League of Extraordinary Dining to Open Food Hall in Tavares

“We are still in the early stages, but we are definitely moving forward with the project,” Walker explains. “We hope to convert this old train depot into a humbly-sized food hall and taproom.” 
League of Extraordinary Dining to Open Food Hall in Tavares
Photo: Official

The League of Extraordinary Dinning LLC, made up of George Walker, David Perry, and Emad Shahid, is planning to develop Gatsby’s Underground, a roaring 20’s-themed food hall at 424 E. Alfred St. in Tavares. The group also runs Nautilus Coffee, Argonaut Bar, and Batter Bar, all located in central Florida.

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Partner George Walker explains to What Now Orlando that The League of Extraordinary Dinning has entered into an agreement with the City of Tavares which allows for an exclusive due diligence in regards to the Alfred St. property, a former train depot, built in 1925. 

“We are still in the early stages, but we are definitely moving forward with the project,” Walker explains. “We hope to convert this old train depot into a humbly-sized food hall and taproom.” 

Mr. Walker notes that, considering all that there is yet to develop, the culinary profile of the food hall has not yet been developed. When asked if the food hall will exclusively host third-party vendors or supply the food themselves, Mr. Walker imagines a balance. 

“We have some products we want to test, but it should be a mix of our own projects and third-party members.”

Given the many challenges of restoring and building out a historic property to fit a modern taproom and food hall, there are no set opening dates.

League of Extraordinary Dining to Open Food Hall in Tavares
Photo: Official
Paul Soto

Paul Soto

Paul Soto is a freelance writer. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's MFA in Creative Writing and lives between the U.S. and Portugal, where he is working on his first book.
Paul Soto

Paul Soto

Paul Soto is a freelance writer. He is a graduate of Syracuse University's MFA in Creative Writing and lives between the U.S. and Portugal, where he is working on his first book.

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