Gideon's Bakehouse (Website) announced via social media that they have acquired a 2,000 SF production warehouse, to make more cookies in. The warehouse, located in an undisclosed location in Altamonte Springs (to protect our cookies from cookie bandits), will allow...
1803 Pizza Kitchen (Facebook) is now open in Audubon Park. We wrote about the new restaurant concept HERE just last month. New ownership took over the space and completely remodeled the interior. 1802 Pizza Kitchen is located at 1803 E. Winter...
SPONSORED: This move-in-ready, mid-century ranch was built in 1956 and is located at 3411 Ibis Drive in the Audubon Park neighborhood. The three-bedroom, two-bath home sits on a corner lot, just next to Songbird Park where the local Main...
Audubon Park's only Italian eatery, O'Strombolis, has been sold to new owners and is undergoing a complete remodel and re-branding. Located at 1803 E. Winter Park Road the restaurant will now be known as 1803 Pizza/Kitchen (Facebook). Prior to...
Park Ave Compact Discs (Facebook | Website) is turning 33.3 years old on Saturday, February 10 and is celebrating with a big sale. All day long, the shop will be giving 33 percent off each guest's entire purchase, in honor...
Florida and Co. Market and Eatery (Website), the locally-sourced restaurant/bar in East End Market, is looking for a Kitchen Manager. Florida and Co.'s owner, Emily Rankin, is looking for an experienced chef that specializes in working with local ingredients. They...
Bem Bom (Facebook | Website) has finished their build-out and are simply awaiting their Certificate Of Occupancy to open their first brick and mortar restaurant. The popular Portuguese-inspired food truck has been working on opening the new location at 3101 Corrine Drive...
UPDATE: More details will be released in the coming months on their Facebook and Instagram pages, @ToriToriPub. The long-vacant building adjacent to Pho 88 at 720 N. Mills Avenue  has seen a lot of upgrades in the past two years...
MetroPlan Orlando, the metropolitan planning organization for Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, kicked off their year-long study of the Corrine Drive corridor in Audubon Park in February 6, 2017. We wrote about it HERE. During that time, they have held...
"My neighbors keep telling me about the Beeman Bubblegum House in my neighborhood. It looks like an old dollhouse in Audubon Park. What’s the story behind this house? Thanks for all you do!" - Jenny Edwin Beeman, the "Chewing Gum King"...
Award-winning cookie shop, Gideon's Bakehouse (Facebook | Website) was just featured in a video by Insider as part of their ongoing dessert series. Gideon's is a local bakery based in the East End Market. It first opened in July, 2016...
The National Food Mart has applied for assistance through the City of Orlando Small Business Facade Program to pay for new paint, new storefront windows and doors, landscaping, and parking lot upgrades. The Audubon Park gas station is located at...
Keen observers may recall that we already posted this job back in June, HERE. The job description has since been changed and reposted, closing for new applications on November 19. The Assistant Director would assist the Division Director with all general...
Editor's Note: I sit on the Board of Trustees for Harry P. Leu Gardens   Harry P. Leu Gardens is 70 percent open following the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma and they are in the process of rallying themselves for...
Original estimates on the damage Leu Gardens experienced from Hurricane Irma seem to have been drastically low-balled. Leu Gardens Director Robert Bowden told his Board of Directors early Wednesday morning that his staff has performed a comprehensive inventory of the...
UPDATE: If you have not registered ahead of time for the cleanup event HERE. You will be turned away at the gates. They are at capacity (which is a great problem to have). As we wrote last week, the Harry...
Leu Gardens (Website) has been heavily damaged from the recent Hurricane Irma. Due to what appears to have been some sort of microburst/tornado occurrence, dozens of trees have been leveled and the historic Leu House has also been damaged. The Director...
UPDATE: The following statement was issued from Emily Rankin, the owner of Florida and Co. earlier today (9/13): "As of now we still do not have power at East End Market and the areas we are sourcing the seafood from...
Bem Bom (Facebook | Website) is scheduled to open their Audubon Park restaurant in the next month at 3101 Corrine Drive . This is the first brick and mortar store for the award-winning Portuguese food truck, which has been featured...
MetroPlan is neck deep in their Corrine Drive Complete Streets study and held their first public workshop at Leu Gardens on July 27. The above video was a promo for the workshop which has already taken place, which presented...
Farm and Haus Orlando (Website), has slowly been expanding their empire of healthy prepared meals since their early roots in 2015; they expanded into the former Bookmark It space in East End Market, they partnered with guest chefs like Dixie...
We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
Like what you see? Consider supporting this series by clicking HERE.   Inhabit is a new series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days,...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood or cultural event each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts...
The City of Orlando is looking to fill a currently vacant position at the Harry P. Leu Gardens (Facebook | Website), that of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director is a professional-level administrative role that assists the Executive Director in the...