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Artegon Marketplace vendors could move to Winter Park

Artegon Marketplace vendors could move to Winter Park


HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND AN EXTRA PLANNED FOR INCOMING 9TH GRADERS.>>>THE MALL ON INTERNATIONAL DRIVE IS CLOSING. AMANDA CASTRO HAS MORE ON HOW A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER IS HELPING MERCHANTS KEEP THEIR SHOP UP AND RUNNING.>>Reporter: THIS MAY LOOK LIKE AN EMPTY OFFICE SPACE, BUT GIVE IT A FEW WEEKS AND IT TURNS INTO A BRIGHT, COLORFUL SHOWROO, NOW THAT THE ARTEGON MARKETPLACE IS CLOSING.>>MANY ARE ALREADY SHUTTING DOWN THEIR BUSINESSES AND HAVING MALL CLOSING SALES. SIGNS POSTING SAYING THE ARTISTS ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW PLACE TO SET UP SHOP.>>12 MILES AWAY IN WINTER PARK, SHANNON YOUNG IS HOPING SHE CAN HELP.>>IT’S JUST DOING SOME DECORATING, SOME PAINTING, SOME LANDSCAPING.>>Reporter: SHE’S TALKING ABOUT HER PLAN TO OPEN A SHOWROOM CALLED THE WORLD BIZARRE, IN THIS EMPTY OFFICE BUILDING. SHE DREAMS OF WHITE AWNINGS COVERING A BROWN BRICK BUILDING AND EDIBLE PLANTS COVERING THE WALKWAY, GIVING A FEEL OF AN OUTDOOR MARKET.>>ONCE YOU GO INSID –>>WITH TA — TAPESTRIE ON THE CEILINGS, IT WILL HAVE STORE FRONTS.>>Reporter: SHE WANTS THIS PLACE TO BE A PLACE WHERE ARTISTS CAN SHOW THEIR WORK AND RUN THEIR BUSINESSES. SHE THINKS THE ARTISTS WILL HAVE MORE SUCCESS IN THE WINTER PARK AREA.>>INTERNATIONAL DRIVE IS KIND OF WHERE YOU GO WHEN YOU WANT TO BE FLUNG ON A SLINGSHOT. THIS IS A CLASSIER AREA. THE PATRONS IN THIS AREA ARE MORE FIT FOR THESE TYPE OF CLIENTS. SHE’S GETTING RESULTS AND KEEPING CREATIVITY ALIVE.>>IF WE CAN GET THIS TOGETHER, IT WILL WORK OUT FOR EVERYBODY.>>Julie: YOUNG SAYS SHE HAS ARTISTS INTERESTED.

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