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Check out the latest vendors coming to The Great Southern Food Hall in the Packing District

The food hall planned in the historic Southern Box building within the Packing District is nearing completion, with more vendors revealed as opening date gets closer.

Check out the latest vendors coming to The Great Southern Food Hall in the Packing District

Dr. Phillips Charities, the community builder of The Packing District, has announced that even more food vendors are coming to the long-time planned 17,300 SF food hall, The Great Southern Box Company Food Hall, that is due to open later this month.


The food hall is currently under construction in the historic Southern Box building near the corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street. Built by Dr. Phillips in the 1930’s, it was previosuly used to build the crates that the citrus fruit was packaged in to ship out to destinations all over the country.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

Once fully open, The Great Southern Box Company Food Hall includes a 3,600 SF micro-brewery from Orange County Brewers, an eleven vendor food hall, a a 5,254 SF event space, and an incredible 28,000 SF outdoor patio!


The 11 food vendors will offer a diverse choice of food offerings with a focus on immigrant cuisine.



The newest vendors are:

While staying true to the authentic Neapolitcan-style pizza and Italian recipes, owners Paul Jacques and Kevin Turner also infuse their own unique twists, resulting in hand-made pasta entrees, starters, and homemade desserts, all locally sourced and handmade from scratch.


Founded by Ronald Abeles in 2013, Rock the Guac handpicks premium ingredients sourced at their peak of freshness and serves exceptional burritos and tacos at their location in Cocoa Beach. They will bring the same freshness to their Tex-Mex creations at their newest location in The Packing District.


This family-owned and operated business serves up freshly made Lebanese and Mediterranean food with the best, imported spices. Menu items include favorites hummus, falafel, and a variety of kabobs.



The vendors already announced are:


Serving authentic and modern Cuban street food


Serving poke bowls using high-quality ingredients.


Serving traditional Jamaican dishes using locally-sourced ingredients and with a health-conscious twist.


Plus, the project will including a 3,600 SF micro-brewery from Orange County Brewers.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

Acclaimed New York-based chef, Akhtar Nawab, and his company, Hospitality HQ will operate the food hall.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

The food hall will be one component of a larger site plan for the redevelopment of the southeast corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton St.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

The Packing District is a 202-acre site, preserving and recapturing a defining part of our community’s history while providing a vibrant base of living and commerce.


Historic buildings are being repurposed, integrated with new uses, and connected to dedicated public spaces by a new and bold plan for urban trails and a new 100-acre public park (gifted to the City of Orlando) dedicated to health and wellness, education, arts and community, and sustainability.


The project will continue to mature over the next 10-15 years as laid out in the four-phase master plan.


To learn more, visit www.packingdistrictorlando.com.


New Publix finally opens in Orlando's Packing District

Most recently, Publix has opened a 27,512 square foot supermarket within the Packing District.


New Publix finally opens in Orlando's Packing District

The brand new supermarket sits on the same location as the original Dr. Phillips packing house.


New Publix finally opens in Orlando's Packing District

To celebrate the historical significance of the area, Publix commissioned Orlando based artist, Christian Stanley to create three murals celebrating the history of the Packing District.


New Packing District Publix Announces Opening Date and Reveals Unique Local History Mural

The beautiful murals highlight the local citrus industry, depicting local orange groves, with freshly picked citrus in packing boxes waiting to be delivered around the world.


The supermarket sits behind the new replica Dr Phillips Juice Stand, which is home to Ravenous Pig Brewery, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, and Foxtail Coffee.


Dr Phillips Juice Stand

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