Artegon Merchants – Where are the now?

This list is provided to us by Shannon Youngs of the 1280 Palmetto Ave. Showroom in Winter Park. If you have any updates for this list please email us (Info@OrlandoTourismReport.com) or via Twitter (@OrlandoPodcast).

  • 3 Bros and a Card Store
  1. I am not sure where or if they are re-locating, but they have an online store on Amazon.com (under Collectibles & Fine Art : Sports)
  • Alipaza Arts
    1. Jose Alipaza will be moving into the 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789. He can be contacted at alipazaarts@inbox.com.
  • Animal Riders
    1. In negotiations to go into the I-Drive 360 (home of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye) at 8445 International Drive; Orlando, FL 32819.
    2. In negotiations to go into the Orlando International Premium Outlets at 4951 International Dr. Orlando, FL 32819.
  • Apples & Co.
    1. We do not know if the company plans to relocate or focus on online sales/catering/events. They can be contacted by phone at (844) 927-7537 or by email at applesandco@yahoo.com.
  • Arie Jewelry by Lymarie Jines
    1. She was considering moving her company to the 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789. I am managing through my marketing company, but has decided, at least for now, to focus on her online Etsy sales. Her Etsy store is ArieJewelry.Etsy.com
  • Baby Me
    1. The old location is still on their website (www.babymeartegon.com), and it is not known if they are looking for a new location, or if the new location will even be posted on their current website (since “Artegon” is in the URL title). They can be contacted by phone at 407-906-9255 or by email at orders@babymeategon.com.
  • Bleu Beach
    1. The owner, Christhy Rivera, showed some interest in the new 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, but has decided to focus on online sales through her website www.bleubeach.com.br. She can be reached at Christhy.Rivera@bleubeach.com.br.
  • Greg Beebe
    1. Previously, an artist in residence at the Artegon artist co-op, Beebe is currently focusing on online sales (www.artfinder.com/gbeebe; www.saatchiart.com/gbeebe).
  • Big J’s Toys
    1. They will be opening February 11 in their new bigger location at 5265 International Dr. Suite A, Orlando, FL 32819. There will be grand opening specials such as Funko Pops 4 for $35 (normally $12 apiece), 15% off anime, and free give-away prizes! In the future, they plan to have more events, and said they were restricted on which events they could do at the Artegon. They can be contacted by email at bigjstoys@gmail.com or america.velaz@gmail.com.
  • Bowes Signature Soy Candles
    1. They will be locating to the Altamonte Mall; 451 E Altamonte Dr.; Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. They do have a website (www.bowessignaturecandle.com), and they can be reached by phone at (407) 985-6104 and by email at BowesSignature@yahoo.com
  • Brooklyn Street Threads
    1. We have not heard anything about relocation, but they do have a website (www.BrooklynStreetThreads.com) and they can be reached by email at BrooklynStreetThreads@yahoo.com. Their website still lists their old Artegon address.
  • Cute & Clay
    1. We have not heard what potter and teacher, Rochelle Garcia, plans to do. She has done events in the past, such as the Orlando Pottery Festival and has an online Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/CuteAndClay).
  • Dechoes Resale
    1. They have two retail locations. One is at 2110 Edgewater Dr.; Orlando, FL 32804 and the other location is at 2525 E Colonial Dr.; Orlando, FL 32803. They also have a website (www.dechoesresale.com)
  • Elemental Bonsai
    1. They had considered the 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789, but they wanted a larger space. They have a nursery available by appointment only (call 407-925-3079) and is located at 1440 Neptune Road; Kissimmee, FL 34744. They have many locations throughout the Walt Disney World Property such as the Animal Kingdom (Jahori Villages Gift Store; Mombasa Marketplace), Animal Kingdom Lodge (Zawadi Marketplace), and gift shops at the Coronado Springs Resort and the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. They attend numerous plant events as a vendor, the largest being Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT.
  • Erix Art
    1. He will be joining our artist co-op at the 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789. His work can also be purchased at PiQ at Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd #745j, Orlando, FL 32819; through his website (www.ErixArt.info); and pieces from his existing catalog and new commission pieces can be purchased through PayPal.com. He can be reached at ErixArt27@gmail.com.
  • Ethnic Threads
    1. They can be located in The District @ Mills 50; 1221 N. Mills Avenue; Orlando, FL 32803. Parth Shukla can also be reached at ethnicthreadsps@gmail.com.
  • Florida Soap Company
    1. They will be locating to the Altamonte Mall; 451 E Altamonte Dr.; Altamonte Springs, FL 32701. They hope to be open 3/1/2017. They also have a website (www.floridasoapcompany.com).
  • Florida Style by Mi Casa Bonita, Inc.
