Retail & Restaurants Developments

  • Owners pitch historic reno of Parramore bldg near stadium w/new gastropub

    Owners pitch historic reno of Parramore bldg near stadium w/new gastropub

    Owners of a half-vacant retail building near Orlando City Soccer Club's new stadium in Parramore are proposing a historic renovation for a new bar and restaurant, the first phase of what may be multiple property redevelopments they'd pursue in the immediate area.  Located at 532 W. Church St.,...

  • Osceola DRC approves Tavistock's Sunbridge Phase 1 concept plan

    Osceola DRC approves Tavistock's Sunbridge Phase 1 concept plan

    Osceola County's Development Review Committee approved a revised Concept Plan by Tavistock Development Company on Wednesday morning for a 2,700-acre first phase of Sunbridge. The new plan incorporates some changes from the developer's original plan that were requested by county staff. Tavistock...

  • PetSuites plans Florida market entry via Winter Springs, land under contract

    PetSuites plans Florida market entry via Winter Springs, land under contract

    PetSuites of America, a high-end boarding and grooming service for dogs and cats, plans to make its Florida debut on the southeast corner of State Roads 434 and 417 in Winter Springs. The company has submitted a final site plan for the new spa and kennel to Winter Springs planning staff, and has...

  • CRE investor eyes Orlando for new U.S. Cricket League, hires JLL for site search

    CRE investor eyes Orlando for new U.S. Cricket League, hires JLL for site search

    Pennsylvania-based Global Sports Ventures has named Orlando among eight U.S. markets targeted for a new professional cricket league it plans to launch by 2020, and has hired JLL's Sports and Entertainment Group to lead site selection for a potential mixed-use complex where it would build a stadium,...

  • Kissimmee's Int'l Promenade strip center sold to California investor for $5.6M

    Kissimmee's Int'l Promenade strip center sold to California investor for $5.6M

    A Southern California businessman paid $5.6 million last week for the International Promenade shopping center in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Habib Jaboro told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday this is his family's first investment in Florida. Jaboro, who has been in the grocery and liquor store business,...

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  • Fast Park & Relax plans covered parking expansion north of OIA

    Fast Park & Relax plans covered parking expansion north of OIA

    Orlando Fast Park & Relax is preparing to expand its parking business footprint north of Orlando International Airport by more than 40 percent.  The company currently leases a 20.48-acre parcel at 7859 N. Frontage Road (McCoy Road), which holds 1,983 covered parking spots. It wants to add a neighboring...

  • Site work starts & retailers named for mixed-use on N. I-Drive, hotel talks active

    Site work starts & retailers named for mixed-use on N. I-Drive, hotel talks active

    Cincinnati-based North American Properties has broken ground on its 16.5-acre mixed-use project on the northern end of International Drive, has a new fourth tenant under contract for its initial retail mix, and is negotiating a contract for the project's first hotel, a partner with the company...

  • Lucky's Market plans new Winter Park site, sells land under east Orlando store

    Lucky's Market plans new Winter Park site, sells land under east Orlando store

    Lucky's Market is planning to take a former Winn-Dixie anchor space in Winter Park for its third store in Greater Orlando, and sold the land under its east Orlando store on Friday to net a $3 million profit on the site.  The new Winter Park store will occupy more than 52,000 square feet at the...

  • Tavistock gives name, start date & Tesla cars to new Lake Nona apt bldg

    Tavistock gives name, start date & Tesla cars to new Lake Nona apt bldg

    Tavistock Development Company has given a new name and construction start date to its planned 11-story mixed-use building in Lake Nona, which will feature Greater Orlando's first offering of urban micro-apartments and a host of innovative new amenities.  First reported here in early October 2016...

  • Golden Gate Capital pays $5.5M for 2nd Red Lobster-leased site on I-Drive

    Golden Gate Capital pays $5.5M for 2nd Red Lobster-leased site on I-Drive

    An affiliate of San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital paid more than $5.54 million on Monday for its second Red Lobster property in Orlando's tourism corridor.  The buyer was BER Real Estate Investments IV, LLC, which is registered at the main office of Bob Evans Restaurants...

