According to a police report sent to us this morning, Orlando Police officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the 2400 block of East Robinson Street in the Milk District at 1:23 a.m. As a result of the crash, one of the cars left the roadway, hopped the curb, and struck the front of Holey Rabbit Tattoo Shop and The Milk District Spot – an innovative retail incubator that we’ve written about previously HERE.
The driver of the car that hopped the street allegedly left the scene of the crash in another vehicle. The remaining driver reported they were injured by did not want to be transported to the hospital.
Orlando Police were dispatched to a complaint of a carjacking by an 18-year-old boy at 2:40 a.m. who said his car had been stolen but the officers later determined that he was driving the car involved in the crash. He was arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Property Damage, Leaving the Scene of a Crash with Injuries, and False Report to Law Enforcement Authorities.
Milk District director, Zac Alfson, told Bungalower that they are waiting on a structural engineer to come to check out the impact of the crash on the structure of the building but that he hopes they will be able to open back up for business in time for Tasty Tuesday this week – their weekly food truck/market event.
Neighboring businesses The Nook on Robinson and Holey Rabbit tattoo shop reportedly suffered little damage.
At the time of the crash, a group of small businesses was just two weeks into a two-month residency in the incubator, including Joybird Books, Framework Coffee, The Vintage Chair (Instagram), and Kick right Shop and Buttons (Instagram).
You can donate to The Milk District Spot HERE.