Downtown Winter Garden’s newest building, Plant Street Exchange, is nearly complete and its first occupant, Apricot Lane Boutique, has opened. More retail shops and restaurants, as well as an adjacent City park, will open this summer.
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First Shop Opens in New Downtown Plant Street Exchange
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — Exciting new shops and restaurants are coming to Downtown Winter Garden with the opening of a new three-story mixed used project called Plant Street Exchange. The first store opened this month with more businesses to follow throughout the summer.
Located at 270 W. Plant Street between City Hall and the interactive fountain, the 48,000 square-foot Plant Street Exchange will include a mix of restaurants and small shop retailers on the first floor. The upper two floors will have the largest contiguous office space available downtown. The project broke ground in January 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of summer 2021.
Locally owned Apricot Lane Boutique is the first in the Exchange to welcome customers. Opened in early June, the boutique specializes in unique clothing, jewelry, footwear, and gifts curated with the local fashionista in mind to capture the look and vibe of the local area. Owner and Winter Garden resident, Stephanie Robinson, personally hand picks the selections with new arrivals coming in several times a week. “We are so pleased to be a part of the Winter Garden community and excited to build strong relationships with the Downtown merchants, boutiques, and neighborhoods,” said Robinson. The store, located at 264 W. Plant St., is open seven days a -more-
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week (Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm). For more information, please call 407-554-2216 or visit www.apricotlaneboutique.com/store/wintergarden. The addition of Apricot Lane helps to make downtown Winter Garden a shopping destination for women’s apparel and accessories as it combines its offerings with existing boutiques: The Boutique on Plant Street, Doxology, and Shoo Shoo Baby Boutique.
At this time, the following restaurants have announced joining Plant Street Exchange: The Hangry Bison, Foxtail Coffee Co., Mangoni’s Italian Market (by the same owner of downtown’s Rosallie Le French Café), and Sweetland Bakery. In addition, LiveTrends that specializes in unique plant décor will be opening a retail store on the ground floor. Additional tenants will be announced throughout the summer.
The building’s architecture (designed by Farmer Architecture Inc. of Orlando) and brick façade blends with the historical streetscape, paying respect to the area’s small town charm. The developer and contractor are two Winter Garden companies, Crazy Plant Holdings, LLC and R.C. Stevens Construction Company respectively. “Downtown Winter Garden has been thriving for years. I am very excited about how the Exchange will further evolve the landscape. The new addition of retailers and commercial office tenants will add to the exciting dynamic on Plant Street,” said Tim Keating, president of R.C. Stevens Construction Company.
Besides the new building, a pocket park will open adjacent to Plant Street Exchange later this summer. The Monarch Butterfly Sculpture Park will feature downtown’s first sculpture, a copper butterfly standing 10 feet tall and 8 feet wide among the park’s trees, greenery, and benches. The sculpture is being crafted by the worldwide renowned artist and local area resident Don Reynolds and is commissioned by the Bloom & Grow Garden Society. Downtown’s new park is conveniently located next to the Downtown Interactive Fountain and the popular Saturday Farmers Market.
The Plant Street Exchange building provides new opportunities and allows new businesses to enter the downtown market. For space availability, visit
Incorporated in 1908, Winter Garden spans 12.1 miles and is home to nearly 48,000 residents and over 2,000 businesses. Located on the southern shore of Lake Apopka, 20 minutes west of Orlando in Orange County, this former citrus town embodies a wealth of historical, cultural, and natural assets including a historic downtown and an award-winning bike trail. Winter Garden’s unique combination of small-town appeal coupled with contemporary amenities has been recognized nationally, including a 2019 ranking by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in America. More information about Winter Garden can be found at www.downtownwg.com and www.cwgdn.com.
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City of Winter Garden 300 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787 407-656-4111