  • City Center West Orange developer buys more land west of Ocoee project

    City Center West Orange developer buys more land west of Ocoee project

    More land was added on Friday to what will be the western entry point of City Center West Orange in Ocoee, with an affiliate of developer Park Development Corp. paying $1.688 million for about 4.7 acres bisected by a new connector road that's nearly complete.  Located at 1100 Maguire Road, the...

  • Self storage, fuel station & more start to line up for 65 acres on Turkey Lake Road

    Self storage, fuel station & more start to line up for 65 acres on Turkey Lake Road

    Developer Randall F. Greene has more than half of his affiliate's 65 acres on Turkey Lake Road in the tourist corridor under contract or close to it for lakefront apartments, a national self-storage operator and fuel station, with retail, hotel and medical office in play for the rest.  Located...

  • Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minn.-based developer planning more retail & restaurants in Calypso Cay

    Minnesota-based Ryan Companies is under contract to buy a 7.4-acre vacant lot in the Calypso Cay resort area and plans a mix of retail and restaurants there. Two executives with Ryan's Southeast regional office in Tampa met Wednesday with Osceola County's planning staff to discuss potential site...

  • Winter Garden seeks CRE developer for downtown district land sale

    Winter Garden seeks CRE developer for downtown district land sale

    The city of Winter Garden is seeking a real estate developer to buy and redevelop 0.19 acres in its downtown business district as multi-story commercial or mixed use, according to a Request for Proposals (RFP) issued on Tuesday. Located at 270 W. Plant St. in the historic downtown area directly...

  • Local CRE investor has contract on 2nd Mama B's Giant Subs site in SoDo Orlando

    Local CRE investor has contract on 2nd Mama B's Giant Subs site in SoDo Orlando

    An Orlando real estate investment group has the second Mama B's Giant Subs property in Downtown Orlando's SoDo District under contract, with a month of due diligence ahead before an earnest money deposit goes hard.   Located at 1101 S. Orange Ave. on the southeast corner with Annie Street, the...

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  • Second brew pub planned in historic Downtown Eustis

    Second brew pub planned in historic Downtown Eustis

    Eustis has a second brew pub coming on tap in downtown, planned for the former Magnolia Café and bike shop on the prominent corner of N. Bay Street and Magnolia Avenue. Dubbed the Bay Street Brewery & Bistro, the new business is led by Eustis couple Lea and Bill Beckett, who own a craft liquor...

  • PDQ buys old bank branch site in Winter Park for 7th area restaurant

    PDQ buys old bank branch site in Winter Park for 7th area restaurant

    An affiliate of Tampa-based fast-casual restaurant chain PDQ paid $3.3 million on Friday to enter Winter Park, buying a long-time bank branch site that will be redeveloped as its seventh location in Greater Orlando.  Located at 925 S. Orlando Ave., the 0.82-acre property lies on the southwest corner...

  • Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    Food halls latest trend in mixed-use developments, experts say

    As developers of high-end mixed-use buildings look for ways to offer unique dining options to their residents, many are now turning to food halls as a key element in their retail mix. "As we right-size retail now, chef-driven food halls work because people want to live locally," Bayer Properties...

  • Intram banks 28 acres for future options north of Sunrise City Plaza project

    Intram banks 28 acres for future options north of Sunrise City Plaza project

    Orlando-based developer Intram Investments paid $2.2 million in late May for 28 acres currently landlocked on the southern edge of Orange County, which it deems worthy of banking in anticipation of a future road extension, and 238 acres it's developing directly south of the county line.  Located...

  • Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    Narcoossee land assemblage slated for live-work development

    The city of St. Cloud will consider an annexation request for 11.5 acres assembled on Narcoossee Road for a proposed live-work development. The case goes to the city's Planning Commission on June 20. The four parcels lie on the west side of Narcoossee, just across Rummell Road from Turtle Creek....

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  • Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    Wekiva Capital Partners plans retail for busy Longwood intersection

    A Winter Park-based commercial real estate firm plans to buy a 2-acre parcel at a busy Longwood intersection, and is looking for retail tenants to occupy one or more pads to be developed. Wekiva Capital Partners, formed in 2014, is under contract to buy property at the southwest corner of N. Ronald...

