Encore Signs First Tenants to Retail Portion of $750 Million Mixed-Use Project in Orlando

by Camren Skelton

Orlando, Fla. — Encore Capital Management has unveiled the first retailers to join the 200,000-square-foot SunsetWalk at Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

SunsetWalk will anchor the $750 million, 300-acre Margaritaville Resort development. At full build-out, the project will feature a 187-room Margaritaville hotel, 900 resort rental homes, 300 timeshare units and a 12-acre waterpark. The project is currently under construction near U.S. Highway 192 and State Road 429, across the street from Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The largest tenant to join SunsetWalk is Studio Movie Grill, a 40,000-square-foot theater that will feature 12 screens and more than 1,000 recliners. GameTime will also join the development, opening a 24,000-square-foot entertainment center that will include a restaurant, sports bar, video arcade games, prize machines and more than 60 TVs. Country band Rascal Flatts will open a themed restaurant at the development that will feature a full-service bar, live entertainment and retail space. In addition, Rock & Brews — a restaurant associated with musicians Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley — will join SunsetWalk. Other confirmed tenants at the development include Skechers, Bahama Bucks, Avalon Day Spa, Café Rio, Cold Stone Creamery, Paradise Spirits and Wine and BugerFi. The first phase of SunsetWalk is expected to open in November.

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