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The following list is a collection of our top ten most-read posts in the past year, in order of clicks – not including our event calendar and our main landing page, which are the most-visited parts of our site.
TOP TEN MOST-READ POSTS OF 2020
10. “Bubbalou’s closed in Winter Park”
“The popular barbecue restaurant has been in operation at 1471 Lee Road since 1986, but owners took to Facebook to explain that business had dropped significantly during the pandemic and that they were forced to operate the restaurant with just four employees at reduced hours.” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“The park, crowned by the historic Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain, currently hosts over 100 events a year that bring over three million visitors to downtown. Parks staff told us last year, that the demands for the park were starting to outpace the abilities of its current infrastructure, and an initiative to build new, more modern restrooms triggered a need to look at the park more holistically in the anticipation of what the next 50 years may demand of it.” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“Gasp is a new woman-owned retail shop that specializes in home decor, accessories, and fun gifts located at 106 E. Canton Avenue, kitty-corner from the Morse Museum.” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“The 45-acre site plan, if approved, would include a mix of townhomes, multi-family residences, live/work units, and commercial uses and restaurants, as well as two new parking garages over four separate phases.” – CLICK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“The popular meat and seafood market is already renovating the former Mattress One on the corner of Fairbanks and Orlando Avenues, and when finished, will feature over 700 types of meats from alligator to zebu (probably not zebu, I was just trying to make an alphabet joke).” –CLICK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“FlixBus just announced that it will be launching in Florida with one of the first routes being from Fort Lauderdale to Orlando with stops in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Lakeland, and Miami.” –CLICK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“Parliament House owner, Don Granatstein, told his staff and the media at the time that he had plans to find a new home for the local institution with rumors circulating in the months to follow that they were considering the historic train station at Church Street, the shuttered Ceviche, and even some of the spaces at Wall St. Plaza.” – CLICK HERE FOR THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“The new concept will be located at 200 S. Orange Avenue in the tower formerly known as the “SunTrust,” tucked behind the former home of Walburgers’ short-lived restaurant space which closed in June 2020.” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“The chain, which specializes in “all-natural, fresh chicken tenders” already has a local shop in Disney Springs but the new location will be in the former Steak ‘n Shake building at 818 S. Orlando Avenue. Yes, that’s right by Chick-Fil-A and PDQ.” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
“We’ve had some major plumbing issues since New Year’s Eve, and plumbers are telling us we need to dig up the old cast iron pipes, which are shared with our neighbors. The landlord, David Robold, has refused to do the work. Every four or five weeks we’re faced with a major sewage backup and have been forced to close a number of times due to health and safety issues …” – CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE