Lotte is an upmarket Korean grocery store chain whose grand opening might not be as noteworthy if it happened in Winter Park or I-Drive. This pan-Asian superstore decided to set up shop on West Colonial Drive, which is not far form Pine Hills.
Regina Hill, the Orlando City Commissioner, says that that corner had “been blighted for at least five or six years.”
Hill represents the area and she is thrilled that Lotte choose to open its doors there. “It’s been overwhelming for the community to see all different cultures coming to one spot,” she says.
People form all walks of life are packing the parking lot and aisles in a place that once did not have a community supermarket…