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What's Going On With Festival Bay Mall?

January 24th, 2014 8:33 AM by Brent Ferry

If you've ever been to Festival Bay Mall located at the northern end of International Drive across from the Premium Outlets and long anchored by the impressive Bass Pro Shops together with Ron Jon Surf Shop, Shepler's Western Wear, and Cinemark Theaters, you know that the center has always been otherwise, pretty much, eerily vacant.

I thought it was going to be renovated? So what's going on with the redevelopment project? Here is a news release from yesterday with more information regarding the transformation of this retail attraction into an eclectic new space.  In addition to the release below, The Orlando Business Journal reported yesterday an opening around Memorial Day as well as an additional tenant - a 46,000 square foot bowling lounge and entertainment concept called Revolutions Eat Drink Rock and Bowl.

International Drive Attraction Announces New Anchor Tenants to Join Stellar Lineup

Project Will Feature Expansive Artisan Marketplace

ORLANDO, Fla.Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artegon Orlando, an expansive shopping, dining and entertainment attraction located on International Drive, announced today that it will open later this year.  The project, situated on 140 acres, will also feature a "first of its kind" Marketplace, which will include artisans, crafters, and unique retail stores. 


Joining Artegon Orlando's current anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Cinemark Theaters, Book Warehouse, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Shepler's Western Wear will be Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill (20,000 square feet),Berghoff German Beer Hall (20,000 square feet), Revolutions Eat Drink Rock and Bowl (46,000 square feet), andRadbourne Skatepark (50,000 square feet). 

The Marketplace at Artegon Orlando will emulate the energy and first-class offerings of the great markets around the world, providing visitors with an exciting "sense of discovery" at every turn.  "The Marketplace at Artegon provides an incredibly unique opportunity for independent retailers, artisans, and entrepreneurs to partner with Orlando'smost exciting new attraction at very favorable terms," said Steve Sless, executive vice president for Artegon Orlando.   Spaces range from 100 square feet to 10,000 square feet at the project, with flexible lease terms available.

Artegon Orlando will host a "Leasing Open House" on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the project's community room, where interested tenants can learn about the project, and have an opportunity to meet and speak with members of the leasing, marketing, and management teams. 

Artegon Orlando is actively seeking high quality and unique artisans, crafters, and retailers.  Anyone interested in leasing space may contact: 

Steve Sless at or (443) 742-6454 or (407) 351-7718, x 102;
Scott Benjamin at or (407) 351-7718, x104

Located at 5250 International Drive in Orlando, Artegon Orlando is ideally positioned within the world's most visited city, and enjoys an easily accessible location close to Universal Studios Orlando, the Orange County Convention Center, Downtown Orlando, and directly adjacent to Premium Outlets International. 

For more information on Artegon Marketplace, visit our website at

Artegon Orlando is owned by Baltimore, Maryland based Paragon Outlet Partners.  As one of the most exciting development firms in the retail real estate industry, Paragon Outlet Partners brings a solid blend of unique experience, entrepreneurial spirit and steadfast commitment to its work. Proudly, our core values – quality, innovation and integrity – reliably lead the company's everyday dealings along with long-term goals.  Paragon Outlet Partners is led by Principals Nick King and Bob Brvenik.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on January 24th, 2014 8:33 AM


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