Press Release


MILLEDGEVILLE, GA – (December 2022) – The Sembler Company (Sembler), a leading commercial development company headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, announces Lakeside Commons, a Publix Super Market-Anchored Shopping Center in Milledgeville, GA.  The new ground up grocery-anchored shopping center will be developed on an approximately 12-acre property.  Construction will commence in the first quarter of 2023.


“We are excited to bring the first Publix Super Market to the Milledgeville community. The shopping center will be well-positioned in the trade area to provide a grocery alternative for residents and bring new retailers, restaurants, and service providers to the area.”, says Sembler Senior Vice President, Josh Beyer.


The core of Lakeside Commons is a freestanding, 48,387-sq. ft. Publix Super Market, the first of its kind in Milledgeville, GA.  One additional building offers a total of 12,000-sq. ft. for small shop space that will front US 441.  Two outparcels will be created on the site with 1.24 acres and 1.41 acres, available for ground lease, sale, and/or build-to-suit development opportunities.  The Sembler Company is exclusively leasing Lakeside Commons, targeting quick-serve and fast casual restaurant concepts, service-related retailers, postal stores, financial service providers as well as, medical offices, and automotive uses for both the inline retail space and outparcels.  The shopping center is expected to open the public in early 2024.


“We have started preleasing and looking forward to working with national, regional, and local tenants for retail, service and restaurant uses that will add to the overall merchandising mix of the center.”, says Sembler Regional Director of Leasing, Frank Militello.


Lakeside Commons development will be situated at the signalized intersection of US 441 and Log Cabin Road.  The shopping center will serve the Milledgeville trade area of close to 50,000 people with a thriving business district, historic downtown, growing tourism industry, and three colleges.  Milledgeville is located northeast of Macon and bordered to north buy beautiful Lake Sinclair.  Area attractions include The Club at Lake Sinclair, and the Ritz-Carlton Lake Oconee.


For leasing information for Lakeside Commons, contact Frank Militello, regional leasing director, at The Sembler Company.


About Sembler:

The Sembler Company is celebrating 60 years of creating retail real estate value. Sembler provides a full array of retail real estate services, including development and redevelopment, acquisition, property and asset management, leasing, and other related services throughout the Southeastern United States. Sembler has developed more than 350 projects totaling 30 million square feet and currently leases and manages 8 million square feet. For more information, please visit



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