  • Uniform retailer buys property fronting Florida Mall, seeks more in Kissimmee

    Uniform retailer buys property fronting Florida Mall, seeks more in Kissimmee

    Hialeah-based All Uniform Wear paid $1.42 million on May 26 for a stand-alone retail store fronting The Florida Mall, and is interested in finding similar property to buy in Kissimmee near its current leased space, a principal with the company told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 1563 Florida Mall Ave.,...

  • Intram & Blurock sign specialty grocer to anchor SoDo Orlando project

    Intram & Blurock sign specialty grocer to anchor SoDo Orlando project

    Specialty grocery chain Lucky's Market will be the anchor tenant in Blurock Commercial and Intram Investments' mixed-use Southside Shoppes project in south Downtown Orlando, marking its second store in the city. The development's retail portion was recently renamed "Lucky's Corner."  Lucky's will...

  • Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Elevation Development sells hotel pad near W192 & Disney for $1.8M

    Rosemont Hotels Inc. paid $1.78 million on May 25 for a 2-acre hotel pad minutes from Walt Disney World property. The parcel on Sherberth Road in Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor was part of an 8-acre commercial project by Elevation Development dubbed Parkview Retail Center.  GrowthSpotter reported...

  • Boyland Auto buys land near Millenia to move & expand Mercedes-Benz dealership

    Boyland Auto buys land near Millenia to move & expand Mercedes-Benz dealership

    Orlando-based Boyland Auto Group paid nearly $13.15 million on Friday for 23 acres southwest of the Mall at Millenia, with plans to relocate its Mercedes-Benz of South Orlando auto dealership and later sell that company's prime mall frontage, the company's CEO told GrowthSpotter.  Located east...

  • Pet store owner buys Mama B's Giant Subs in Downtown Orlando, plans reno

    Pet store owner buys Mama B's Giant Subs in Downtown Orlando, plans reno

    Premium pet food, supply and grooming business Magic Pet paid $750,000 on May 8 to enter the Downtown Orlando market, buying the former Mama B's Giant Subs property with significant renovation plans ahead, the company's owner told GrowthSpotter.  Located at 692 N. Orange Ave. on the southwest corner...

  • Aldi plans 17th Orlando-area store in East Orange on Curry Ford

    Aldi plans 17th Orlando-area store in East Orange on Curry Ford

    German-owned grocer Aldi Food Market is planning its 17th store in the Greater Orlando market on Curry Ford Road, with a new larger and redesigned floorplan.  The rapidly expanding grocer applied Monday for Development Plan review with Orange County. Plans submitted by Ormand Beach-based engineering...

  • Aldi to build second grocery store on Kissimmee's W192

    Aldi to build second grocery store on Kissimmee's W192

    Fast-growing German-owned grocer Aldi Food Market is planning a fifth Osceola County store and second on Kissimmee's W192 corridor. SunDev Properties principal Mohamed Diab told GrowthSpotter the grocer will break ground before the end of the year on a 19,000-square-foot store in the Cane Island...

  • Michigan investor adds W192 shopping center to Orlando-area portfolio

    Michigan investor adds W192 shopping center to Orlando-area portfolio

    A Michigan anesthesiologist and real estate investor is expanding his growing Orlando-area portfolio with the $4 million acquisition of a strip center on Kissimmee's W192 tourism corridor. Harbhajan Singh and his wife, Shanti, purchased the Celebration Plaza shopping center at 5455 W. Irlo Bronson...

  • Off Lease Only auto dealer preps big expansion near Orlando airport

    Off Lease Only auto dealer preps big expansion near Orlando airport

    Used car dealer Off Lease Only, Inc., is preparing to triple its footprint northeast of Orlando International Airport and solidify a claim as Greater Orlando's top-selling auto dealership by volume.  The company owns and or leases more than 28 acres on the northwest corner of Narcoossee and McCoy...

