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Downtown Championsgate
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ChampionsGate is situated just south of the main gate entrance to the Walt Disney entertainment complex, and is being developed on over 1,500 acres just off Interstate 4.

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Brand New Luxury Apartments just opened in Downtown Champions gate. A walk-able community with access to everything.
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Downtown ChampionsGate is Set to Wow Us

ChampionsGate master developer, Rida, reports the adjoining 21,000 plus square feet of retail, restaurants, and services will open at the same year end time 75% preleased to Italian Osteria, Yongkang Street, and Tijuana Flats restaurants, C.G. Salon, Lee Nails, GNC vitamins, Jersey Mike’s, a realty office, and Woof Gang Bakery with more stores in current negotiations.

In addition to retail space, the 308 unit GATE Luxury Apartment community is slated to open its doors the third week in January. It boasts an 8,000 square foot state of the art clubhouse including dual fitness center with virtual training, business centers with co-working space, bark park featuring an agility course, designer resort inspired pool and spa area, and many other grand amenities. Residents will take occupancy of the first 38 apartment unit building in late January early February.

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This Sizzling Local Couple Has an Unparalleled Vision for Vacation Homes

Long before Matthew and Birgit Daniel were married, they moved to the United States and attended college here.  When they were planning their wedding, they had to find ways to accommodate over 100 guests from all over the world.  After asking around, they found out that vacation home rentals were right in their neighborhood, which had a huge impact on making their wedding a lasting memory for everyone and a chance to spend more quality time together.  Thus, the idea for Tropical Escape Vacation Homes was born.

Having worked in the hospitality industry for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Birgit and Matthew know a thing or two about providing superior guest experiences.  The couple say they were inspired to build a company that had everything under one roof -- and they did.  They offer over 70 home rentals with first class property management, professional interior design and furnishings, as well as new home sales.  This turnkey approach has made this couple’s business a success in 10 years.

After spending some time with them, you get the feeling they aren’t afraid to think big.  Bursting with enthusiasm, they proceeded to talk about their newest business venture, Blue Ginger, an upscale Indian Bar & Grill coming to the new Downtown ChampionsGate this fall.  

Scheduled to open this fall, their new fine dining destination sounds amazing.  They have assembled a famous restaurant interior design team known for their work at Season 52, Paradiso 37 at Disney Springs and Hard Rock Cafe.  To say we are excited is an understatement.  We can’t wait to experience, and share, this new restaurant in our next issue.


Full Steam Ahead: Downtown ChampionsGate Construction Ramps Up

ChampionsGate is situated just south of the main gate entrance to the Walt Disney entertainment complex, and is being developed on over 1,500 acres just off Interstate 4.

Landsouth Construction is the premier builder of The Gate Luxury Apartments being built in the new Downtown ChampionsGate area.  In addition to apartments, numerous retail and restaurants are planned including Blue Ginger, an upscale Indian fusion restaurant.


Quick facts about the new Downtown ChampionsGate:

1- The Gate luxury apartments are expected to be ready for move-in this October.

2 - Several restaurants, including Blue Ginger, are estimated to be ready by February 2017.


3 - The entire project is estimated to be complete by Spring 2017.

Downtown ChampionsGate Development

ChampionsGate is about to explode and we couldn't be more happy!  Our area needs more housing, dining and shopping.  "We are extremely excited about being a part of the ChampionsGate community, and especially happy about our adjoing 22,000 square feet of lifestyle retail adjoining our project being developed simultaneously by RIDA to further round out Downtown ChampionsGate," said John Marling, Manager of the partnership.

The luxury apartment complex, called The Gate, will consist of several buildings:   a clubhouse, mail kiosk, pool gazebo, and garages.

Bringing a “walk to” environment to a population of over 600 new residents, will bring an energy and a sense of community and neighborhood to ChampionsGate’s commercial core. We anticipate residents will take advantage of the ability to enjoy shopping, banking, eating out and recreation by bike or on foot. This expansion will benefit everyone, as the apartment population adds friends and family to the mix.

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Top Restaurants in ChampionsGate

Our Publisher's Pick for Top ChampionsGate Restaurants

Everything from burgers to fine dining and cocktail hour, these are our Top Picks for the best places to dine in new Downtown ChampionsGate.

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Top Restaurants in ChampionsGate


Chili's Grill & Bar

8180 Laura Lane

ChampionsGate, FL 33896

Ph:  (407) 396-2180


Open Daily:  11AM - 11PM

Red Robin

8184 Laura Lane
ChampionsGate, FL 33896

Open Sunday - Thursday:
Open Friday - Saturday:

Miller's Ale House

8170 Laura Lane
ChampionsGate, FL 33896

Open Daily  11AM - 12AM

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