Boulevard Shoppes II retail center is being built directly across Naples Boulevard from the original Boulevard Shoppes in North Naples.

Tim Aten

Q: They are just breaking ground right in front of the Hollywood 20 movie theater and across from Aldi. Any idea what this could be?

— Mike Paulins, Golden Gate Estates

A: You’re seeing the footprint of Boulevard Shoppes II, a long-planned retail center that will be similar in scope to its twin directly across Naples Boulevard in North Naples.

The new commercial project basically will be two 12,000-square-foot retail strips connected by a common central courtyard, similar to the first Boulevard Shoppes development completed 10 years ago on the north side of the street. Also mirroring the original, which is home to BRK Pizza, Fuji Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro and Hurricane Grill & Wings, the second phase will have at least three restaurants, the site plan shows.

“It’s going to be pretty similar,” said Robert E. Carroll, of Investment Properties Corp. of Naples. “We are talking with a number of national chains. We can’t say who they are yet.”

Deals are close to being made with future tenants, most of which will…