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  • CRE investors plan retail corner redevelopment in Orlando's Milk District

    CRE investors plan retail corner redevelopment in Orlando's Milk District

    A pair of realtors invested in a 1.25-acre assemblage in Downtown Orlando's Milk District are pursuing partial redevelopment of a handful of retail-commercial buildings. Located on the southwest corner of N. Bumby Avenue and E. Robinson Street, just southwest of the T.G. Lee Dairy plant, the project...

  • Land owners prepping for new retail center across from Providence

    Land owners prepping for new retail center across from Providence

    The owners of 27 acres at a prime corner across from the Providence master-planned golf community in Four Corners is prepping for a grocery-anchored retail development. The Gotts family has owned the property at the southwest corner of Ronald Reagan Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail (U.S. 17-92)...

  • More restaurants and apartments in the works for ChampionsGate

    More restaurants and apartments in the works for ChampionsGate

    The nation's largest Panera franchisee paid $1.3 million last week for one of the last undeveloped lots in ChampionsGate Village. Covelli Enterprises owns and operates 77 Panera Bread locations in Florida, including 32 in the Orlando area. The company acquired the lot next to Red Robin, which faces...

  • Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

    Osceola staff wants major changes to Tavistock Sunbridge plan

    Osceola County's planning staff is pushing for a dramatic rewrite of the Phase 1 master plan for Tavistock Development Company's Sunbridge project. Entitlements consultant Richard Levey and other members of the Tavistock team had an hours-long meeting in April with the county's Development Review...

  • Visit Orlando to move visitors center next to Mango's, new parking garage

    Visit Orlando to move visitors center next to Mango's, new parking garage

    Visit Orlando will be more than doubling the footprint of its Official Visitors Center in the heart of International Drive, with plans to move from a small inline retail space to the vacant gift shop next to Mango's Tropical Cafe, and the Hollywood Plaza parking garage now under construction.  ...

  • Osceola razes W192 eyesore building after years of code violations

    Osceola razes W192 eyesore building after years of code violations

    Osceola County demolished an abandoned, former walk-in medical clinic on the W192 tourism corridor last week after dealing with years of code violations, and is considering what should come next for the property. The owners of the former clinic at 4721 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway had racked...

  • RNR Tire Express expands into Lake County via Leesburg

    RNR Tire Express expands into Lake County via Leesburg

    The entrepreneur who started Champion Rent–To-Own furniture store recently bought a former Tuffy’s Auto repair shop in Leesburg, with plans to renovate and reopen as a national tires store.  Located at 10742 U.S. 441 across from Leesburg's Home Depot, The 4,550-square-foot building will reopen...

  • Nunziatas sell Walgreens-leased 1st floor of Downtown Orlando bldg for $6.18M

    Nunziatas sell Walgreens-leased 1st floor of Downtown Orlando bldg for $6.18M

    The brothers and co-CEOs of FBC Mortgage drew nearly $6.18 million last week from an investor for the Walgreens-leased first floor of Downtown Orlando's historic First National Bank building, 1.3 times what they paid for the entire property in 2014.  Located at 190 S. Orange Ave. on the northwest...

  • Artegon owner preps own mixed-use redevelopment concepts for I-Drive mall

    Artegon owner preps own mixed-use redevelopment concepts for I-Drive mall

    New York-based Lightstone Group is working with VHB, Inc., on its own mixed-use redevelopment plans for the 104-acre Artegon Marketplace property on N. International Drive, after nearly nine months of marketing the asset for sale.  Envisioning a mix of retail-commercial, hotels and multifamily...

  • D.R. Horton planning new South region HQ building near Lake Nona

    D.R. Horton planning new South region HQ building near Lake Nona

    D.R. Horton, the nation's largest homebuilder, is prepping to move its South Regional headquarter operations to East Park, a Horton-planned community just east of Lake Nona proper. Horton forward planning manager Chris Wrenn filed a Master Plan last week with the City of Orlando for a nearly 50,000-square-foot...

