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Top ten things you need to know this week


Here’s our rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week in Downtown Orlando area news.

  1. Se7en Bites Bake Shop will be moving into a new location early next year.
  2. The Mayor and Commissioner Patty Sheehan announc their $6M plan to save Constitution Green.
  3. Central Florida solar co-ops are expanding westard.
  4. The City of Orlando has installed 30 fancy new hydration stations around town.
  5. Guest Column: A Day in Kappo’s Kitchen by Michael Cuglietta
  6. College Park has turned pink in solidarity for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  7. Winter Park has secured another grant to help staunch the loss of its over-mature tree canopy.
  8. A study commissioned by the Orlando Museum of Art suggests moving the institution downtown. We’ve got the study too.
  9. The City of Orlando is seeking to annex and rezone a mobile home property in Downtown South.
  10. Pepe’s Cantina replaces Mi Tomatina in Hannibal Square Winter Park.
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Plans released for potential development on Downtown South mobile home property

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Last week we wrote about the possible annexation and rezoning of this lot on Pineloch Avenue that is currently the home of a mobile home park [GMap]. Plans have already been submitted for approval that detail a possible retail development to be located on that lot.

What we didn’t know at the time of that earlier post was that a new development would also expand westward and then face Orange Avenue.


City saves Constitution Green for under $6 million

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Commissioner Patty Sheehan had announced that a press conference would be held at the park at 1 p.m today (Friday, October 2) to announce some exciting news concerning the future of Constitution Green, which the Orlando Sentinel apparently uncovered early.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Mayor Buddy Dyer has signed a letter of intent to purchase the privately owned Constitution Green property from the Caruso family.

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Bungalower weekend event picks


Here’s a look at some of the events taking place this weekend.
Visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “Events” in our main menu.

If you’d like to have your event added to our calendar, simply send a link to your Facebook event page to [email protected], it’s that easy.

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