Luggage handler plans to move HQ near Amway Center

Orlando luggage handling company Bags Inc. is planning to move its corporate headquarters to downtown Orlando.

Bags Inc. has a deal to purchase a 1.2-acre parking lot from the City of Orlando on the southwest corner of South Street and Division Ave., where it plans to build a new headquarters office, according to documents submitted to the City of Orlando.

The Orlando City Council approved the plan to construct a 50,000-square-foot building at the site and a purchase price of $1.34 million. The final price could change after further inspection. It is just southwest of the Amway Center.

“Approximately 80 corporate management and employees would work at this location on a regular basis,” the letter said. “Bags also employs a total of 1,875 employees in the Central Florida area, and would hire, interview, manage, train and pay those employees from its new corporate headquarters.”

A spokeswoman for Bags Inc. declined to comment on the project.

Bags Inc. is the Orlando company founded 25 years ago to handle luggage services at airports, hotels and other locations throughout the country. It handles about 5 million bags annually. It also handles about 2 million valet transactions.

It has its headquarters near SeaWorld.

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