What started out as three young college guys obsessed with gadgets and gizmos repairing friends’ iPhones has morphed into a homegrown giant known as uBreakiFix Co. The Orlando-based retail electronics repair chain now has more than 400 stores and 2,000-plus employees in North America.
A proposed industrial park near Mall at Millenia has revealed renderings of what its future space could look like. Plans have been filed with the city of Orlando for 404,800 square feet of industrial space on a roughly 61-acre vacant parcel northeast of South Kirkman Road and LB McLeod Road. The industrial project is slated to feature four buildings. An estimated cost for construction is $26.3 million, according to industry standards.
Before the end of 2018, Orlando developers revealed more than $81 million in new construction projects that may kick off this year. These new projects — including apartments, office space and luxury homes — will add to Central Florida’s multibillion-dollar construction industry, which had a reported $7.7 billion in construction starts through November 2018, according New York-based Dodge Data & Analytics.
As 2019 approaches, my mind naturally turns to the new restaurants and bars taking shape in Central Florida. Fingers crossed, it’ll be another bountiful year for our culinary scene. Below are a few places I’m looking forward to in the new year.