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Liberty in the News

6 new eateries, shops slated for downtown’s Central Station by SunRail

June 22, 2015

The $200 million Central Station development with direct access to the SunRail/Lynx multimodal transit stop in downtown Orlando is getting several new shops and eateries to service the business and growing residential population.

Rida Development Corp.’s mixed-use complex — which features Crescent Communities LLC’s $54 million, 280-unit apartment midrise in the project’s first phase — now has tenants lined up for the 12,000 square feet of ground-level retail in the building at 480 N. Orange Ave.

 

Here’s a closer look at what’s coming:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts: 1,226 square feet
  • Philly Connection: 1,786 square feet
  • Ugrean: 1,414 square feet
  • Kabob: 1,198 square feet
  • Elegant Tailor & Drycleaning: 1,240 square feet
  • Envy Nails & Spa: 1,240 square feet

 

Janet Galvin of Liberty Universal Management Inc. represented the landlord in the lease deals.

 

The retail portion still has a remaining 3,495-square-foot end cap available, and Rida is in talks with a restaurant and bar to take that last space, Galvin said. New retail businesses in downtown create new permanent jobs, while also helping enhance area's existing amenities for both businesses looking to recruit top talent and residents moving into downtown.

 

Central Station is one of the region’s first new transit-oriented developments to be completed adjacent to the Lynx Central Station/SunRail station stop. Crescent Communities last fall announced plans to sell the apartment building as part of a nine-property, $700 million portfolio sale to UBS Global Real Estate, in part, because of its prime location drawing top dollar for the sale, as previously reported by Orlando Business Journal.