Argonaut Village Retail Development Site
The UWF Campus Master Plan identifies the east campus enterprise zone as a strategic development location for the University. UWF BEI will complete the development, in keeping with the priorities outlined in the master plan.
Stores currently open at the 10015 N. Davis Hwy. location include:
Argo Fan Shop – offering Argonaut gear - clothing, gift items, spirit gear, etc. and snack and beverage items
Phone: (850) 474-3100 | Website
Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm
Boneheads – a fast-casual restaurant specializing in delectable grilled seafood and chicken
Phone: (850) 477-4002 | Website
Store Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11am - 9pm
Friday and Saturday, 11am - 10pm
Sunday, 11am - 9pm
Herbal Nails & Spa – a nail care salon specializing in natural products and attentive customer care
Phone: (850) 857-1000 | Facebook Page
Store Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am - 7pm
Sunday, by appointment only
Starbucks – featuring all of your favorite Starbucks beverages, sandwiches and pastries
Phone: (850) 477-0500 | Get Directions
Store Hours: Monday through Friday, 6am - 8pm
Saturday and Sunday, 7am – 8pm
The UWF Nautilus Card is NOT accepted at Argonaut Village.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Argonaut Village Retail Development Site?
The UWF Campus Master Plan identifies the east campus enterprise zone as a strategic development location for the University. UWF BEI has identified development opportunities for mixed-use restaurant and retail facilities in this area of campus, to be open to the UWF community as well as the general public.
How will this development benefit the University?
Adding restaurants and retail facilities to this area of campus will offer a unique, vibrant atmosphere to UWF students, faculty and staff and attract prospective students and visitors of the Northwest Florida region to the UWF campus, increasing the University’s visibility.
What is included in this project?
The project includes the development of restaurants and retail facilities in collaboration with Chartwells, the University’s Dining Services provider. Under the business model, Chartwells will serve as the developer/contractor under contract to BEI for the development of the site and construction of the buildings, funded primarily from their capital investment.
The funding and revenue terms associated with this phase of the development have been incorporated within an amended and restated University Dining Services Agreement. Upon completion of the site and buildings, ownership of the site improvement and structures will remain with BEI. BEI will sublease management and operations of the buildings to Chartwells, who will self-operate select businesses and sublease others to outside firms. The University may supplement the Chartwells capital investment by installing additional utility infrastructure capacity to accommodate future demand for Phase II development.
Have the restaurant and retail tenants been identified?
The Argonaut Village Retail Development Site will feature a mix of retail price points that will be attractive to the University community as well as the general public. Starbucks opened in June 2015 and Boneheads opened in December 2015. The Argo Fan Shop opened in September 2017. UWF BEI is continuing to work with Chartwells on agreements and potential tenants for the remaining available locations.
What is the current timeline of the Argonaut Village Retail Development Site?
UWF Business Enterprises, Inc., in partnership with Compass/Chartwells, broke ground in the Spring of 2014 for the Argonaut Village, a collection of retail shops located at the east entrance of campus. The initial infrastructure and building shell construction was completed in the Spring of 2015. Starbucks was the first retail store to open in June 2015, followed by Boneheads in December 2015. The Argo Fan Shop opened in September 2017. UWF BEI is continuing to work with Chartwells on agreements and potential tenants for the remaining available locations.
Will the Argonaut Village Retail Development Site have an impact on the environment?
As a direct support organization of the University of West Florida, Business Enterprises, Inc. is committed to leadership in the area of environmental stewardship as new development occurs on campus. UWF BEI is working closely with environmental agencies to ensure all new development is built according to code, and that the environmental footprint is managed effectively.
Currently, seven UWF facilities have received the U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification status. LEED certified buildings rated as “Gold” include: the College of Business Education Center; President’s Hall; Heritage Hall and the Wellness Center. The Child Care Center; the Science and Engineering Building and Building 70 Applied Science and Technology Renovation received a “Silver” rating There are four (4) ratings, “Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum” in order of lower to higher designation. LEED, a program that was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides guidelines for green building design and construction solutions.
What parking will be available at the Argonaut Village?
There will be 85 parking spaces available east of the wetlands for customer parking and 58 parking spaces west of the wetlands for student employee and employee parking, totaling 143 parking spaces available for the Argonaut Village Retail Development.