Eager shoppers, local businessmen and politicos, tourists, residents and curious horse-racing aficionados learned Thursday the identities of the first 32 tenants to take space in the $244.7 million Village at Gulfstream Park.

The announcement came at a well-attended press conference conducted in the walking ring/paddock area of the cornerstone of the new development, Gulfstream Park Race Track.

The grand opening is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2010.

Among the tenants, listed below, will be upscale restaurants, home furnishing stores, designer clothing retailers and nightclubs. There will also be a parking garage and its construction will increase the number of parking spaces on the property to more than 7,000.

“The Village at Gulfstream Park has become a stunning reality,” said Brian Ratner, President, East Coast Development for Forest City Commercial Development. “The Village at Gulfstream Park is the first shopping destination with a racetrack as anchor, and we couldn’t have picked a more well-groomed facility with which to partner.”

In all, The Village at Gulfstream will be home to 13 restaurants, 17 retailers and two trendy nightclubs. It will house 70 stores in total, covering 410,000 square feet of highly-sought retail space. Whether shopping, dining or just out for a walk, patrons will be able to enjoy The Village at Gulfstream Park while keeping a close eye on the horses coming through the finish line.

“The Village at Gulfstream Park is an exciting development for the residents of Hallandale Beach,” said Joy Cooper, Mayor of Hallandale Beach. “We have long envisioned this exciting and vibrant development in our community and look forward to its opening.”

Retailers at The Village at Gulfstream Park will include:

III Forks – A USDA Prime steakhouse with a club-like ambiance

American Pie Brick Oven Pizza – Casual restaurant featuring multiple varieties of specialty pizza and other food items

Atelier – High-quality, fashion-forward retailer of designer men and women’s apparel

Brio Tuscan Grill – Features Tuscan culinary creations

Cadillac Ranch – Premier All-American bar and grill open for lunch, dinner and late-night fun

Cantina Laredo – Authentic gourmet Mexican food in a sophisticated atmosphere

Crate and Barrel – Contemporary furniture, housewares and gifts

Fender Rock & Religion – Modeled after its famous LA location, offers a full-range of officially licensed Fender fashions and accessories in a stylish shopping spot

Greenhouse Nightclub – South Florida’s first eco-friendly nightclub offering a mix of couture and chic nightlife

Haagen-Dazs – Premium ice cream

Lamborghini Café – Both a café and a purveyor of Tonino Lamborghini fashion accessories

Martier – Fashion-forward boutique of women’s apparel

Next Authentic – Men and women’s designer apparel

Ola Cuba by Chef Douglas Rodriguez – Created especially for The Village at Gulfstream, offers Latin-inspired seafood dishes

Pacific Paradise – Men and women’s casual resort-styled clothing

Pottery Barn – Home furnishings

Prime Bar – Hip neighborhood bar and restaurant with an urban feel

Rock Star – Men and women’s designer jeans, fashion wear and shoes

Romeo and Juliet Couture – Men’s and women’s designer clothing

Santanera -- Fine-dining restaurant and Latin-inspired nightclub

Scala – Brazilian designer fashion with elegant fabrics

Scene – Shoe retailer featuring designer and couture lines

Texas de Brazil – Brazilian-style steakhouse

The Container Store – Storage and organization store

The Cheese Course – Bistro that doubles as a cheese shop

The Playwright Irish Pub – Authentic Irish bar and restaurant

Vahalla Menswear – Designer men’s clothing and accessories

Venetian Salon – Nail salon service

Vogue Couture – Exclusive, trend-setting designer clothing

West Elm -- Affordable home décor and contemporary furniture

Williams-Sonoma – Cookware, utensils, kitchen décor and gourmet foods

Z Gallerie – High-quality, affordable home décor from around the world