Archive for the Category ‘Lake Nona News’

Land Prep for Major Retail District has Finally Started in Lake Nona

Land Prep for Major Retail District has Finally Started in Lake Nona

Possibly the hottest topic in Lake Nona for the last 5 years has been talks about the large retail area coming to the area, and it looks like it might finally become a reality. We’ve had a few shops and restaurants opening in the area, but to get to any large retail stores, we need [...]

Health commercialization biz to open in Medical City’s new GuideWell center

Health commercialization biz to open in Medical City’s new GuideWell center

A national health care and medical device commercialization business is on its way to Lake Nona’s Medical City. Charlotte, N.C.-based Edison Nation Medical, which works with individuals, early stage startups and institutions to identify health care innovations that can be brought to the market, will have a presence in the new GuideWell UST Global Innovation [...]

Villages, Lake Nona among nation’s top planned communities

Villages, Lake Nona among nation’s top planned communities

Two seemingly opposite Central Florida residential developments — The Villages and Lake Nona — both dominated sales last year not just in the region but also nationally. Northwest of Orlando, The Villages active adult development last week held onto its perennial spot as the nation’s best-selling master-planned community. Yet its sales have declined for years, [...]

Kaká impressed by new training facility, rapid growth of Orlando City

Kaká impressed by new training facility, rapid growth of Orlando City

In front of a crowd of several hundred people at the Lake Nona Town Center, Orlando City unveiled the designs for its new 23-acre, $20 million training facility that will be built just down the road. Lions star midfielder Kaká said he has been impressed by the rapid expansion of the club, including the stadium [...]

New $20M Lake Nona soccer training complex spurs luxury resort plans

New $20M Lake Nona soccer training complex spurs luxury resort plans

Rasesh Thakkar for some time now has had a vision for a new luxury resort and spa in Lake Nona’s new 300-acre Sports and Performance District. But now there’s a bigger need to solidify that concept rather quickly. Orlando City Soccer Club last week announced it’s gunning for a goal of early 2017 to open [...]

GuideWell Innovation and Healthbox to help startups in Lake Nona

GuideWell Innovation and Healthbox to help startups in Lake Nona

GideWell Innovation and Healthbox announced Thursday that they are partnering to create a program to help startup companies get on their feet. Beginning May 16, the Florida Studio in Partnership with GuideWell Innovation will be held at the new GuideWell Innovation Center in Lake Nona for eight weeks. The studio’s main focus is companies that [...]

The Nation’s Foremost Health Industry Leaders and Innovators Gather to Explore and Activate New Ideas in Health and Wellness at the 2016 Lake Nona Impact Forum

The Nation’s Foremost Health Industry Leaders and Innovators Gather to Explore and Activate New Ideas in Health and Wellness at the 2016 Lake Nona Impact Forum

Next week, 250 of the nation’s top CEOs, health care entrepreneurs and innovators, government officials and other thought leaders will discuss and develop solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living throughout the world during a series of collaborative, action-oriented discussions about the impact of healthy community innovation; sports health and performance; progress and challenges [...]

Lake Nona man shot by attempted car burglars

Lake Nona man shot by attempted car burglars

A man was shot Tuesday night as he chased two attempted car burglars in Lake Nona, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting occurred in the Moss Park Commons complex in Lake Nona Tuesday night around 11:30pm as the 30-year-old man confronted two men attempting to break into his car. According to police, he [...]

3 questions with the man bringing specialty grocer to Lake Nona area

3 questions with the man bringing specialty grocer to Lake Nona area

When Nathan Landers read on Facebook that residents in the Lake Nona area were asking for a Trader Joe’s or similar niche grocer, he knew he had a golden opportunity. The president of Palm Beach Gardens-based retail developer Blackfin Partners said his company adjusted plans for a new shopping center it wants to build near [...]

Lake Nona’s Canvas Restaurant opens TODAY!

Lake Nona’s Canvas Restaurant opens TODAY!

Canvas will be an anchor in Lake Nona’s burgeoning food scene (along with locations of Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana and Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine when they open later this year). Executive chef Bryan Thoman’s menu will comprise “new American cuisine influenced by Florida’s Southern and Latin American roots.” Some of the starters that will appear on the [...]