Fine dining and indoor sports could come to new Tradition Entertainment District

PORT ST LUCIE, Fla. — Tradition in Port St. Lucie could soon be getting an “entertainment district” full of fine dining and restaurants, nightlife, retail and more.

This month, Port St. Lucie City Council members voted to start a land deal negotiation with Gustavo Lumer, a real estate developer from Miami, for the 100,000 acre plot of land between Southwest Village Parkway and Interstate 95.

The district, if built, would be located north of the Amazon warehouse by the planned Costco Distribution Center.

“With so many homes coming to the area there’s a need for entertainment, a need for places to walk to dinner,” said Lumer.

Lumer is already putting in four restaurants, including Bonefish Grill, Outback Steakhouse and First Watch on the empty plot of land near the Panda Express and Dunkin Donuts on Southwest Village Parkway.


Real estate developer Gustavo Lumer talks about the restaurants coming to the area and the need for entertainment in the area.

“We ran out of room,” Lumer told WPTV’s Kate Hussey. “We have larger restaurants that want to come, more investment and some entertainment, some indoor sports.”

The district would cost about $6.8 million dollars, which Lumer would fund. It’s one of several parcels of land in that area that could be developed, and would likely rake in thousands if not millions of dollars to the county and city.

“It’s going to generate some great jobs,” said Pete Tesch, economic development council director for St. Lucie County. “We are working with the developer through their site plan and development and we’ll consider doing a detailed economic impact analysis once we know the capital investment, jobs and consumer spending habits.”

Tradition resident Steven Widows was thrilled to hear about the potential plans.


Tradition resident Steven Widows shares how he is looking forward to what’s in store for the area.

“This area is growing tremendously, especially the past couple of years, and there’s not enough entertainment so to speak for it,” Widows. said “I think having something local would be smart. Maybe a little nightlife action,…