Here’s a look at some of the events taking place this weekend.
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By Frank Flanagan
Orlando has seen a marked rise in the amount of coffee shops the past few years and it gets a little hard trying to keep them in mind when you wake up nice and early and need that fix of java to get your day started right.
We’ve assembled a fairly comprehensive list of Orlando’s coffee shops below to make that search for a cup o’ joe a little easier.
An unnamed Orlando resident is offering some free bees online. All you have to do is come and take them away.
The posting reads as follows (we apologize for the language – we’ve edited out the worst):
By Frank Flanagan
Midnight Pizza on Orange Ave [GMap] has closed, becoming the second downtown pizza joint (following Church Street’s Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza) to fold in recent weeks. The shop has removed all exterior Midnight Pizza labeling, and windows have been mostly taped over, but a peek through the cracks revealed an almost empty space.
By Guest Columnist Leslie Wolcott
UPDATE – The original post said this was the site of Princeton Elementary, which is incorrect. We’ve edited this piece since it’s original posting
We happened into a meeting at Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux (Website) today where architects, OCPS employees including John Morris, the Chief Facilities Officer for Orange County Public Schools, and Orange County School Board member Nancy Robbinson presented plans for the new Urban K-8 School at the 13-acre OCPS site in Audubon Park.
A few of our readers have been asking us for some clarification on the proposed City Centre (Lake Eola Development) project, asking what exactly would be affected if it is allowed to go forward. According to the attached plans, the “existing fountain,” (which is actually Sperry Fountain, the centerpiece of the existing small plaza next door) will remain. Sperry Fountain was the first fountain to be installed in Lake Eola back in 1914 (although the the original iron fountain was eventually replaced by a bronze replica in 2011).
According to their website, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is undertaking a Planning Study on the Robinson Street Corridor between Hughey Avenue and Maguire Boulevard in the City of Orlando.
Alden Road, between North Lake Formosa and Princeton, and North Lake Formosa between Alden Road and Camden will be closed Saturday, August 15 between 3 a.m. and 11 a.m. for a special event called Celebration of Running.
Any questions regarding street closures should be directed to Scott Walker at 407-246-2372.
Last Friday, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Robert Stuart debuted the completed Lake Ivanhoe Paddleboard Dock at Gaston Edwards Park, in the Ivanhoe Village Main Street District [GMap].