A brand new massive shopping center is coming to Orlando’s tourism district.
Orlando’s tourism district is getting more retail.
According to Ken Storey of the Orlando Weekly, a brand new strip shopping center will pop up on land that is currently sparse in tourism development. That shopping center will be Vineland Pointe, a 447,500-square-foot center to be developed by New York-based O’Connor Capital Partners that will be located on a 70-acre plot of land at the intersection of Daryl Carter Parkway and Regency Village Drive.
The massive project near the Walt Disney World end of Orlando’s tourism district will be home to some old Central Florida stand-bys as well as shops and restaurants new to the region. The complex, according to the Weekly, will be built in three phases and will include properties such as Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, Barnes and Noble, and other stores.
Vineland Pointe won’t be all shopping and restaurants, however, as the project will also bring entertainment venues to the area such as the region’s first Lucky Strike Bowling Alley and a movie theater.
Vineland Pointe will be designed to be a compliment to the booming Orlando Premium Outlets Vineland Shopping Center just north of the project on the relatively new Daryl Carter Parkway, a road that will, eventually, connect Apopka-Vineland Road to International Drive South, providing a much-needed alternative route for tourists and locals who don’t want to fight the constant traffic tie-ups on Apopka-Vineland to get to I-Drive.
But if Vineland Pointe proves successful, the purpose of the new connector road will be defeated as, it too, may succumb to the traffic woes that plagues the tourism district.
Vineland Pointe is planned to open phase one later this year or in early 2018.