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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Former Orlando Magic player Victor Oladipo purchases shopping center in MetroWest

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2021 at 4:29 PM

click image PHOTO COURTESY VICTOR OLADIPO/INSTAGRAM
  • Photo courtesy Victor Oladipo/Instagram
All-Star Miami Heat guard and Magic alum Victor Oladipo has been sidelined from playing due to injury since April, but he's keeping busy with a side hustle as a real estate mogul with the recent purchase of a shopping center in Orlando's MetroWest area.

As reported by the Orlando Business Journal on Tuesday, the former Magic player has plunked down $7.6 million through his VO Spv Real Estate LLC to purchase the Metro Station shopping complex on Kirkman Road.



The MetroWest shopping center currently houses Brazilian Fight & Fitness, the Juicy Crab, Dollar Tree, Sale Beauty Supply and Cricket Wireless. It has the added attraction of being right next to a Walmart and was price-tagged at $6 million in 2020 by the Orange County Property Appraiser, as per OBJ. (Orange County real estate prices are indeed a crazy train.)

Oladipo played for the Magic as a guard from 2013-2016, but has called the Heat home since March of this year. As mentioned above, Oladipo underwent possibly "season-ending surgery" on his right quadriceps tendon in May and it's speculated he will be out for a good portion of this year's play at the very least. The orthopedic surgeon who performed the operation posited to ESPN that a November return for Oladipo might be in the cards.



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