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The Current - Lee Vista

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New Super Target to open on Lee Vista over by the airport:

http://www.ppusa.com/properties/view/current

The OBJ reports that this will be a 75-acre 725,000-square-foot center

http://orlando.bizjournals.com/orlando/sto.../07/story9.html

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The property owners website describes the center as:

The Current at Lee Vista will incorporate the freshness of the Florida modern style combined with the warm materials of Central Florida. The street scape and landscaping will give The Current the edgy, energetic and young environment which will position it as a world class destination. These materials can be combined in creative and unexpected ways to create mystery, excitement and a truly modern expression. Florida Modern Style has been traditionally incorporated into the community in small doses. Used on a broader scale and with a blend of unexpected materials, this style will create a powerful, modern visual environment enveloping well developed, exciting, public, pedestrian spaces with drama, simplicity, and an eclectic materials pallet drawn from the local architecture.

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At least there won't be a shortage of parking. And it's good to know that Orlando's (vs. other areas) Super Target is now the main attraction of a world class destination. What I think will be the greatest asset to this development will be the upscale consumers purchasing decibel meters to see how loud the jets are!!! There needs to be a Discovery Store or Brookstone with those. They will fly off the shelves. :stop:

Now where is that spoon I was gagging on back in the 80s when they started these strip malls.

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At least there won't be a shortage of parking. And it's good to know that Orlando's (vs. other areas) Super Target is now the main attraction of a world class destination. What I think will be the greatest asset to this development will be the upscale consumers purchasing decibel meters to see how loud the jets are!!! There needs to be a Discovery Store or Brookstone with those. They will fly off the shelves. :stop:

Now where is that spoon I was gagging on back in the 80s when they started these strip malls.

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New Super Target to open on Lee Vista over by the airport:

http://www.ppusa.com/properties/view/current

The OBJ reports that this will be a 75-acre 725,000-square-foot center

http://orlando.bizjournals.com/orlando/sto.../07/story9.html

19.jpg

129.jpg

130.jpg

The property owners website describes the center as:

The Current at Lee Vista will incorporate the freshness of the Florida modern style combined with the warm materials of Central Florida. The street scape and landscaping will give The Current the edgy, energetic and young environment which will position it as a world class destination. These materials can be combined in creative and unexpected ways to create mystery, excitement and a truly modern expression. Florida Modern Style has been traditionally incorporated into the community in small doses. Used on a broader scale and with a blend of unexpected materials, this style will create a powerful, modern visual environment enveloping well developed, exciting, public, pedestrian spaces with drama, simplicity, and an eclectic materials pallet drawn from the local architecture.

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This looks reminiscent of Waterford Lakes or the Loop. Does anyone know if there are plans for a movie theater? It would make sense cause the closest theaters I think are Premier and Festival bay. That side of town desperatley need shopping. I can't help but wonder what tourist must think once they leave the airport and they see nothing but a chillis and a cracker barrell. Maybe once this is built people who visit Orlando will see the other side of Orlando.

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This looks reminiscent of Waterford Lakes or the Loop. Does anyone know if there are plans for a movie theater? It would make sense cause the closest theaters I think are Premier and Festival bay. That side of town desperatley need shopping. I can't help but wonder what tourist must think once they leave the airport and they see nothing but a chillis and a cracker barrell. Maybe once this is built people who visit Orlando will see the other side of Orlando.

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The property owners website describes the center as:

The Current at Lee Vista will incorporate the freshness of the Florida modern style combined with the warm materials of Central Florida. The street scape and landscaping will give The Current the edgy, energetic and young environment which will position it as a world class destination. These materials can be combined in creative and unexpected ways to create mystery, excitement and a truly modern expression. Florida Modern Style has been traditionally incorporated into the community in small doses. Used on a broader scale and with a blend of unexpected materials, this style will create a powerful, modern visual environment enveloping well developed, exciting, public, pedestrian spaces with drama, simplicity, and an eclectic materials pallet drawn from the local architecture.

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It sounds like the property owners used a random cool adjective generator to write a press release with only minor editing.

Maybe I should be high or something to understand this. :dontknow: Spend this 'imaging' money into something besides vague guidelines (and I'm talking about the no doubt forthcoming 50 page design 'concept') and press releases!

