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Lake Nona News – Feb 2017

The new year has started off with a bang all around Orlando, and Lake Nona is no different. Right before the holidays, Adventist Health System purchased more than 67 acres of land at 10999 Narcoossee Road that is expected to be used for a freestanding emergency room serving the Lake Nona community.

The beautiful $60 million, 64-acre U.S. Tennis Association national campus celebrated its grand opening in January with a host of free activities open to the public.

In addition, after months of searching, KPMG, one of the four largest accounting and professional services firms in the world, officially announced that it selected Lake Nona for the home of its new $430M global training and conference center. KPMG says that it will bring 80 new jobs to the area with an average pay of $66,000.

The local Sam’s opened its doors to customers for the first time on Jan. 19, and the high-tech Lake Nona Walmart Supercenter followed suit on Jan. 25. Both feature the popular Scan & Go shopping app and curbside pickup. With the app, you can save time by using your smartphone to scan and pay for your items and skip the lines. With curbside pickup, you just place your order online and the store will have your items ready for pickup at a scheduled time. In the next few weeks, the organic restaurant Grown, will move into a space located at the front of Walmart and will feature gluten-free blueberry pancakes, cold-pressed juices, create-your-own wraps, salads and more.

Tavistock requested approval to increase its Lake Nona Town Center office building to 165,00 square feet with six stories. In addition, Lowe’s announced it will be joining TJ Maxx, Mattress One, Firehouse Subs, Anthony Jewelers, UPS, GNC and Rubio’s at Lake Nona Landing. Finally, Canadian-based builder Mattamy Homes announced it will be building 6,400 homes on the southeast corner of state roads 417 and 528.

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