EDIT: Hawkers will be renting out space to SAK Comedy Lab that is adjacent to their corporate offices and they will be remaining on Church Street for the foreseeable future.

Lincoln Property Company Southeast has just shared with Bungalower that it has closed on five new 10-year leases at The Church Street Market, 54 and 55 Church Street West in downtown Orlando since the beginning of this year. 

Birria 1983 (Instagram | Website), a new-ish taco concept we told you was taking over the former Graffiti Junktion space back in March, will have a full bar specializing in a variety of tequilas and is expected to open by the end of the month.

The Bao Spot has signed on for a 2,100 SF storefront where they will offer many different cuisines swaddled in soft “bao” dumplings in an extraterrestrial-themed atmosphere. Both of these restaurants opening by the end of September will also offer patio dining.

Tampa-based BluWave Sushi (Instagram) is taking over a 3,000 SF storefront in the plaza, which is allegedly four times the size of its original location on the coast. An opening date is not public at this time.

SAK Comedy Lab (Instagram)  is relocating from Orange Avenue into a 7,200 SF space that is occupied next to the Hawkers Restaurant corporate offices, adjacent to the new Fringe ArtSpace/former Mad Cow Theatre. Once renovations are complete, the new comedy club is expected to seat approximately 150 people.

The Lincoln Property press release also shared that there are three “top restauranteurs” in negotiations for the former Rusty Spoon/Elize Restaurant space, which was last occupied in August 2020.

Brendan O'Connor

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