Author Topic: Regency Mall coming back?  (Read 11299 times)

thelakelander

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2017, 09:24:59 PM »
I'm interested to see how the International Decor Outlet concept works out. It seems like its taking them forever to open up.
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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2017, 11:20:17 PM »
The land regency sits on would be great for something similar to Baldwin Park in Orlando. They have a similar / smaller concept in that area near the walmart, but it could definitely be done better.

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2017, 01:55:13 PM »
^ The major difference is the surrounding area incomes

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2017, 03:23:12 PM »
Baldwin Park is surrounded by some nasty neighborhoods similar to what's around Regency. Colonial and Semoran to the South and East are littered with gun shops, strip clubs and seedy strip malls. The traffic is worse by regency, but only because it's right on Atlantic, rather than further back.

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2017, 03:45:50 PM »
A big difference I see is scale. Baldwin Park covers more than 1100 acres itself. At best, Regency appears to be somewhere between 120 and 140 acres. Also, University Boulevard is about three miles from Regency.  Audubon Park and Fashion Square Mall are both basically across the street from Baldwin Park. Winter Park's ritzy Park Aveue is 1.5 miles NW, Thornton Park is 2 miles SW and downtown Orlando is 3 miles east. Also, although Colonial has its rough patches, as a whole, it's a decent commercial strip between Semoran and downtown and ViMi is pretty cool.
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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #35 on: May 07, 2017, 08:20:21 AM »
Status?  Anything open yet?  Thanks,

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #37 on: July 12, 2017, 09:37:49 PM »
What a mess....

Perhaps IDO should explore Gateway's Mall. It's closed too but it's smaller and apparently in better shape...

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The future of the International Decor Outlet and Asian Town in Regency Square just got even cloudier.

 
“International Décor Outlet (IDO) has been forced to dramatically scale back its plans for the rejuvenation of Regency Square,” reads a statement issued by the company behind the two projects. It has filed a lawsuit saying that problems with the mall — specifically a leaking roof and faulty air conditioning — are preventing it from adding tenants.

The move follows the closure of an automobile museum in the mall earlier this year that its owners also blamed on a leaking roof.

http://jacksonville.com/business/2017-07-11/firm-dramatically-scale-back-plans-regency-square
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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #38 on: July 12, 2017, 11:02:48 PM »
A quick check in google maps shows there is about 30 acres of land (mall and parking). What is something "game changing" that could better fill that space and not be a sea of barron concrete? Theme parks require at least 3 times that much land. It's too late to try something retail centric like the town center, but maybe something like Tapestry Park, but scaled up could work?

We have a place here in orlando called the Sodo Shopping Center that is only a slightly smaller footprint. Basically an anchor store with housing and offices over a parking structure with ground level retail and restaurants. Jax really needs to start building places like this. They're popping up left and right here in Orlando and greatly help create density/little vibrant pockets.

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #39 on: July 13, 2017, 08:12:36 AM »
The Sodo Shopping Center sounds like a good idea.  Couldn't the east side of the mall be kept, remove the west side,  keep Dillards as a stand alone store and add other stand alone shops around it like Roosevelt Square ?  There are new restaurants popping up all around the existing Regency Mall area and Lennar is building homes like crazy on the southwest side of the Southside Connector.  Two new stores just opened in the shopping center where HH Gregg was so there is going to be a need to revitalize the area.

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Re: Regency Mall coming back?
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2017, 08:59:54 AM »
Dead shopping malls rise, like mountains beyond mountains...

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