By Andrea Lumsden
Ground-floor retail opportunities are now available for businesses seeking a captive audience of business professionals working in the vibrant and well-established social setting of Camana Bay with the town’s newest building, 60 Nexus Way. Next fall, Dart will make history as it welcomes tenants to Grand Cayman’s first 10-storey commercial structure, 60 Nexus Way. Located in a prime spot adjacent to Dart’s headquarters and the Camana Bay harbour, the LEED-designed building will boast over 200,000 square feet of meticulously planned spaces, including nine floors of Class-A office space.
“60 Nexus Way promises to be more than a beautiful Caribbean-inspired office building,” says Dart Senior Manager of Leasing Jennifer Ebanks. “It will be an experience that reaches beyond the typical 9-to-5 workday.”
Ebanks explains that the convenience of nearby parking and the connectivity of lushly landscaped footpaths will create an easy sense of arrival that gives way to shopping and café on the building’s ground floor. Inside, the grand lobby transitions seamlessly to ample offices on the upper floors and a rooftop terrace with unobstructed views of the North Sound and Seven Mile Beach.
“This is another example of placemaking at its best,” says Ebanks. “With 60 Nexus Way, Dart is creating a multi-use building which allows people to thrive at work in the day and stay and play into the evening.”
With leasing currently underway, 60 Nexus Way offers retail prospects over 9,000 square feet of highly visible, efficient and flexible ground-floor spaces each with direct access to 438 surface parking spots, an expertly landscaped rooftop terrace and lush covered outdoor space perfect for hosting events. Ebanks says this is the perfect opportunity for a food and beverage operator to capture the attention of the more than 2,500 people who live and work in Camana Bay every day.
An enduring community
“There are a number of amenities that would prove beneficial to those working in 60 Nexus Way day in and day out,” says Ebanks. “We know that there are many talented local entrepreneurs whose services would be a great fit for Camana Bay’s newest building.”
Camana Bay is home to over a dozen original restaurants, bars and cafés, making it a popular culinary mecca and social hotspot on Grand Cayman. The town is host to over 30 shops and services, providing visitors everything from dry cleaning services to luxury jewellery and from high-quality deli offerings to international designer fashion brands.
“It’s exciting to hear new food and beverage and retail ideas for 60 Nexus Way,” says Ebanks. “A few include quick-service cafes, blow-dry bars, barbershops, sophisticated lunch spots, happy hour venues. There is certainly an appetite for new amenities that offer convenience for Camana Bay’s workers and visitors.”
When 60 Nexus Way is fully leased, daily foot traffic to Camana Bay is estimated to increase by approximately 1,000 people, a promising number for any new retail business. Additionally, the expansion of the Dart portfolio of properties—which includes Kapok, a new for-lease residential building in Camana Bay, and the recently completed OLEA community—will contribute to an increase in the Town Centre’s visitors and vibrancy. Eventually, the phased reopening of the Cayman Islands borders as part of the country’s COVID-19 safety and recovery plan will result in the gradual return of stayover tourists, many of which have historically invested vacation time enjoying the many amenities Camana Bay has to offer.
The retail units at 60 Nexus Way will range from approximately 1,300 to 2,500 square feet with a dedicated 2,200-square-foot food and beverage space. The option to combine units and customise each space to suit a retailer’s, café, bistro or bar’s original concept is available.
“This is an excellent chance for any retail business to integrate into one of the island’s most vibrant and diverse communities and we invite business owners to send us their submissions,” says Ebanks.
The Dart leasing team is currently receiving applications for the highly sought-after spaces and encourages local food and beverage owners and experiential retailers to submit their proposals and concepts.
This article will also appear in the September 2021 print edition of Camana Bay Times.
About the author
Andrea Lumsden has worked with Dart since 2013 and has been writing professionally since 2003. Graduating from university with a BA in Communication, Andrea has worked with clients across a range of industries, including financial services, hospitality and real estate. Raised in the Cayman Islands, she’s a bookworm at heart who enjoys cooking and travelling with her husband and three children.