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Artegon Marketplace to Close, Future Development Undisclosed

Artegon Marketplace, the retooled 452,000 square-foot megamall on International Drive that opened just two years ago, will close in two weeks. Reports said the owners held a meeting with the mall’s tenants this morning to share the news.

Last October we reported that a “top U.S. theme park operator” may be in the preliminary process of building a major tourist project on 200+ acres of land on Orlando’s International Drive.

That location includes land that the Artegon Marketplace sits on. The mall has been up for sale since August 2016. Artegon Marketplace opened in 2014. The facility first opened in 2002 as Festival Bay Mall.

Several anchor stores, including Bass Pro Shops and Cinemark Theater, will remain open.

Representatives of the Artegon Marketplace have declined comment on the future of the parcel.  Watch this website for further details as they become available.


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Town Center at Disney Springs Now Open

Town Center, the newest neighborhood at Disney Springs, is now open for business!

Town Center at Disney Springs is a brand-new, sprawling retail-centered area. Spanish revival architecture, fountains, lush landscaping and dominant water features, make Town Center a absolutely beautiful addition to the former Downtown Disney destination, now dubbed Disney Springs.

Here are a few photos of Town Center, taken shortly after opening:

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: Lagoon with Planet Hollywood in the background. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: Indoor Shopping Concourse. Click to enlarge

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: Over the bridge looking towards the new STK Orlando restaurant. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs – Blaze Pizza overlooking the lagoon. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: Outdoor shopping concourse. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: View of shopping concourse from Lime parking garage entrance. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs Town Center | I-4 Exit Guide
Town Center at Disney Springs: Crowds gather near Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar. Click to enlarge.

 

Disney Springs is open 7 days a week, typically from 10:00 am to Midnight, although hours can vary per establishment and are subject to change.

Why not plan your next vacation by staying near Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). Find your perfect hotel here!


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Night Lane Closures and Detours in Tampa I-275/I-4 Interchange Area

Multiple lanes may be closed in each direction of I-275 from west of Ashley Drive/Scott Street/Tampa Street (Exit 44) to north of I-4 (Exit 45B) from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. through Thursday (May 26) nights.

Closures and detours will be adjusted as needed for traffic leaving the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff game Tuesday night.

Also, Southbound I-275 traffic may be detoured off at the downtown exit between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. through Thursday (May 26) nights. DETOUR: All southbound mainline traffic will be directed off at Exit 45A to Doyle Carlton Drive. Drivers will turn right onto Doyle Carlton Drive, right onto Palm Avenue, right onto Tampa Street, then turn right onto the ramp to re-enter southbound I-275.


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Artegon Marketplace Grand Opening This Weekend

Starting Thursday, November 20, and running through Saturday, November 22, Orlando’s Artegon Marketplace will be celebrating its grand opening with a full schedule of live entertainment throughout the property.

Guests will be treated to continuous live entertainment ranging from African acrobats to the Blues Brothers and will be among the first to experience Artegon’s expansive “Sky Trail” ropes course
and collection of 165 artisanal shops and stores featuring locally sourced products and services.

The full line-up of grand opening festivities also includes:
– Street Beatz, an urban musical rhythmic experience.
– Anti-Gravity, an acrobatic show featuring athletic and dance performers.
– Street Breakz, a high energy audience participation breakdance show.
– Caricaturists, henna and jawa tattoo painters, and canvas airbrush artists.
– Stilt-walkers, power jumpers, cirque acts and other edgy performers.
– Radio remotes with K92FM, XL 106.7, Rumba 100.3 and MAGIC 107.7.
– Complimentary swag bag for the first 200 guests.

Artegon Marketplace Orlando is a new shopping concept for the region inspired by such famous marketplaces as Seattle’s Pike Place, Boston’s Faneuil Hall, New York’s Chelsea Market and the London Flower Market. Located in the former Festival Bay Mall, it was redeveloped by Paragon Outlet Partners, LLC, considered one of the most influential and forward-thinking development firms in the nation’s retail real estate industry.

