There's a property in the heart of Orlando's Milk District that has been the subject of speculation and longing for decades. On the southeast corner of Bumby Avenue and Robinson Street sits Hoods Up — a former gas station and auto repair shop. It's a prime location and has become locally famous for the bucket of pool noodles that can been seen through the window. Lots of people have dreamt of making Hoods Up into a restaurant or bar or coffee shop, but the owners have simply been unwilling to sell. Until now.
Alex Spock joined our team recently as a commercial real estate broker and has developed a relationship with the owners. The decision has been made to put Hoods Up on the market, and we're excited to see what might happen with this Milk District icon. As expected, there's been quite a buzz about it. The Orlando Business Journal, WFTV9, FOX35, and Bungalower have all reported on this project. We even launched a website to ask folks what they'd like to see Hoods Up become.
The Milk District has become one of Orlando's hot spots for food and drinks. It's home to legendary places like Beefy King, Sportstown, and Whiskey Lou's, as well as newer crowd favorites like Sideward Brewing, Stasio's Italian Deli & Market, and Milkhouse among many others. Whatever becomes of this property will be of great interest to this growing community and Orlando at-large.
We'll keep hoping and dreaming until we know for sure what's next for Hoods Up, but for now we'll just have to wait and see.