Target is better than a Wal-Mart, sure, but I still don't know about the future for big retail like this. Not a bad location..if only it was connected by light rail or something to the airport and nearby neighborhoods? Oh, if only.

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Lee Vista Update:

1. Vista Palms is moving along. Home Depot and Walgreens is open. It is also getting a Kohl's and Ruby Tuesday:

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2. The wal-mart in the new Wal-Mart power center is well under construction at New Goldenrod and Hoffner.

3. Tijuana Flats is going in between Vista Lakes and Lake Nona south of 528:

http://www.lavinaorlando.com/

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4. A lowe's is planned for Narcoossee just North of 528.

5. A Hershey's ice cream shop is now open in Vista Lakes Village.

6. American Pie Pizza Company has been open for a few months now on Semoran next to the Ale House in Lee Vista.

7. Starbucks and Chipotle have been open a few months now at Lee Vista / Semoran

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Lee Vista Update:

5. A Hershey's ice cream shop is now open in Vista Lakes Village.

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Opening Date changed to Spring/Summer 2009 for the Current:

A lot more details on other tenants and layout:

http://www.katzassociates.com/pdf/the_curr...t_lee_vista.pdf

There have been several stories in the OBJ lately of businesses looking to build and relocate to Lee Vista, a couple that are getting financial incentives from the city:

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Intellon Corp.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories.../26/story1.html

Intellon would provide 34 jobs with an average wage of $96,645.....Intellon was ranked No. 19 on Inc. magazine's list of fastest-growing companies in the computer and electronics industry. From January 2004 to September 2007, the company created 73 new jobs at its three locations...Cushman & Wakefield of Florida Inc.'s Robyn Moran says her firm has talked with Intellon CEO Charlie Harris about locating in the Lee Vista area.

DEI Services Corp.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories.../10/story2.html

The Winter Park simulation and training firm's board of directors officially will decide Sept. 11 on whether or not to renew its vows with the Orlando area, thereby forgoing a package of incentives from the Old Dominion state, which has been wooing DEI for about a year...DEI may build it in the Lee Vista area near Orlando International Airport within 18-20 months.

Vehicle Inspection Systems Inc.

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http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories...11/story10.html

Bavar buys 34-acre site near airport, plans offices

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http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories...17/daily45.html

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Although not mentioned ever, Lee Vista will provide the other bookend to UCF's Research Park for the counties Innovation Way and links in to Lake Nona nicely with the Goldenrod and Narcoossee's road expansions.

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"The Current - Lee Vista" leasing update:

Restaurants:

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Village Tavern

Longhorn Steakhouse

Pei Wei

Retail:

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Best Buy

Booksamillion

Bealls

Marshalls

Michaels

Office Depot

Petsmart

Existing Restaurants in Lee Vista:

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American Pie Pizza Company

Ale House

Chili's

Tony Roma's

Bennigans

Denny's

Hooters

TGI Fridays

Cracker Barrell

Beef O'Brady's

Starbucks

Cold Stone Creamery

Chipotle

Panda Express

Wendy's

Nature's Table (Citadel)

Site Plan shows plans for at least 3 more freestanding restaurants:

http://www.katzassociates.com/pdf/the_curr...t_lee_vista.pdf

-> Here's hoping that Darden adds Seasons 52 to go along with Longhorn and that a couple of independent restaurants join the ranks.

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Has there ever been any case where a "lifestlye center" has failed, closed retailers, boarded up, becoming crime infested, loitering cess pools?

Isn't that what happened in MetroWest on Kirkman when the Wal-Mart Supercenter opened?

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Has there ever been any case where a "lifestlye center" has failed, closed retailers, boarded up, becoming crime infested, loitering cess pools?

Isn't that what happened in MetroWest on Kirkman when the Wal-Mart Supercenter opened?

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"The Current" construction is well under way on Lee Vista. Uno's has been added to the list of restaurants going in and a Pets Mart Pet Hotel is getting built.

The Wal-Mart supercenter and Kohl's opened up this week in the Lee Vista area(see above). I'm no fan of Wal-Mart, but they are doing a nice job with the elevations in this plaza. Both this Wal-Mart plaza and the Home Depot/Kohl's plaza have a lot of land for additional retail. With the Super Target going in, there will be a lot of activity in Lee Vista for new retail through the end of 2009.

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finally some decent resteraunts aka uno's coming near the airport.

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