The Antioch21 Church at the corner of Bumby Avenue and East Robinson Street will be replaced by a new mixed-use concept this summer. The warehouse has already been gutted, painted, and is currently in the process of being thoroughly renovated...
The former home of Urban ReThink, the first co-working space in Orlando, has been leased to design agency, DMS Group (Website). DMS has several offices across the country, but are currently based out of Clearwater, FL, where they have a...
The Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District is partnering with the Incremental Development Alliance and Canin Family Foundation on an upcoming webinar and workshop to empower residents to affect change in their communities through small scale development. Lessons include training on...
First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
Lion's Pride Orlando (Facebook | Website) is now open for business in the  historic Teele Building, in the Church Street District . The restaurant and bar is fully-outfitted with plenty of screens to catch a live soccer game, with a...
Ace Cafe Orlando  (Facebook | Website) formally opens for business on Friday, May 19 at 7 a.m., but our hot shot cameraman/reporter, Jon Busdeker, got an inside look at what all the hullaballoo is about, a day early. Check out our earlier...
The former Orlando Surgery Center in Ivanhoe Village will now house a collection of vintage cars, offices, and a new rooftop bar, called M Lounge. The hybrid space is a new project by Australian businessman, Tim Majors, of Major Investments (Website). The bar...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
EDIT: We originally published that Arby's is looking to open a location on South Orange, but there is, in fact, already one there. Corporate offices are simply looking to remodel the existing location.  According to paperwork filed with the City,...
VIDEO BY JON BUSDEKER REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc., (Website) held their soft opening on Thursday evening, May 11. Click HERE for more information. Their Winter Park location is located at 430 N. Orlando Avenue .
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
The former Orlando AT&T building, located at 500 N. Orange Avenue , will be converted into new Class A office space by early 2018. The currently vacant, five-story, 118,517 SF building is now owned by Michigan-based West Second Street Associates,...
This three bedroom, four bathroom estate faces a brick-paved street on the northern shore of Lake Adair in College Park . Originally built in 1926, this Italian Renaissance-inspired single-family home has been restored inside and out. The exterior features include...
The City of Orlando's Creative Village Development Review Committee has approved plans for a 15-story student housing development, for the Downtown UCF/Valencia College campus in Parramore. The planned mixed-use building would house 7,700 students when completed, if approved by City...
This three bedroom, three bath home is located in the heart of the Lake Eola Heights historic district, but was built in 2007. It sits at 1,904 SF and features wood floors, an over-sized two-car garage, granite counter tops, and...
Harry P. Leu, the namesake of Leu Botanical Gardens in Audubon Park, is one of Orlando's most memorable residents. In 1926 Leu purchased four acres of land next to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Garland Street, and converted an old...
Ace Cafe Orlando  (Facebook | Website) has formally announced that they will be opening their doors on Friday, May 19 at 7 a.m. The 35,000 SF motor-themed entertainment complex was expected to open in late April, but was delayed until May. The...
CityLab Orlando (Website) is an off-campus program run by the University of Florida, in their Graduate School of Architecture, and is located in Downtown Orlando. The three-year program teaches students about architecture and urban theory, and allows for individual research...
Two years after the designs were submitted to the City for approval, the new sign has been installed at the new Downtown Walgreens. The smaller signs on the exterior were installed earlier in the month. The larger blade sign was fabricated...
EDIT: THIS POSTING HAS SINCE BEEN REMOVED FROM CRAIGSLIST.  A tiny house with modern design elements is listed for sale on Craigslist for 38,000. The home, on wheels, is only a year old and is equipped with LED lighting, new AC,...
As we wrote HERE in January, Citrus Restaurant will be replaced by a new Mexican concept. That new concept, Reyes Mezcaleria (Facebook | Website), will soft open on Monday, May 1, if all goes well with the City. Jason Chin, the...
The owners of The Lodge (Facebook) and The Woods (Facebook) in Downtown Orlando have taken the helm of the recently vacated Burton's Bar and Grill in Thornton Park . Following the news that the bar had closed this past February, business partners...
A 13-story multi-family residential tower is being proposed for 108 E. Livingston Street , called Magnolia Rose. The property has been affectionately labeled as "The Wedge," for years in urban planning forums. The proposed 320 unit development would also include...
The local branch of AIA Orlando, the American Institute of Architects, has released a first run of a book on local architecture, the Architectural Guide to Central Florida. The new book gives a comprehensive look at the region's "outstanding buildings" that span...
The Sears department store at Fashion Square Mall closed in November, 2016, after being in business for 50 years. The closure was a result of the property being reclaimed by Seritage Growth Partners, who had worked a reclamation agreement into...