Grover Corlew Welcomes Now Optics To Delray Central Amidst Upcoming Mixed-Use Development

Grover Corlew, a South Florida-based real estate investment group, has announced the arrival of a new tenant, Now Optics, to Delray Central. Now Optics, the parent company of leading affordable eyewear brands Stanton Optical and My Eyelab, has relocated its headquarters to a 14,438-square-foot space at Delray Central, 1615 South Congress Avenue in Delray Beach. This location will also be the site for a planned mixed-use development project, including Mayla Delray, an upscale 271-unit multifamily community with high-end lifestyle amenities.

Now Optics has renovated the space to include a corporate office and an innovative showroom where consumers can receive eye exams, shop for glasses, and leave with custom eyewear during one short visit.

1615 S. Congress Avenue. Credit: Grover Corlew.

“The 1615 and 1625 S. Congress office buildings were originally developed for IBM several decades ago, which at the time featured the most innovative workplace design of that era,” said Partner Mark Corlew. “We’ve since completely renovated and rebranded these buildings to suit the modern needs of high-profile, national tenants such as Now Optics.”

The company has invested $800,000 to design its new open-concept workspace, which encourages collaboration and teamwork. More than 45 local employees will benefit from themed meeting spaces, a photo studio, and huddle rooms designed to inspire creativity and inspiration. The staff in the corporate office supports 290 My Eyelab and Stanton Optical stores across 29 states nationwide.

“Now Optics is a technology-focused, growing national brand that searched far and wide for the perfect new corporate home, ultimately choosing Delray Central due to its prime location and renovated interiors,” said Partner Anuj Grover. “This location was a sensible choice offering employees the ultimate work, live and play environment. Now Optics will also benefit from the high-end retail shoppers that frequent the area, Delray’s convenient location between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, and the energy that the new Mayla Delray residential community will bring to the area.”

The Delray Central complex, acquired by Grover Corlew in 2015, is a 176,148-square-foot, two-building complex located close to I-95 and just off Linton Boulevard. It offers proximity to downtown Delray Beach, numerous high-end residential communities, trendy shops, award-winning restaurants, and boutique hotels. Delray Central, which offers 4.6:1,000 parking and suites ranging from 2,450 square feet to more than 26,500 square feet, will soon be incorporated into a mixed-use development that will include an eight-story residential community with a ground floor retail corridor, green spaces, and a dog park.

Mayla Delray. Courtesy of Grover Corlew.

The project is planned for 2024 and will be the third in a new portfolio of multifamily residences under Mayla Residences. The first is currently under construction in Pompano Beach, and another will soon be under construction in the Cypress Creek area of Fort Lauderdale. Grover Corlew’s new Mayla Residences will create more connected, pedestrian-friendly communities where people can live, work, and play. Deborah Fink of CBRE represented Grover Corlew in the transaction.

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