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. Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orange County lose public record lawsuit  The county will have to turn over documents and records on the Mayor’s Dropbox account. Scott Maxwell points out that it’s not clear if the records will show anything but that the citizen group has a right to request the records.
  2. City hangs historic downtown Christmas star. Checkout this video from the City on the history of the star that made its first appearance downtown in 1953.
  3. Downtown Tree Lighting Celebration to take place on Friday. As the holidays get underway be sure to checkout our events calendar for a complete listing of the holiday events happening in the bungalow districts.
  4. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer to Hold Annual State of Downtown Address at Church Street Exchange Building. The speech will focus on Project DTO and is expected to include some announcements that will “shape the next decade of Downtown.”
  5. Mingos in Thornton Park now closed. Still no word on if/where they might reopen.
  6. Qarma Crêpes in Thornton Park moves to UCF. The owner tells Bungalower there just weren’t enough people to make it a viable location.
  7. Scott Joseph checks out Mamak Asian Street Food in Mills 50 and says you won’t be the least bit disappointed.
  8. He also tried out Txokos Basque Kitchen Sunday Brunch at East End Market .
  9. Tasty Chomp’s tries out the southern comfort and soul food at Nikki’s Place in the Parramore Neighborhood. Overall he said he had an enjoyable lunch.
  10. Orlando Culture Shock grabbed a couple of drinks at one of our favorite bars, The Thirsty Topher. He says it’s a good spot to hide.

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