Unique to the shopping attraction is Florida’s largest daily indoor artisan marketplace. The Village at Artegon Marketplace Orlando houses 165 artisanal shops and stores where local craftspeople
sell and demonstrate their products and services. They include Florida Soap Company, Poca’s Hottest, Vagabond Traveler, David Ramirez Chocolates and Kathryn McHenry of SOS Art Studio,2
along with a variety of other one-of-a-kind artisans offering eco-friendly handbags and accessories, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork, custom clothing and locally-sourced foods. Complementing The Village at Artegon Marketplace Orlando are some of the biggest brands in dining and retail. These anchor tenants include Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Cinemark Theaters, Sheplers Western Stores, Radbourne Center, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and Berghoff’s Oktoberfest. The latter two venues are scheduled to open by spring 2015. Rounding out the guest experience are more than 20 in-line retailers. Highlights include GODS & MONSTERS, the first high-end innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the country, and the nation’s first International Hot Glass, a glass gallery showcasing artists from around the world and a studio where guests can work with a professional glass blower to create their own
piece of art.

Paragon Outlet Partners designed Artegon Marketplace Orlando to be a highly immersive and interactive experience unlike any other in Central Florida. Beyond the artisan marketplace, anchor
tenants and in-line retailers, other defining features include:

– The Great Hall with an expansive “Sky Trail” ropes course (paid admission) and a variety of food offerings, from coffee and Danish to pizza, sandwiches and salads.
– Free Wi-Fi both indoors and in the outdoor plaza areas.
– Caricaturists, henna and jawa tattoo painters, canvas airbrush artists and other edgy performers.
– Streetmosphere performers, from jugglers to singers to stilt walkers, strolling throughout the shopping attraction on weekends.
– An industrial-chic environment punctuated by heavy wooden support beams, exposed brick and weathered steel.

Operating hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Sunday. Artisan studios will be open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Artegon Marketplace Orlando is located at 5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 with easy access for local residents via W. Oak Ridge Road, Sand Lake Road, and other alternatives to I-4.

Orlando’s Artegon Marketplace Opens November 2014

Artegon Orlando’s expansive marketplace will feature unique and diverse food, one-of-a-kind merchandise, artwork, handcrafted items and entertainment surrounded by some of the biggest brands in dining and retail including Bass pro Shops Outdor World, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Cinemark Theaters, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, Berghoff’s Octoberfest and Sheplers Western Stores.

Inspired by the great marketplaces in the U.S. and from around the world, such as Pike Place, Faneuil Hall, Chelsea Market, Reading Terminal and Greenwich Village, Artegon Orlando is a showcase destination where an exciting and eclectic atmosphere will create lasting memories and become one of the must-see stops for Orlando vacationers and convention attendees.

Artegon Marketplace is slated to open on November 20, 2014. It’s located at 5250 International Drive, in Orlando.


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Disney Moving Forward With Flamingo Crossings Project

Disney is finally moving forward on “Flamingo Crossings”, a project that was originally announced back in 2007 but became a victim of the faltering economy.

Flamingo Crossings is located directly outside the western gateway to Walt Disney World Resort and directly off Florida State Route 429. Disney has confirmed that the project is now on the front burner. Disney spokesperson, Marilyn Waters explained “Flamingo Crossings is a Disney master-planned, value-oriented tourist district that will combine third-party branded lodging, retail and dining. We are pleased that the project continues to move forward with interest from well-known brands and hotels.”

Right now, Marriott has filed an application to build 2 hotels and “associated site amenities” on 10.5 acres. Those hotels are the Springhill Suites and Towneplace Suites. Marriot describes TownePlace Suites as “designed for comfortable long-term stays, featuring full- sized kitchens, high-tech amenities and more.” SpringHill Suites are described as “Style and space. Beautifully priced.”

According to Disneys Flamingo Crossings website Flamingo Crossings will be a “pedestrian-friendly themed” development ultimately consisting of 7 hotels, a “Main street” retail development site, several casual sit-down and fast food restaurants, 300,000 to 500,000 square feet of tourist-related retail including gas/convenience stores, grocery, gift shops, and services related outlets.

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Directions:
From I-4 Westbound:
Exit 68 (Rte. 535). Left at light onto Route 535, left at next light onto Vineland Avenue at Little Lake Bryan; proceed 1 mile.

From I-4 Eastbound:
Exit 68 (old 27). Proceed straight across light at end of ramp onto Vineland Avenue; continue 1 mile.

Heading South on International Drive, past SeaWorld right at light into Vineland Village (Vineland Avenue).