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On Nov. 29, CBRE Group, Inc. announced the sale of Bayside Bridge Plaza, a 172,596-square-foot grocery-anchored community shopping center located at 1520 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. An affiliate of the Hallandale-based Isram Group of Companies purchased the property for $17 million from an affiliate of Dalfen America Corp. of Montreal. CBRE's Miami-based National Retail Investment Group Team for Florida provided exclusive representation to the seller in the transaction.

Bayside Bridge Plaza was built in 1989 and updated in 2004 and 2010. Anchored by a 42,112-square-foot Publix, the property is 90 percent leased. Other tenants include Family Fitness, Gatti Town Restaurant, Dollar Tree, Pet Supplies Plus and Ace Hardware. In addition, the property includes three owned outparcels; Bank of America, Checkers and Tires Plus. The property's trade area is comprised of dense, middle income communities together with well established and affluent residential neighborhoods along Tampa Bay in Safety Harbor.

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Dr. Robert J. Weinstock has been named one of the best doctors in America for 2013, assembled by Best Doctors Inc. Selection is a result of exhaustive polling of more than 45,000 physicians in the United States.

A board-certified, fellowship-trained cataract and refractive surgeon, Weinstock is the director of cataract and refractive surgery at the Eye Institute of West Florida, which has three locations in the Tampa Bay area. He also serves as medical director of the Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center. Weinstock has performed more than 20,000 cataract and refractive surgeries and is the official LASIK surgeon for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His articles on topics relating to microincisional cataract surgery, astigmatism correction, and new technology for cataract and refractive surgery have been published in numerous journals and he lectures internationally.

"It's incredibly rewarding to know so many of my respected peers recognized me as an expert in the field of refractive cataract surgery," said Weinstock.

Doctors cannot pay to be included in the Best Doctors database, nor are they paid to provide their input. The list is a product of validated peer review, in which doctors who excel in their specialties are selected by their peers in the profession.

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North Pinellas business briefs 12/06/12 [Last modified: Thursday, December 6, 2012 6:11pm]
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