Old Winn-Dixie site to be torn down to build hundreds of apartments

An aging shopping center in Sunrise will be torn down to build a handful of apartment buildings.

Pine Plaza Shopping Center, at the southwest corner of North Pine Island Road and Northwest 41st Street, was built in 1987.

Anchored by a former Winn-Dixie, almost half of the plaza will be demolished this summer to build Vista Verde at Sunrise, a 288-unit rental apartment project being developed by Rilea Group.

Some of the best-known tenants, including an AMC Sunrise 8 movie theater and Pediatric Associates branch office, will remain.