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The Loop and The Loop West
We all know Orlando is a shopper's paradise and The Loop and The Loop west are no exception. This open air spacious retail and dining complex offers something for everyone and will be sure to keep the most hardy bargain hunter happy. Whether you are searching for that designer handbag or perhaps a vase or the latest smartphone, The Loop has bling and bargains galore.
Opened in 1996, this pedestrian friendly strip mall offers well over a million square feet of retail options and is home to a huge variety of large departments stores such as JC Penney, Kohl' s, Beall' s, Ross and TJ Max.
Michael' s will thrill the crafters in the family and The Sports Authority should give the active crowd plenty to browse at.
Bed, Bath and Beyond, Pier 1 Imports and Kirkland' s offer a variety of household items, there' s a Yankee Candle Company for those wanting to stock up on scents and Mums and Dads can find all they need for their youngsters in Babies R Us.
Books and Music lovers will be enthralled with Books A Million and shoe lovers have an array of stores where bargains galore can be found in Famous Footwear and the soon to open Shoe Carnival to name just a few.
Gadget buffs can browse around The Game Stop, Sprint and T-Mobile Stores to see the latest in smartphones or tablets.
For those who want a little pampering, there are nail salons, hair salons, a weight control center, an Avon store and a Bath & Body Works.
Want some bling? Head over to Jared, Zales or Kay Jewellers for something that sparkles or treat yourself to a new pair of shades at the Sunglass Hut. Clair' s are sure to have accessories for all ages and Petco will have everything to spoil the four legged member of the family.
Once you have shopped until you are just about ready to drop, there' s a wide range of dining options. If you want to grab a quick snack head over to Wendy' s for a juicy burger or have a refreshing drink at the Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Panera Bread offer a selection of bakery items and sandwiches and Ben and Jerry' s offer a huge selection of tempting treats. If you want to sit down for a delicious meal, full service restaurants include BJs Brewhouse, Bonefish Grill, Macaroni Grill and Chilli' s amongst the endless choice. There really is something for everyone.
You can even take in a move at one of 16 state-of-the-art screens featuring Real 3D movies, stadium seating and digital sound.
The Loop is open 10am to 9. 30pm Monday to Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sundays, although Regal Cinema, most restaurants and some of the stores do have extended hours.
The Loop is located on the Northwest Corner of John Young Parkway and Osceola Parkway. The Loop, 3208 North John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34741. Tel: (407) 343-9223
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