Make us your home page

Former Borders site to house Florida Orthopaedic Institute

TAMPA — The Borders storefront that closed this year won't be empty much longer.

Construction started recently at the location, near the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Cypress Street, and the Florida Orthopaedic Institute is expected to open there in January, said Marc Katzin, chief operating officer.

The Dale Mabry project will consolidate the institute's offices in Carrollwood and South Tampa, making the 27,500-square-foot Dale Mabry location its largest outside of its headquarters in Temple Terrace. After the consolidation, the institute will have nine locations in the Tampa Bay area, from Pasco County south to Sun City Center in Hillsborough.

About 40 employees will move to the Dale Mabry site, and the institute will hire more for a total of about 50 employees.

Not far from Target, Walmart and Best Buy, the facility will house equipment and personnel who treat patients for injuries and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

The institute sees about 3,000 patients each week and another 2,000 patients specifically for physical therapy at its various locations.

The Dale Mabry spot was ideal because of its location between Carrollwood and South Tampa, as well as its proximity to Interstate 275, Katzin said.

High traffic volume on Dale Mabry was another plus. "We expect this to be a premier location," CEO Joyce Anderson said.

The institute signed a 15-year lease for the property, which is owned by Langer US Investments.

About 200 Borders stores closed this year after Borders Group, based in Ann Arbor, Mich., filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in February. All three of its stores in Hillsborough County and one in Clearwater were shuttered.

In coming months, Florida Orthopaedic Institute will provide services at the site in physical therapy, occupational therapy, X-rays, MRI exams and overall orthopedic care. It will also include after-hours urgent orthopedic care, a new service provided by the group.

Ileana Morales can be reached at

Former Borders site to house Florida Orthopaedic Institute 10/15/11 [Last modified: Friday, October 14, 2011 2:27pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Airbag maker Takata bankruptcy filing expected in Japan, U.S.


    DETROIT — Japanese airbag maker Takata Corp. has filed for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., overwhelmed by lawsuits and recall costs related to its production of faulty air bag inflators.

  2. Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park


    ORLANDO — Two federal agencies are reportedly demanding financial records from SeaWorld.

    Killer whales Ikaika and Corky participate in behaviors commonly done in the wild during SeaWorld's Killer Whale educational presentation in this photo from Jan. 9. SeaWorld has been subpoenaed by two federal agencies for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the impact from the "Blackfish" documentary. 
[Nelvin C. Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS]
  3. Legalized medical marijuana signed into law by Rick Scott

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed into law a broader medical marijuana system for the state, following through on a promise he made earlier this month.

    Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Friday that legalizes medical marijuana in Florida.
  4. Line of moms welcome Once Upon A Child to Carrollwood


    CARROLLWOOD — Strollers of all shapes and sizes are lined up in front of the store, and inside, there are racks of children's clothing in every color of the rainbow.

    At Once Upon A Child, you often as many baby strollers outside as you find baby furniture and accessories. It recently opened this location in Carrollwood. Photo by Danielle Hauser
  5. Pastries N Chaat brings North India cuisine to North Tampa


    TAMPA — Pastries N Chaat, a new restaurant offering Indian street food, opened this week near the University of South Florida.

    The menu at Pastries N Chaat includes a large variety of Biriyani, an entree owners say is beloved by millions. Photo courtesy of Pastries N Chaat.