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

  1. The state house passed a bill that would allow Orlando’s soccer stadium to receive a state subsidy.
  2. Next year’s Orlando City Soccer season, their first MLS season, will be played in the Citrus Bowl. You can now put your season ticket deposit down.
  3. The Orlando Ballet makes plans to renovate and move Into Loch Haven Neighborhood Center.
  4. The Sentinel takes a look at Parramore Village which still sits vacant ten years after the a promise to redevelop the neighborhood.
  5. The Florida Department of Transportation selected a team to build out the Ultimate I-4 plan which includes rebuilding and adding an express lane to I-4. Construction will begin late this year or early next.
  6. Another update to the Fashion Square Mall Redevelopment plan which now include apartments and a Cady Way Connection
  7. An Oralndo-Orange County Expressway Authority board member indicted on bribery charges. Scott Maxwell says the toll-road scandal was predictable, preventable.
  8. Restaurants coming a going…We gave you an update on Brian’s Restaurant which will evolve into Elliott’s Public House. And after just a short stint in the old Harmoni and Wild Side location, The Hangar in College Park closes.
  9. Scott Joseph stopped by Cafe Red Downtown and gives us his opinion on the service and food.
  10. The Sentinel interviews the Rollins grads who are bringing a bike-share program to downtown Orlando. Here’s a look at where their first bike share hubs might be.

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