    1. They will be focusing on their online sales through their website (mkt.com/mi-casa-bonita-inc), and it is not known whether hey plan on relocating or attending any upcoming events.
  • Galix Arts
    1. They have a location at 3831 W. Vine St. Store# 137 Kissimmee, FL. 34741, a website (www.galixarts.com), and can be contacted by phone at 407-404-3255 and by email at galixarts@gmail.com.
  • Glamour Kids Braids (a.k.a. Glamour Kids Braiding Studio)
    1. Shauna Hart is currently looking for a new location, and she will update this information on her website (www.glamourkidsbraids.com) as it becomes available. Hart may be reached by phone at 407-779-1789, and can still be booked for events and parties.
  • Gods & Monsters
    1. They will be relocating to Orlando Crossings; 5421 International Dr.; Orlando, FL 32819. They hope to re-open by the end of February.
  • GenkiGoth Studios
    1. Miriam and Dee Jay will be joining the artist co-op at the 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789.
  • Himalya Crafts
    1. They are in search of a new location, and will list it on their website (www.HimalyaCrafts.com) as soon as the new address is available. They can be contacted by phone at 407-952-6204 or by email at himalyacrafts@yahoo.com.
  • Hyder Gallery and Art School
    1. They are looking for a large space for their gallery and art school. They have scouted a few places, but are weighing their options and looking for the perfect fit. The do have a website (www.hydergallery.com) and they can be contacted by email at info@hydergallery.com.
  • International Hot Glass
    1. They are in negotiations with Pointe Orlando; 9101 International Dr.; Orlando, FL 32819. They will post updates when they become available on their website (www.internationalhotglass.com) and they can be contacted by email at info@internationalhotglass.com.
  • Jocabed Becky Gonzalez
    1. Gonzalez was previously part of the artist co-op Pinturas at Artegon and is weighing her decisions of where to relocate to. She can be contacted through her facebook page (www.facebook.com/jocabedbecky.velazquez).
  • Jannat Imports
    1. We do not know they have chosen to focus on a new location, online sales or events, but they can be reached by phone at 407-925-1636 or by email at info@jannatimports.com. Their website (www.jannatimports.com) is under construction as of 2/2/2017.
  • Kick Bright
    1. Jeffrey and Kristin Howard have their buttons and vintage clothing at The District @ Mills 50; 1221 N Mills Avenue; Orlando, FL 32803. They also make numerous pop-up shop appearances at events (kickbright.net/shop/index.html) and have an online Etsy shop (etsy.com/shop/kickbrightzineshop).
  • Liz Handbags
    1. We do not know if Liz Riden is looking to relocate, but we hope so, because the quality of her bags have to be seen in-person to be believed. Riden is currently focusing on online sales through her website (www.LizRiden.com) and she can be reached by phone at (407) 431-2864.
  • Mack and Flora Garden Shop
    1. Michelle Burke and Millicent Harrison are currently looking to relocate, and will update this information on their website (www.mackandflora.com) as soon as that information is available. They can be reached by phone at 407.900.7885, and by email at Hello@mackandflora.com.
  • Mery Shoes
    1. Mery Navas has amazingly comfortable shoes that strike that rare balance of both fashionable and comfortable. She is looking to relocate Mery Shoes, but currently they have a website (www.meryshoes.com) and can be reached by phone at 407-449-5305.
  • Nuestras Manos Mexicanas
    1. The owners of this store are focusing on their other companies and the online sales of Nuestras Manos Mexicanas (www. nuestras-manos.com ) instead of relocating. As of 2/3/2017, the old Artegon address is still on their website. They can be reached by phone at 407-803-2757.
  • NYZ Orlando
    1. The coolest zombie-themed laser tag that never even got a chance to be at Artegon! Their new physical address is 6701 S Kirkman Rd.; Orlando, FL 32819—just across the street from Fun Spot. For more information, they ask that questions be directed to their website (www.nyzorlando.com), media inquiries be made to jesse@nyzapocalypse.com. If you still have questions, contact NYZ Orlando by phone at 407-792-2100, or by email at info@nyzorlando.com. They are hiring as of 2/3/2017, and the application is on the contact section of their webpage.
  • Only Cosas Lindas
    1. Their unique handmade lamps can be found at The District @ Mills 50; 1221 N. Mills Ave.; Orlando, FL 32803.
  • Orlando Jerky Outlet
    1. They can be found at two different locations:
      1. 869 N Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828
      2. The Florida Mall; 8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail #1202A; Orlando, FL 32809
    2. They can be reached through their webpage (www. beefjerkyorlando.beefjerkyoutlet.com), or by phone at 407-757-0473 or 407-852-0303. The owners are Teri Corbett and Frank Murru.
