Author Topic: Regency Mall coming back?  (Read 6913 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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jaxjaguar

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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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