Tupperware sells two parcels, close to inking deal for hotel site

Tupperware Brands has closed on two property sales in recent weeks and is about a month away from closing a deal to bring a 120-room Hampton Inn to the Crosslands in Kissimmee.

Tom Roehlk, vice president of Tupperware Brands, told GrowthSpotter the company sold an outparcel at the Orange Blossom Trail entrance of Crosslands to a Wisconsin-based Culver's franchisee. 

GrowthSpotter first reported in mid-March that the fast-casual restaurant famous for "ButterBurgers" and frozen custard was opening a location at the corner of OBT and Centerview Boulevard. The sale closed just before Memorial Day for $1.33 million.

On Monday Tupperware, through its subsidiary Deerfield Land Corp., also sold a 1-acre parcel on Miranda Lane, east of OBT, to local ophthalmologist Ly Nguyen for a future medical office. 

"We had one lonely little acre there," Roehlk said. The sale price was $350,000.

Nguyen's Eye Florida currently has offices in Kissimmee and St. Cloud, and she has surgical privileges at Florida Hospitals, St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Tupperware/Deerfield is also nearing a deal with Winter Park-based Daniel Corporation to sell a 3.5-acre outparcel at the intersection of OBT and Centerview.

The site has an approved plan and building permit for a five-story, 120-room hotel and 5,500-square-foot restaurant. Roehlk said the developer plans to build a Hampton Inn, but he doesn't know if they have a restaurant user yet.

Tupperware got the building permits approved for the hotel and restaurants last September -- before there was even a contract on the property -- so the buyer could avoid paying mobility fees. The county's mobility fee ordinance took effect Oct. 1, 2015.

Daniel Corp. has had the property under contract since January and was scheduled to close in April, but it has been pushed back potentially until August. The company has posted a "Hotel Coming Soon" sign on the property.

Officials with Daniel declined to comment. 

The Tupperware/Deerfield property has entitlements for 500 hotel rooms. The Planned Development extends east to encompass the Tupperware SunRail station and its immediate vicinity. The company still has entitlements for more than 1.5 million square feet of office space and about 1,500 multifamily units near the station. 

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