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  • Vacant W192 restaurant to be converted into culinary school & test kitchen

    Vacant W192 restaurant to be converted into culinary school & test kitchen

    The owner of a restaurant equipment supply company in New York plans to open a culinary school and test kitchen in Kissimmee this year, company executives told GrowthSpotter on Wednesday. W192 Development Authority Executive Director David Buchheit said he met Tuesday with owner Manuel Lebron and...

  • Orange planners prep new code to drive vertical redevelopment in Pine Castle Dist.

    Orange planners prep new code to drive vertical redevelopment in Pine Castle Dist.

    Orange County planners are working with stakeholders from a 500-acre area of the Pine Castle District to write a new form-based code that can drive dense, mixed-use redevelopment along a 3.8-mile stretch of S. Orange Avenue, with the Sand Lake SunRail station a focal point. Bounded by Hoffner Avenue...

  • Upshot Capital has big plans for 28-acre site on E192 tech corridor

    Upshot Capital has big plans for 28-acre site on E192 tech corridor

    An Orlando real estate investment group is expected to close on the purchase of a 28-acre vacant commercial site on Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor in late June, and plans more than $55 million in mixed-use construction. Upshot Capital Advisors CEO Raul Socarras told GrowthSpotter he envisions a...

  • New retail plans in varied stages around Ocoee's Colonial-Maguire intersection

    New retail plans in varied stages around Ocoee's Colonial-Maguire intersection

    New retail plans are in varied stages of development for three of four corners on the busy Ocoee intersection of W. Colonial Drive (S.R. 50) and Maguire Road, an area ripe for new investment with conservative traffic counts of more than 45,000 vehicles per day. On the northeast corner of Colonial...

  • Kissimmee shopping center at busy intersection sells for $5M

    Kissimmee shopping center at busy intersection sells for $5M

    An Orlando trucking business owner paid $5.075 million on Friday for 46,000 square feet of retail space at one of Kissimmee's busiest intersections. Vlado Ivetic, vice president of Ivetic Trucking, is the new owner of Pleasant Hill Center at the southwest corner of Pleasant Hill Road and John Young...

  • Developer builds assemblage in SE Lake Nona, plans neighborhood retail center

    Developer builds assemblage in SE Lake Nona, plans neighborhood retail center

    South Florida-based Futura Development Company paid a combined $3.05 million on Tuesday for the second and third parcels of a tripart assemblage in Southeast Lake Nona, with plans to develop its first mixed-use neighborhood retail center, the company's president told GrowthSpotter. The three parcels...

  • Shopping center developer buys prime corner lot site near Reunion Resort

    Shopping center developer buys prime corner lot site near Reunion Resort

    A Chattanooga-based shopping center paid $1.2 million last week for a prime corner piece of the 15-acre Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park. Adventure park owner Dave Lemieux told GrowthSpotter the park would remain open. "We didn't sell all our property, it's just a corner piece at the back of our...

  • AV Homes files plans for 700 homes next to new Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes files plans for 700 homes next to new Poinciana SunRail station

    AV Homes is reworking a concept plan the developer filed recently for its new 82-acre, transit-oriented community just north of the new Poinciana SunRail Station. The plan calls for a maximum of 300 single-family and 400 multifamily residential units on the property that was part of the Poinciana Office...

  • Winter Haven to consider proposed 1,747-home, mixed-use community near U.S. 27

    Winter Haven to consider proposed 1,747-home, mixed-use community near U.S. 27

    Winter Haven officials are scheduled to vote this month on a proposed mixed-use development that could add more than 1,700 new homes near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Thompson Nursery Road. The city's Planning Commission has already recommended approval of the future land use and rezoning for...

  • Delaware Hotel Group pays $2M for Motel 6 at Kissimmee Maingate

    Delaware Hotel Group pays $2M for Motel 6 at Kissimmee Maingate

    Delaware Hotel Group owner Mike Khatiwala has acquired his 20th hotel property and first in Florida with the purchase last week of the corporate-owned Motel 6 Kissimmee Maingate West for $2 million. The 147-room motel at 7455 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway sits on 3.2 acres just west of Reedy...

