Operator Selected for The Packing District Food HallMarch 31, 2022
Popular Local Brands Will Call the Juice Stand Home
Foxtail Coffee, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, and Ravenous Pig Brewery
Team Up Again to Provide Variety for Customers
ORLANDO, Fla. – [December 8, 2022] – Dr. Phillips Charities, the community builder behind the $700-million Packing District project, has announced a group of local brands will occupy the juice stand located at the Northeast corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail including Foxtail Coffee Co., Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, and Ravenous Pig Brewing Co.
An iconic piece of the early Dr. Phillips citrus operations, the replica juice stand will serve as a landmark for The Packing District and pay homage to the citrus industry’s deep history in the area. Buildout is underway on the 1,800 square foot “Juice Stand,” with an expected completion in early 2023. Customers will be able to gather and enjoy their favorite Foxtail coffee, craft beer from Ravenous Pig, and a treat from Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream.
“We are thrilled to have these beloved homegrown businesses join us in The Packing District,” said Dr. Phillips CEO, Ken Robinson. “Just as Dr. Phillips built his citrus business on this very land, it seems like a great fit to support other local endeavors and provide a variety of offerings for residents and visitors.”
With an eye toward preserving the buildings of the past while celebrating the future, the development team is intentionally repurposing as many existing structures as possible. Remnant brick repurposed from old buildings constructed by Dr. Phillips in the mid-1900s have been upcycled as exposed aggregate for the Juice Stand’s counter tops and outside benches.
“We are proud to have been selected to be a part of this historic community in such an iconic location,” said Foxtail Founder, Alex Tchekmeian. “We look forward to providing both a high quality product and experience for our customers.”
Plans for the 202-acre Packing District development have continued to unfold over the past several years. Most recently, Dr. Phillips announced Hospitality HQ and acclaimed Chef Akhtar Nawab as the operator of the Food Hall and a Publix will be located within the District as well. These announcements are part of the overall master plan to develop a unique, eclectic and vibrant mixed-use environment that pays homage to the industrial heritage of the district and the community legacy of Dr. Phillips.
About The Packing District
The Packing District is a 202-acre transformational project centered at the intersection of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, preserving and recapturing a defining part of our community’s history while providing a vibrant base of living and commerce. Historic buildings will be 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. Preparations began to ready the site for construction in 2018. 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 and follow The Packing District on Facebook and Instagram.
About Dr. Phillips Charities
Dr. Phillips Charities has made over $215 million in grants, pledges and program-related investments to Central Florida charities responding to the needs of the community and directly touching the lives of thousands of children and families. The Dr. Phillips name has been a major economic and philanthropic presence in the Central Florida community since the turn of the 20th century. Dr. Phillips Charities honors the legacy of the Phillips family and its support of organizations that live up to the motto “to help others help themselves.”
About Foxtail Coffee Co.
Created by lifelong friends Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle, Foxtail Coffee Co. has been brewing craft coffee throughout central Florida since 2016. Combining Alex’s business expertise and Iain’s decade of top tiered coffee roaster experience, they founded Foxtail on the principles of roasting and serving great coffee in a comfortable and inviting environment. Their initial vision for Foxtail began to take shape when the State Auto Body building, which stood in Winter Park for over 70 years, closed its doors. Shortly after, in this same warehouse, Alex and Iain opened their first café and roasting facility and began roasting coffee on-site, kegging cold brew, and supplying wholesale coffee to local restaurants. With 39 locations around the state of Florida, one in Georgia, and more opening in the southeast, Foxtail is ever-growing, bringing craft coffee to coffee lovers around the state and beyond. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see more of our locations, download our smartphone app to see our products or shop on our website for all things Foxtail.
About Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
After several successful years perfecting signature flavors and scooping at local Farmer’s Markets from their famous pink and white truck, Kelly and her husband Scott opened their first ice cream shop in 2015 in Orlando’s Audubon Park neighborhood. Today, there are 10 locations across Florida. Kelly’s still makes all their ice creams, sorbets and non-dairy options in their original location. You can also find Kelly’s Ice Cream truck at public and catered events and food-truck round-ups almost every day of the week. There are many ways that you can enjoy Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook to see daily and monthly featured flavors or find where the ice cream truck is heading!
About The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co.
The Ravenous Pig Brewing Co. operates on site and next door to The Ravenous Pig. Under the direction of Brewmaster Larry Foor, TRP Brewing Co. produces small batch craft beers with meticulous care using innovative techniques. TRP Brewing Co has craft beer, year-round favorites such as Lone Palm Golden Ale, Red Drum, Working Man Porter and DoveCote Saison as well as a rotating selection of limited-edition seasonal beers.