Sage French Cafe, which is well known for its authentic French menu and dishes, has been a local mainstay. Crazy Wok is ideal for its amazing Chinese food, both eat-in or take-out. Stop by for a menu. East Side Pub is one of those establishments that soon becomes a weekly must-do.
Union Planters Plaza has contributed well to the many shopping options in Fort Lauderdale and also to the very quality of life in this oceanside city.