Lake Nona! We’ve got some electrifying news that’s buzzing around our vibrant community. Brace yourselves for a game-changer because the beloved bullseye brand, Target, is considering setting up shop right here in Lake Nona West! Reported by the Orlando Business Journal.

Imagine strolling through the Lake Nona West lifestyle shopping center, with Target’s iconic red sign welcoming you to an extraordinary shopping experience. We’ve got the inside scoop that Tavistock Development Co., the visionary mastermind behind Lake Nona, is deep in negotiations with the retail giant, Target Corporation. While no lease has been inked just yet, real estate insiders are buzzing with excitement about the possibilities.

In response to the OBJ, Lismarie Gomez, the Communication Manager at Tavistock, acknowledged the widespread speculation but reminded them that no official lease agreements have been signed as of now. The excitement in our community has been palpable, and it’s clear that Lake Nona residents are eagerly anticipating the day they can shop ’til they drop at Target right in their backyard.

Target, always on the lookout for prime locations, has shared a tantalizing tidbit with us. They’re continuously evaluating potential store locations to cater to new guests, hinting at the possibility of becoming part of our thriving Lake Nona West. While we can’t confirm the exact location within the shopping center, our imaginations are running wild with visions of a spectacular 150,000-square-foot anchor store right in the heart of Lake Nona.

This spacious store model is part of Target’s bold new strategy, with larger-format stores cropping up nationwide. The company’s executives have signaled their intention to prioritize this impressive footprint in their expansion plans, and Lake Nona West could be the perfect canvas for Target’s retail masterpiece.

Now, let’s talk logistics. The absence of a Target store in southeast Orlando, the Lake Nona region, or even fast-growing St. Cloud has certainly been felt by residents. The nearest Target currently stands in Hunters Creek, about 10 miles west of Lake Nona West’s upcoming location. This potential addition would be a game-changer for the community, providing convenient access to the quality products and delightful shopping experiences that Target is renowned for.

Our community has been steadily growing, and we’re ready to welcome big-box and junior-box tenants with open arms. Experts like Jill Rose, Senior Vice President at Bishop Beale Duncan, recognize the need for these power center tenants. As Lake Nona’s density continues to rise, it’s only fitting that national retailers want to be part of our dynamic community.

John Crossman, President of CrossMarc Services, echoed the sentiment, acknowledging that Lake Nona, like other flourishing master-planned communities, had to bide its time for the right moment. Well, Lake Nona, that moment may be here, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

So, let’s keep our fingers crossed, Lake Nona! While we await more official news and updates, the prospect of having Target as a neighbor has us all buzzing with excitement. Stay tuned to our community channels for the latest developments, and let’s keep our hopes high for this remarkable addition to Lake Nona West! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ›’๐ŸŽฏ