  • Piña Colada Collection
    1. Melissa Alicea is looking to relocate. Her online Etsy store (www.etsy.com/shop/PinaColadaCollection) has been put on vacation mode as of 2/3/2017, but, on the Etsy store, she notes any orders placed while the store is on vacation will get 10% off of their order. Alicea can be contacted by email at Pinacoladacollection@gmail.com.
  • Perky Pooch
    1. No information has been posted about a new location, but their Made in the U.S.A. products can be purchased on their Etsy online store (www.etsy.com/shop/Theperkypooch).
  • Pure Choice Organic
    1. They are re-locating to the Seminole Towne Center Mall; 200 Town Center Circle, Suite C04; Sanford, FL 32771. They currently have merchandise at The District @ Mills 50; 1221 N. Mills Ave; Orlando, FL 32803.
  • Putting Edge Orlando
    1. As of 2/3/2017, the Artegon can still be used and patrons can enter through the Cinemark entrance. No one at the Artegon location or at the franchise corporate office could be reached for details.
  • R ‘N R Record Shop
    1. According to the contact at Gods and Monsters, R N’ R records will be their neighbors at their new location in Orlando Crossings; 5421 International Dr.; Orlando, FL 32819. A re-opening date has not been announced as of 2/3/2017.
  • Simply Savory Gourmet Blends
    1. They have decided to not relocate into a physical location at this time. They attend over 11 events a month, including the Winter Park Farmers Market every Saturday. For any additional questions, contact them by phone at (407) 687-1445 or email at simplysavory@gmx.com
  • Silly Rabbit Crafts
    1. They are currently looking for a “bigger and better” in Orlando to relocate their DIY crafting studio. They have been frequenting events, such as The Makers Faire Orlando. Until they can relocate, they have been focusing on their online sales through their eBay store (stores.ebay.com/sillyrabbitcrafts) and attending vendor events. As of 2/3/17, their eBay store had 192 items for sale.
  • Steampunk Garage
    1. They are currently looking for a space that has at least 450 sq.ft., windows facing the street, and a good amount of foot traffic. They are open to partnering with other galleries and DIY workshops. For up-to-date information, contact Jenifer Martinez by email at j2shirts@gmail.com.
  • Surf-Wheels N’ Drones
    1. No word on relocating or events, but you can purchase a Surfwheel online through their website (surfwheelusa.com) . No word on where to get the drones that were sold. For more information, contact them by email at info@surfwheelusa.com.
  • Swings N’ Things
    1. No word a new location where you can test out relaxing hammocks from Swings N’ Things, but you can order them on their website (Myhammock.com). They can be contacted by phone at 1-800-778-6698 or by email at sales@myhammock.com.
  • Vagabond Traveler Promotion
    1. They are considering new locations, with 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789 being in their “potentials” list. Until they are re-settled, they are focusing on their online sales through their website (www.vagabondtraveler.com). For additional questions, contact the by phone at 818-850-2016.
  • Wild Florida Honey (a.k.a Winter Park Honey)
    1. They are relocating to 1280 Palmetto Avenue Showroom, Winter Park, FL 32789. We are trying to get an observational hive for them that is similar to the one they had at Artegon. You can contact Jean “The Beekeeper” Vasicek by email at jean.vasicek@gmail.com with any additional questions.
  • WildLife Gallery
    1. This Artegone store included a shared showroom by four artists who all are currently actively employed with commission work, as their work is in high demand. Three out of the 4 had pre-existing studio/workshop locations.
      1. Snidely Wood Studios is located at 3905 Kings Hwy, Port St John, FL 32927. Doug Snidey can be contacted through his website (SnideyWood.com), by phone at 321-536-0754, or by email at Snideywood@gmail.com.
      2. Brown’s Taxidermy and Nautical is located at 525 Glen Cheek Dr # B, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920. Brown can be contacted through his website (www.browntaxidermy.com), by phone at (321) 784-6677 or by email at brown@browntaxidermy.com.
  • Tiki D’s Wood Carving & Tiki Bar Fun’s owner, Damian Mosier, can be contacted by phone at 305-896-8674. He has been focusing on events such as the Keylime Festival to sell his artwork and asks that people follow his facebook page to keep up-to-date on events Moiser will be attending.
  1. Metal Fish 66 owner, Armando Hevia, is located at 10993 Ledgement Ln, Windermere, FL 34786. Hevia can be contacted through his website (metalfish66.com), by phone at 407-217-5660 and by email at armando@metalfish66.com.
  • Yes Magic Shop.
    1. They are currently looking for a new location. Until they can announce a grand opening date, they are focusing on online sales through their website (www.yesmagicshop.com). For more information, visit their website, or contact them by email at yes@seeeventsfl.com (or, if you are magic, you may contact them by telepathy).