A national brunch chain with about 50 locations in Florida is on the hunt for its ninth Central Florida restaurant.

Bradenton-based First Watch Restaurants Inc. signed a letter of intent withTavistock Development Co. LLC for a possible new Lake Nona restaurant, the chain’s real estate director Matthew Livingston told Orlando Business Journal.

First Watch typically looks to go into growing communities with quality homes, Livingston said during a July 21 commercial real estate luncheon sponsored by Naiop Central Florida. The restaurant size can range 3,000-3,700 square feet and usually seats 140, including 25 outdoor patio seats, Livingston said.

Neither party would share the exact location First Watch is eyeing; however, here’s a look at some available restaurant space in the southeast Orlando community:

  • Lake Nona Town Center: About 5,500 square feet of ground-floor restaurant space is available in a four-story, Class A office building that houses Tavistock’s headquarters, Regus, Nemours Children’s Hospital administrative offices and Nurse on Call. The building is part of the town center’s first phase.See what else is planned for the town center.
  • Lake Nona Village: Union Burger closed its restaurant in April, as previously reported by OBJ. No word yet on who will backfill the space.
  • Lake Nona Landing: The retail center currently under construction that will be anchored by Walmart Supercenter, Sam’s Club and Lowe’s eventually will have a 1.19-acre outparcel for a restaurant and more than 26,000 square feet of retail and office space. Tavistock has an environmental resource permit under review to begin this construction.

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