The Packing District has just announced a soft opening date for its long-awaited food hall project, in the historic Great Southern Box Company building near the corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail.

The 13,000 SF building was originally a warehouse space used by the Dr. Phillips citrus company and has been completely redone by local architecture firm, dap design (Website). It has over ten food vendors, two outdoor patios, a 5,000+ SF event space, and a micro-brewery still in the works. Each vendor’s point of sale is clearly marked by a lit archway at each stall to help you know where to go and place your order.

Food vendors at the new Great Southern Box Co. Food Hall (Instagram) include:

  •  A Lo Cubano Kitchen – An “elevated Cuban street food” concept by Sweet Baby Girl Co.
  • Antica Pizzeria –Under the guidance of the original owners, who had to return to Italy during COVID, Paul Jacques and Kevin Turner have honed their skills in crafting Neapolitan-style pizza. Under the original owners, Antica had been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as the “Best Pizza in Orlando.”
  • Braza – A fast casual Brazilian steakhouse serving sandwiches, steaks, and burgers.
  • Dancing Yeti – Serving Nepalese and Indian cuisine.
  • Eighty Twenty
  • Kabob 2 Go – A family-owned and operated restaurant first started in Charlotte, Kabob 2 Go serves freshly made Lebanese and Mediterranean food with the best imported spices. Menu items include favorites hummus, falafel, makdous, baba ghanouj, and of course a variety of kabobs.
  • Kayos Jamaican Grill – A Jamaican build-a-bowl experience.
  • Raj Express
  • Stackd Brownies – A brownie-focused bakery with locations in Lake Mary, Oviedo, and DeLand.

The space will host two separate private events this week prior to soft-opening this Friday at 11 a.m. to the public.

Brendan O'Connor

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