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Planet Fitness to Open in April at RD Management’s Merchants Crossing


The 20,475-square-foot Planet Fitness is currently under construction in North Fort Myers, Florida

NEW YORK—February 28, 2018—RD Management LLC, one of the nation’s largest privately held real-estate development and management organizations, announced today Planet Fitness will open at Merchants Crossing in North Fort Myers, Florida in April 2018. Currently under construction, the Planet Fitness will occupy 20,475 square feet of the 325,705-square-foot shopping center.

Merchants Crossing is located at 15201 North Cleveland Avenue and Pine Island Road, also referred to as U.S. Highway 41 and State Route 78. The shopping center sits at a prime intersection in the Cape Coral trade area. Planet Fitness will be joining tenants including Bealls Outlet, AMC Theatres, JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores, Dollar General, and T-Mobile. A Home Depot and Bealls Department Store are also adjacent to the property. Merchants Crossing is undergoing a complete renovation as new leases are signed.

“The opening of Planet Fitness in just two months will be an exciting time for Merchants Crossing and the growing North Fort Myers community,” said Richard Birdoff, principal and president of RD Management. “Not only will Planet Fitness attract customers looking for a closer fitness facility, but it will help drive traffic to other tenants at the shopping center. We look forward to announcing an official grand opening date and plans soon.”

Merchants Crossing is one of 12 properties owned by RD Management across Florida, and one of more than 150 properties in its national portfolio. Those interested in leasing space at Merchants Crossing can contact Bradley M. Schwartz at (212) 265-6600 x298 or

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Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest, privately held real-estate development and management organizations, RD Management owns and operates a portfolio of 150+ assets throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, with properties spanning the mixed-use, retail, office, residential, hospitality, self-storage, senior/student housing, industrial, and government sectors. RD Management specializes in development, redevelopment, and acquisitions in key markets and maintains in-house expertise in leasing, property management, construction, accounting and finance, legal, and information technology services. With more than 40 years of experience, RD Management has a proven track record of enhancing the value of its properties through hands-on management, renovation, and expansion. For more information visit



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