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

  1. UCF announces plans for Downtown Orlando campus. The campus could have around 10,000 students and would be part of the Creative Village project. The campus requires funding from the state to move forward.
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings buying Citrus Bowl naming rights. Capital One is now sponsoring the Orange Bowl game in Miami and ESPN is reporting that Buffalo Wild Wings will sponsor the Citrus Bowl game.
  3. Orlando Amtrak Station to get multi-million dollar restoration. The restoration is focused on exterior improvements and will restore the historic building.
  4. Our Take: The Princeton at College Park. In our first editorial we take an in-depth look at The Princeton at College Park apartment complex. We walk you through the project and give you our take on it.
  5. Orange County Public Schools co-winner of nation’s biggest urban education prize. The award recognizes increasing improvement and narrowing performance gaps of students of different racial and income groups. The prize comes with $500,000 in scholarships for graduating students.
  6. Fleet Feet Sports to open at Sodo in Downtown South. This is Fleet Feet Sports’ first Orlando location. The athletic footwear store has a location in Altamonte and other franchises across the country.
  7. New restaurant going into Dunkin’ Donuts space on Edgewater Drive. This new neighborhood restaurant doesn’t have a name yet but plans to have a back-to-basics made-from-scratch menu. Dunkin’ Donuts will be moving into the new building on Edgewater Drive.
  8. Green Day Cafe opens in North Quarter. The new eatery is located in the former Virgin Olive space. They serve a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner including bowls for breakfast, homemade soups, wraps, salads,  quesadillas, loaded potatoes and stuffed green peppers.
  9. The Orlando Weekly and Scott Joseph both gave positive reviews of Elliot’s Public House in Ivanhoe Village. Scott says he likes the changes from Brian’s especially the menu improvements and the Weekly comments that they are raising the caliber of food, not their noses.
  10. From an arts perspective, Thomas Thorspecken calls Les Miserables at the Orlando Shakes a stellar production. This is the second excellent review we’ve posted about the show. With Thor’s you get a great sketch.

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