Portobello Square Shopping Center was developed by Dr. Edward J. Lurie, a prominent business man and professional residing in Seminole, FL. The shopping center was designed and engineered by the architectural firm of Concept's, Inc. and built by Hartman Construction. The center is a unique shopping complex which features intricate Spanish architecture and design. It's arched porticoes, resembling bell towers, are the center's trademark architectural feature. These porticoes also highlight the various levels of the shopping center's sidewalks and walkways.
Dr. Lurie has been involved in the development of several other successful projects in the immediate area: Oakhurst Garden Apartments, Suncoast Workshop/Warehouse Center, Pinellas Workshop Center, Mid County Showrooms & Workshops, Florida Workshop/Warehouse Center, and Oakhurst Suburban Center.