July 23, 2019
Miami firm buys Kissimmee’s Gateway Station shopping center for long-term hold

The seller netted a $5 million profit in just three years on the shopping center it bought before the Tupperware SunRail station opened.

Orlando REIT pays $8.9M for Kissimmee retail property formerly anchored by Target

The store was built in 1992 when a Target opened there. Target closed its doors in 2013 and the property sold that year for $2.65 million.

Columbia Care to open three Orlando-area cannabis dispensaries as part of Florida retail rollout

The first Orlando dispensary on East Colonial Drive, near UCF, will open before the end of the year.

Downtown Mount Dora to get public market with NY deli, biergarten and more

Twelve vendors had already signed leases for the Mount Dora Marketplace, including the deli, a 28-tap craft bar, a florist, bakeries and juice bars. Find out when the market opens.

Tampa-based retail partners finishing lease-up for first building in Hamlin Plaza

The tenant line-up includes a medical office, a dance studio, insurance company and fitness studio.

Cagan Crossings adding more retail on U.S. 27

The developer already has deals with restaurant chains for the two end units.

Houston investment firm adds Clermont shopping center to portfolio

This is the buyer's 10th Orlando area shopping center asset, and first in Clermont.

New anchor helps Winter Park area shopping center sell for $18M

The seller saw an opportunity to add value to a shopping center that had lost its grocery store anchor. Learn how his hunch paid off.

The Packing District plans draw developer interest in John Young Parkway corridor

The buyer plans to build a new 49,000-square-foot car dealership across from the new city park in The Packing District.

Tattoo parlor chain owner files construction plans for new retail building south of I-Drive

The site is on S.R. 535 across from Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and close to the booming Sunrise City development.

Restaurateurs behind Orlando’s Menagerie Eatery & Bar just bought 101 Eola 's entire first floor commercial space

Local restaurateurs Jonathan Canonaco and Brian Buttner just bought the entire first-floor commercial space of Thornton Park's 101 Eola building.

Dr. Phillips announces new details for Packing District food hall and craft brewery

Get your first look how the developer plans to convert a former box factory into a hip food hall to anchor the new mixed-use Packing District near College Park.

Dave & Buster’s named as anchor for new Celebration shopping center

The arcade-giant would take 40,000 square feet in a new shopping center at Disney's World Drive interchange.

Developer buying land under Orlando Fashion Square mall with plans to demolish and rebuild it

Developer Chuck Whittall has a deal to buy the land under Orlando Fashion Square mall, a key step to tearing down and redeveloping the ailing Central Florida shopping center. Get the details in the GrowthSpotter-Orlando Sentinel report.

New fitness concept Row House opening in Orlando

Learn where the first two Row House fitness centers are opening, and find out how many more locations could be headed to Central Florida.

South Florida real estate investor pays $6.3M for Longwood strip center

See who just dropped $6.3 million for his third Orlando-area shopping center.

ALDI files constructions plans for new store on U.S. 192 in St. Cloud

German grocer ALDI is continuing its rapid expansion in the Orlando suburbs with another supermarket planned for Osceola County.

South Florida JV picks up shopping center near busy Semoran, Curry Ford intersection

The acquisition marks the buyers' entry into Orlando. Each partner intends to invest more into the market. Learn more about their plans here.

Downtown Orlando’s United Trophy building sells with major restoration plans

Find out who just bought the United Trophy Manufacturing building in downtown and what plans are in store for the roughly one-acre property.

Private equity firm forms joint venture with Kitson for shopping center portfolio

Get the details on this new JV partnership between developer Kitson and Apollo Global, and find out what it means for Orlando shoppers.

South Florida investment firm pays $2.5M for value add retail center near UCF

Learn what certain retail rents in the UCF submarket are currently demanding.

Unicorp sells marquee Winter Park retail centers for $63.5M

Learn who just paid top-dollar for Winter Park's Trader Joe's and Shake Shack property.

Equinox pays $3.5M for key parcel in WaterStar Orlando town center

Maitland-based Equinox Development Properties has closed on the first parcel in what would eventually be a 48-acre assemblage for the proposed WaterStar Orlando

Developer of Apopka's Gateway Plaza retail center nears groundbreaking

A so-called void in retail development in Apopka sparked this development. Find out more about plans and where asking rents are at here.

W.P. Carey pays $23.3M for high profile corners on I-Drive tourism corridor

Find out how the New York-based REIT got the inside track on these hot I-Drive properties. 

Ocoee retail development site scores city approval a decade after rezoning

Find out more about this long-time planned project near Ocoee's City Center West Orange master-planned development.

Upshot Capital buys vacant Apopka site for new urgent care center

Learn more about what's to come in Apopka and the storefront retailers along W. Orange Blossom Trail.

SITE Centers sells Millenia Plaza for $56.4M to Canadian real estate firm

Find out more about the parties involved in the recent $56.4 million sale of Millenia Plaza.

Equinox sells final piece of new Kirkman Station retail center near Valencia College

Learn more about Kirkman Station and its newly signed tenants.

Alabama real estate firm pays $8M for Altamonte Springs shopping center

Find out why the buyer of this unanchored shopping center thinks it's Amazon-proof.