Here’s our rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week in Downtown Orlando area news. Sponsored by Olde Town Broker
- Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opens in downtown. The new Dr Phillips Center held a series of grand opening events over the weekend and be sure to checkout the photos of the center at night.
- Orlando Citrus Bowl to open next week. The Dr. Phillips Center isn’t the only new venue opening this month. The reconstructed Orlando Citrus Bowl will open on November 19.
- I-4 Ultimate Project to begin in February, last 6 1/2 years. We’re continuing to learn more about the I-4 Ultimate Project. While we still don’t have a complete schedule we do know that the project will start in February. Project team members say most of I-4 will be under construction at the beginning and the downtown portions will take the longest.
- City approves The Princeton at College Park, Edgewater retail to get facelift. City Council voted to approve the project with the changes the council had asked for.
- Orlando sees boom in homes shared by roommates. More than 36 percent of working-age residents share a house, apartment or condo with someone else. That’s up from 22 percent in 1990.
- Voters extend tax for Orange County schools. Last week voters approved to extend the one mill tax. The initiative passed with 76 percent of the vote.
- Coffee Culture Café & Eatery to open at NORA in North Quarter. The new Canadian cafe will open in the ground floor of the new complex facing Orange Ave.
- Orlando City Soccer Club unveils MLS home jersey. The new jersey’s include a nod to their pre-MLS season with the old logo being printed on the inside of the jerseys.
- SunRail ambassadors back on platforms. The platform attendants are back on the job helping riders and ensuring they are paying their fare.
- Southern Meets Asian Fusion At SOCO. Eat Local Orlando checks out the new Soco in Thornton Park and says it’s excellent.
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