RIDA announces new tenant line-up for downtown ChampionsGate

RIDA Development Corp. has added four new tenants to its Downtown ChampionsGate Shopping Center, leaving just one end-cap space available.

RIDA Senior Vice President Marc Reicher told GrowthSpotter he has executed leases with Huey Magoo’s Chicken Tenders, Great Clips, Little Greek Fresh Grill, and Beautiful Body Esthetic & Spa. Currently, the developer is seeking a full-service restaurant to fill its last vacancy of 2932 sq ft.

"It's an end-cap with an 800-square-foot patio," Reicher said. "All of my restaurants have a lot of tableside service outside. There's a 20-foot sidewalk so we can really promote that pedestrian experience."

The new tenants should be open by the end of the year, Reicher said.

In the last two years, ChampionsGate has expanded its dining offerings with national restaurants such as Miller's Ale House, Panera Bread, Red Robin, Tijuana Flats, First Watch, Dunkin Donuts, Jersey Mike's, Wendy's and Menchies.

RIDA added variety by bringing in local restaurants, such as 4 Corners Tavern, Blue Coast Asian Cuisine and Osteria Italian Kitchen. Reicher said the 34,435-square-foot development was designed to appeal to residents and ChampionsGate visitors.

"We’ve been very selective about creating a good mix," Reicher said.  "We’re a community builder, not a shopping-center builder."

ChampionsGate and neighboring Reunion Resort have helped fuel Osceola County's building boom over the last several years, adding hundreds of millions in new construction. The Four Corners-area dining and entertainment options haven't kept pace with the new vacation home and multifamily development in the area.

Encore Capital, master developer of Reunion, recently signed Orlando Health as an anchor tenant in Reunion Village, just across the I-4 interchange from ChampionsGate. The property is part of a larger 109-acre mixed use development that will feature three upscale dining locations, one multi-tenant retail building and 300 home sites.

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