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Property owner behind former CSI attraction seeks broker, tenant for building

Highlighted in blue, the parcel that has housed CSI: The Experience for the past three years now has a vacant building available for lease.
Highlighted in blue, the parcel that has housed CSI: The Experience for the past three years now has a vacant building available for lease. (Orange County Property Appraiser)

Lansing, Mich.-based The Eyde Co., a developer and property manager that owns the International Drive parcel that attraction CSI: The Experience is vacating, is preparing the space for lease and seeking a local listing broker, a lead executive with the company told GrowthSpotter.

Located at 7220 I-Drive, just a few blocks south from Wet 'n Wild, the attraction based on one of CBS' longest running shows had been open since 2012, operated by Austria-based EMS Exhibits. Its impromptu closing was reported on Oct. 15 by the Orlando Sentinel.

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EMS had time remaining on an extended lease with Eyde Co., making its imminent exit a bit of a surprise, according to Jim Rundell, vice president of property management at Eyde.

The 22,593-square-foot, two-story building will become available for lease immediately, and could house a large restaurant, retail or another attraction. Lease rates are open to negotiation, and Eyde Co. will likely seek a local commercial broker to list the property, Rundell said.

"It's an excellent building in great condition, with new mechanics and roof, an abundance of parking, and a new tenant moving in next door," he said.

Ker's WingHouse, a themed sports bar and restaurant chain, has been signed to lease a lone vacant space next to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. That property lies on a parcel with a three-tenant commercial building directly south of the CSI: The Experience property, both of which Eyde Co. owns. Ker's WingHouse will fill a space formerly leased by China Jade Buffet.

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