WINTER PARK MALL began a downward spiral in the late 1980s. By the late '90s, a lifestyle-type redevelopment was underway. The mall was bulldozed, leaving two structures standing. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, seen here, was the first newly-built restaurant to open in the new WINTER PARK VILLAGE. It welcomed its first diners in March 1999.
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Brio Tuscan Grill was also one of the new WINTER PARK VILLAGE tenants. It was in business by the time of the shopping hub's official dedication, which was held in November 1999.
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