ORANGE COUNTY Residents in and near Windermere rejoice: New businesses are coming soon.
Hawkers Asian Street Fare will be the next eatery to open in The Grove Orlando. And in Summerport Village, locals will soon be able to work out in their own Orangetheory Fitness gym.
HAKWERS ASIAN STREET FARE
Tavistock Development Company has been working on the latest phase of The Grove Orlando for a few months and has announced three new tenants to date. The building, located on the southwest corner of Apopka Vineland Road and Conroy Windermere Road, will not only house a Starbucks and Regus — its newest tenant is set to be Hawkers Asian Street Fare.
Hawkers is headquartered in Central Florida and serves Asian street food. The Hawkers team describes its atmosphere as “an experience-driven concept, and focuses on shared plates and encouraging guests to experience new flavors.” The first restaurant was opened in Orlando’s Mills 50 district, and three additional locations in Jacksonville, Neptune Beach and St. Petersburg have opened since. The new Orlando location will be its fifth, and another location will open in 2018 in Atlanta.
According to Tavistock, Hawkers will occupy 4,500 square feet of ground-floor space within the 31,500-square-foot building.
“The next few years are all about enlarging our footprint throughout the Southeast,” said Kaleb Harrell, co-founder of Hawkers Asian Street Fare. “We’re thankful to have had continued success throughout the state in the Jacksonville market and St. Petersburg, so we’re coming back to our hometown for the fifth opening. Our city is much different than it was when we opened in Mills 50 district back in 2011.
“There are now multiple pockets and neighborhoods that are booming with diversity and the residents desire the experience-driven dining that we provide,” Harrell said. “The Windermere neighborhood fits the bill for what we believe will be another amazing location.”
Hawkers dishes are made to order using local and imported ingredients, and the menu changes with the seasons. Popular dishes include Hawkers baos, chicken egg rolls, grilled hawker skewers, signature wings, chicken lo mein, curry duck noodles, basil fried rice and kimchi fried rice.
Hawkers has a weekday happy hour and offers imported and local wine, beer and saké. The atmosphere is fast-casual and communal, and design is inspired by the raw construction of hawker stalls in Asia. Tables are also inlaid with newspaper to “resemble the way street food is often served wrapped in newspaper from hawker stalls,” the release states.
Tavistock anticipates The Grove’s newest building should be complete in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Summerport’s new Orangetheory Fitness gym will be the second new location to open in West Orange — the other is on Maguire Road in Ocoee.
Orangetheory offers one-hour workout sessions split into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Orangetheory workouts aim to help clients increase energy, burn more calories and get visible results.
Headquartered in Boca Raton, Orangetheory focuses on group workouts and has locations in 45 states and 10 countries. Its training is designed to burn between 500 and 1,000 calories per session.
Orangetheory Windermere will be located in Summerport Village’s Cornerstone sector. After turning onto Summerport Village Parkway, turn left into the Publix-anchored plaza.
No definite timeline has been set yet for Orangetheory Windermere’s opening, although the aim is for it to be built and open by the end of the year.