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  • Ripley Entertainment pursues grading & pond work on John Young Pkwy site

    Ripley Entertainment pursues grading & pond work on John Young Pkwy site

    An affiliate of Jim Pattison Group, owner of Orlando-based Ripley Entertainment Inc., is readying a 21-acre parcel on S. John Young Parkway for future development. The company paid $3.3 million in November 2015 for the property, an investment considered at the time as the likely site for a future...

  • St. Cloud set to annex new 276-acre assemblage for mixed-use project

    St. Cloud set to annex new 276-acre assemblage for mixed-use project

    The owners of 276 acres on the west side of Old Hickory Tree Road have applied for annexation to the city of St. Cloud, and are seeking Mixed-Use zoning for a 1,224-home community. The Roan Bridge assemblage consists of 17 parcels owned by members of the Jowers family and others. It's located just...

  • Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    Three new QSRs & more planned for site on Oviedo’s Mitchell Hammock Road

    A development planned for busy Mitchell Hammock Road could offer Oviedo commuters to Orlando new choices for low-cost dining. Hank Porcher, president of real estate development company T.L. Pittman and Associates Inc., said he has commitments from three quick-service restaurant companies for 11...

  • Intram lands developer for Phase 1 multifamily at Sunrise City Plaza

    Intram lands developer for Phase 1 multifamily at Sunrise City Plaza

    Intram Investments is teaming up with Integra Land Company for the multifamily portion of its 238-acre Sunrise City mixed-use project in Kissimmee's tourism corridor. Intram President Rashid Khatib told GrowthSpotter that the Lake Mary developer is expected to close in August on 11.5 acres just...

  • Gator's Dockside on Narcoossee moves ahead, mixed-use & SFR land available

    Gator's Dockside on Narcoossee moves ahead, mixed-use & SFR land available

    Gator's Dockside could break ground in June on a new restaurant site northeast of Lake Nona and has yet to hire a broker to market adjacent pads for mixed use, while a neighboring land owner wants to tweak his zoning for potential sale to a church -- or homebuilder.  The Orlando-based restaurant...

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  • Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Developer buys Altamonte Springs site for 7th local store of auto body repair chain

    Dallas-based Cross Development paid $790,000 on April 6 for a build-to-suit site in Altamonte Springs, planned as the seventh local store of auto body repair chain Caliber Collision.  Located at the intersection of Rainer Drive and Pearl Lake Causeway with frontage on Bunnell Road, the 2.21-acre...

  • Contractors sought to aid mixed-use planning on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    Contractors sought to aid mixed-use planning on Narcoossee Road lakefront

    A Saudi Arabian investor will seek a landscape architect and more in the coming weeks to refine plans for 35 acres on Lake Whippoorwill east of the Lake Nona Landing shopping center, the project's development coordinator told GrowthSpotter.  Paperwork for a Specific Parcel Master Plan was filed...

  • Panera franchisee forms JV with Fresh Kitchen to expand statewide

    Panera franchisee forms JV with Fresh Kitchen to expand statewide

    The nation's largest Panera Bread franchisee has entered a joint venture with Tampa-based Ciccio Restaurant Group to expand its fast-casual Fresh Kitchen restaurant concept statewide. Covelli Enterprises owns and operates 77 Panera Bread locations in Florida, including 32 in the Orlando area. The...

  • New fast-food Italian & Mexican brands enter Orlando market via I-Drive area

    New fast-food Italian & Mexican brands enter Orlando market via I-Drive area

    Local Cold Stone Creamery franchisees are preparing to open their own new quick-service Italian restaurant brand in the heart of International Drive.  Vijay Dattani and his brother, Bimal Dattani, own and operate seven Cold Stone locations in Greater Orlando with an eighth on the way, and their...

  • New craft brew pub planned in Downtown Eustis in time for Octoberfest

    New craft brew pub planned in Downtown Eustis in time for Octoberfest

    A new craft beer pub, dubbed Wolf Branch Brewing, will lease 1,700 square feet of space in the historic Iron Block Building on Bay Street in the heart of Downtown Eustis, and city development officials are excited. “We think a brew pub will bring positive activity and energy to downtown,” said...

