What Should Fill the Old Lifestyle Building at South Kings and Oakfield?

The Lifestyle gym at the corner of South Kings Avenue and Oakfield Drive has been closed, leaving behind a vacant building ready to be filled.


Brandon Patch readers were asked with the original posting noted below to state their views for how best to fill the space available at the corner of South Kings Avenue and Oakfield Drive, which last housed a Lifestyle Family Fitness Center.

The sign at the corner asking for inquiries sports the name of The Shopping Center Group, whose motto reads: "Only Retail, Everything Retail." Contact information is given for both online and telphone inquiries. Call: 813-961-1812.

Online at Looplink.com, The Shopping Center Group reportedly presents that the freestanding building's size is 23,574 square feet and that it is "adjacent to Brandon Regional Hospital," with "additional access at the [southeast corner] of the property off Eichenfeld Drive." Available for leaase, with a "negotiable" rental rate, the property fields approximately "220 parking spaces."

The building is noted as surplus property for LA Fitness, which last year acquired Lifestyle Family Fitness.

Notice of the Feb. 20 Brandon Patch post was linked to on the Brandon Patch Facebook page, where readers offered their suggestions for filling the space. Here's a sampling of their responses:

  • A theater
  • Indoor flea market
  • A medical center, "because that's what's all around the [Brandon Regional] Hospital [down the road]."

As for a Pei Wei Asian Diner? That was the wish of one Brandon Patch reader, who added the space for that purpose was likely "too big." (There is a Pei Wei Asian Diner in South Tampa, at 217 South Dale Mabry Hwy.; in Sarasota, at 8511 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park; and in St. Petersburg, at 1402 66th St.

The address for the vacant Lifestyle building is 623 Oakfield Drive.


Earlier Post (Feb. 20, 2103):

Remember the sign at the corner of South Kings Avenue and Oakfield Drive that enticed the fitness-conscious to consider a gym membership at a discounted rate? Every month there seemed to be a different offer.

That was the sign for the Lifestyle gym that has been closed for months, leaving behind a vacant building ready to be filled.

A sign attesting to the facility's availability now stands at the corner, sharing the spot with the old Lifestyle sign that simply states: "$0 Enrollment."


What would you like to see at the corner of South Kings Avenue and Oakfield Drive, in the building vacated by the Lifestyle gym? Let us know in the comment box below.


Scott King February 20, 2013 at 06:07 PM
indoor flea market!
Christina Wilson February 21, 2013 at 11:38 AM
Not sure if there's enough space but, I'd love to see a Cine'Bistro theatre in our neighborhood. Truly the best for dining and movie experience!


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