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

  1. 4 Rivers Smokehouse to open new restaurant in City Hall.
  2. Coffee Culture is now open in the North Quarter.
  3. Mills 50 is getting another mural, this time it will be made with bottle caps.
  4. FDOT will replant thousands of trees to replace the ones that were cut down for the I-4 Ultimate project.
  5. Road maps with only bike routes are sad.
  6. We got a look at what the Ivanhoe Ramp changes will look like.
  7. Local author, Vanessa Blakeslee’s collection of short stories was optioned for a film.
  8. Winter Park launches year-long visioning process, a la Project DTO.
  9. Public Art Alert: Our Editor’s Put A Bird On It sculpture was torn down by FDOT and Patty Sheehan’s pink bunny got hate mail (Orlando Weekly).
  10. Yum-mi Sandwiches is undergoing some big changes (Orlando Weekly).
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  1. What we need Downtown Orlando is a Dance Club that caters to people over 50, besides the Senior Citizen Activity Centers.  Someplace that either has a band, or a DJ that plays current hits as well as oldies.