  • Tampa developer has Lake Buena Vista land under contract, envisions 2 retail pads

    Tampa developer has Lake Buena Vista land under contract, envisions 2 retail pads

    Tampa-based developer Ocean Bleu Group has roughly an acre under contract in Lake Buena Vista just north of the Walt Disney World entrance, with redevelopment plans for retail, the company's CEO told GrowthSpotter.  The 0.77-acre site lies at 8699 Palm Parkway, on the northeast corner with S. Apopka...

  • Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville developer talks new signage & tech details for Kissimmee resort

    Margaritaville Resort will create a trio of landmark entrances on U.S. 192 through its sign package that will be photo-ops for years to come, developer Jim Bagley told GrowthSpotter on Thursday. "We expect to bring a Vegas-style entertainment sign package that’s very compelling and very tasteful,...

  • Blackfin and NADG partner on retail center land near Lake Nona High

    Blackfin and NADG partner on retail center land near Lake Nona High

    Palm Beach Gardens-based Blackfin Partners has brought on a partner in North American Development Group to help finance and develop its planned neighborhood retail center south of Lake Nona High School.  The duo paid $4.55 million on March 31 through an affiliate LLC for the 14.6-acre property,...

  • EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    EspoGroup to add retail and office near Tupperware SunRail station

    Orlando-based EspoGroup wants to start construction on a three-story mixed-use building just south of the future Tupperware SunRail station as as soon as permits are issued, company executives told GrowthSpotter. President Jose Notaro and General Manager Alessandro Esposito met Wednesday with Osceola...

  • Investor buys undeveloped land northeast of Mall at Millenia, mulls options

    Investor buys undeveloped land northeast of Mall at Millenia, mulls options

    A Boca Raton-based investor paid $5.2 million on Monday to take ownership of a valuable vacant parcel near the Mall at Millenia, after winning a legal dispute last year with a local development partner. The new owner told GrowthSpotter on Tuesday he'll now seek real estate consultants to advise...

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  • Tavistock plan calls for fewer homes, more jobs on Osceola side of Sunbridge

    Tavistock plan calls for fewer homes, more jobs on Osceola side of Sunbridge

    Tavistock Development Company has filed a concept plan revealing new details about the first development phase of its massive Sunbridge community in Osceola County. The first major takeaway from the revised Master Plan is a significant reduction in the number of homes proposed in the early phases....

  • Proposed Osceola building moratorium scaled back significantly

    Proposed Osceola building moratorium scaled back significantly

    Osceola County administrators have seriously walked back a controversial one-year building moratorium that could have put a halt to new development across 54 square miles around the Alligator Chain of Lakes. As it was originally drafted, the ordinance would have put a hold on the acceptance, processing or...

  • Tampa restaurant group bringing Fresh Kitchen concept to Orlando market

    Tampa restaurant group bringing Fresh Kitchen concept to Orlando market

    Tampa-based Ciccio Restaurant Group is bringing its healthy, fast-casual Fresh Kitchen concept to Orlando. CRG Vice President Steven Lanza told GrowthSpotter on Thursday the company has signed its first lease at Waterford Lakes Town Center, on Alafaya Trail just off the S.R. 408 expressway. It...

  • CitiTower in Downtown Orlando lines up 1st retail tenant, on pace for July opening

    CitiTower in Downtown Orlando lines up 1st retail tenant, on pace for July opening

    Buffalo, N.Y.-based The Healthy Scratch may begin its expansion via Downtown Orlando, a prospective first retail tenant in the 25-story CitiTower apartments south of Lake Eola that's on pace to open in July, the building's developer told GrowthSpotter.  Serving cold-pressed juices, smoothies, toasts,...

  • Mexican restaurant chain, cigar lounge new to Orlando planned at I-Drive 360

    Mexican restaurant chain, cigar lounge new to Orlando planned at I-Drive 360

    Irving, Texas-based Mexican restaurant chain Uncle Julio's is planning its first Central Florida location on International Drive, with construction underway on the building shell at I-Drive 360.  "They're someone we've been talking to for quite some time, it will be a very cool Mexican restaurant,"...

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