|Festival Bay at International Drive in Orlando, an amazing
one-million sq. ft. shopping destination, has
recently signed two unique anchor tenants.
Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World
recently celebrated its grand opening,
positioning the 162,000-sq. ft. store as Festival Bay at International Drives premier retail and entertainment
tenant. Bass Pro consists of more than 30 acres
of sporting paradise including a 125,000-sq. ft.
retail store with a fly-fishing shop, hunting
department, archery range, camping department,
boat and RV department, and mens and
womens clothing and footwear departments.
One of the most interesting aspects of the store
is the 64,000-gallon indoor reflecting pool that
doubles as a natural-setting aquarium stocked
with native Florida fish.
In addition, Cinemark USA
Inc.s Tinseltown, a 20-screen
megaplex theater, committed to an 80,000 sq. ft.
lease. Con-struction of the facility is set to
begin in fall 1998. The new complex will feature
stadium seating in all 20 auditoriums as well as
ultra plush chairs with a reclining feature.
Retractable armrests are also available and
feature cupholders on every seat. In addition,
Cinemarks megaplex theater offers a
state-of-the-art digital sound system comprised
of the Digital Theater System (DTS), Dolby
Digital and Sony Dynamic Digital Sound (SDD).
Festival Bay at International Drive, when
completed, will consist of approximately 600,000
sq. ft. of one-of-a-kind shopping as demonstrated
by anchor tenants Bass Pro Shops Outdoor
World and Cinemarks Tinseltown, says
Andrew J. Groveman, senior vice president of Belz
Enterprises. In addition, the tenant mix
will include themed restaurants,
entertainment-type retailers, as well as 250,00
sq. ft. of fashion-forward specialty
Festival Bay at International Drive is designed to
cater to over 38 million annual tourists from
around the world that visit Orlando earning the
city the title of The Worlds Number
One Vacation Destination. Festival Bay at International Drive
already enjoys the benefit of having over 15
million visitors per year drive by its
front door on International Drive,
many of whom currently shop at Belz Factory
Outlet World and Belz Designer Centre