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Exclusive Construction Sneak Peek - Canvas Market inside New Lake Nona Restaurant

Full disclosure: I am one of the two Canvas Market buyers.

We got permission to show you interior shots of Canvas Market early during the design/layout phase.

We told you in November that a 278-seat dinner-only restaurant called Canvas was opening Winter 2016 in Lake Nona.

Canvas' menu will be classic American and chef-driven featuring local ingredients and Florida seafood. Guests will enjoy waterfront views on a private lake, exhibition-style kitchen, floor-to-ceiling windows, banquettes and a large wooden bar.

Canvas will also feature a special relaxed gathering spot off to the side called Canvas Market. Canvas Market will feature the following:
  1. Curated selection of housewares, books and locally-made goods 
  2. Communal table and several 4-top tables at which guests relax and enjoy the lakeside view
  3. To-go bar serving offee, juices, smoothies and their breakfast/lunch menu
  4. Lake Nona Info Center

The communal table will go here, in the middle of the space. Guests can sip coffee and eat lunch, read from the book selection, answer email and lounge.



The area that the blue ledger table occupies will be half market, half Lake Nona info center. Much of the furniture is sourced from Brooklyn directly.


The market is just off the restaurant dining room and bar. The two areas are separated by a wine cabinet and doors.


The market will be  place to relax and unwind, with a lakeside view, coffee and snacks and an ever-changing array of merchandise hands selected by two buyers.


Several pieces that will hold the merchandise are rustic and appear as if they've been in the space forever.


The to-go food and coffee will be served from this lovely subway tiled kitchen with a white marble top with black accessories.

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