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The Great Southern Food Hall in the Packing District to soft open Memorial Day Weekend

Exciting news as The Great Southern Food Hall in the Packing District is finally ready to open!

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 the long-time planned 17,300 SF food hall, The Great Southern Box Company Food Hall is finally ready to open.


The food hall constructed within the historic Southern Box building near the corner of Orange Blossom Trail and Princeton Street will open its doors on Friday, May 24,


The operating hours will be Sun - Thur: 11 am - 10 pm, and Fri - Sat: 11 am - 11 pm.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

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 food vendors will be offering a diverse choice of food offerings with a focus on immigrant cuisine.




Food vendors within the new Great Southern Box Co. Food Hall include:


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.


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, 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 be operating the food hall.


The Great Southern Food Hall nears completion in the Packing District

The food hall is only 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

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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