The Phuoc Loc Tho Super Oriental Market (Facebook) is halving the footprint of their Mills 50 grocer/import store, located at 2100 E. Colonial Drive . The move will allow for the opening of Teletron Luxury Lifestyle (Website) a Vietnamese-owned electronics...
Savvy, skyward looking night owls may have noticed massive flowers hanging over their heads this week in Colonialtown. The night-blooming cereus, an epiphytic cactus that grows in mature trees, has been blooming since the weekend. The special cacti are long...
Tampa-based city-shapers DeBartolo Development (Website) has the long-term leasehold interest on the mall building under contract for the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, and is expected to close in February. The company is currently in just the early fact-finding/due diligence phase...
The Firehouse Subs (Website) location at 2217 E. Colonial Drive has closed. The 1,750 SF restaurant is part of a 3,500 SF building that leases the backspace to an independent bridal shop....
In a seeming blink of an eye, Gaviota Brasas, the second location of the South Eola-based Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website), has already closed and been replaced by a new concept. We wrote about the new Peruvian concept HERE back in February as it...
Is this your chicken? Orlando residents have been following this chicken's progress as it slowly made its way northwards along Bumby Avenue the past few days. According to posts on Nextdoor.com, the black chicken was first noticed around Bumby and Jamie...
Kyoto Sushi and Grill (Website) is a local concept that was founded at UCF in 2010. They offer a "modern approach to Japanese dining" and will be opening a new location in Colonial Plaza by summer 2020....
UPDATE: As of 6 p.m. Thursday evening, Beulah has been reunited with her owners. She was found in Dover Shores.    Beulah is a black pit bull who went missing on April 1, as she was startled by the Wrestlemania fireworks....
The Fashion Square mall now includes a bowling alley and arcade. The new StrikeOuts Bowling Alley and Entertainment Center is located on the second floor of the mall next to Premiere Cinema 14. StrikeOuts features 12 lanes of bowling, a new...
According to intrepid food reporter, Faiyaz Kara, the Fuddruckers (Website) will be opening a new location on Colonial Drive, near Bennett Road. Fuddruckers specializes in customizable, grill-to-order burgers and specialty house burgers, salads, The new restaurant will be located in the...
The Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (Website) are hard at work earning a merit badge for being amazing at life by bringing a something really special to their office building at 341 N. Mills Avenue in...
Sus Hi Eatstation (Facebook | Website) has now opened in the former home of Mai Bistro, located at 1830 Colonial Drive . The fast-casual, build-your-own sushi concept is owned by locals Robert Ly and...
StrikeOuts Bowling and Entertainment Center has closed their Orlando Fashion Square location after three years of operating in the struggling mall. StrikeOuts (Facebook) was located on the second floor of the building, just across the aisle from Showtimes at Premiere...
Discount chain Five Below (Website) has opened a new location in Colonial Plaza. The publicly-held chain offers goods that cost up to $5 and serves children, teens, and pre-teens like games, fashion, candy, room decor, stationery, school supplies, and more....
According to paperwork filed with the City of Orlando, a water-less car wash is looking to legalize their current set up shop at the Colonial Marketplace, just west of the Fashion Square mall . Green Phantom Eco Wash (Website) uses...
Bulk Nation (Website | Facebook) is now open in the Colonial Plaza shopping center at 2522 E Colonial Dr . The new bulk style grocery store is a first for our area. They sell all sorts of items in bulk without the...
We told you back in July about the plans to add a hotel to Fashion Square Mall and now the developers are looking to add an apartment complex to the area. According to documents filed with the City, the apartment...
Black Bean Deli (Facebook | Website) will now be open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their Colonialtown location, according to owner Andres Corton. Corton and his team tested the new hours on Sunday, August 13. "It seemed...
An event that blends the theme of Marvel's hit movie Black Panther with actual African history will be coming to Orlando by way of Tampa this fall. A Night in Wakanda is an immersive event that features a dinner of traditional African cuisine,...
Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website) has opened their second location in Orlando, called Gaviota Brasas in the former home of Casa Barcelona on Colonial Drive . We covered the Casa Barcelona space closing this past January HERE where we were informed...
Inhabit is a 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, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
The owners of the fashion square mall are planning to add a Dick's Sporting Goods to the Fashion Square Mall area. The Dick's is being proposed on the east side of the mall on the property that used to be...
That museum that The Girl Scouts of Citrus Council are building in Colonialtown is inching closer to earning its "realness" merit badge. We told you HERE in August 2019 that the local Girl...
The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Orlando (Website) will be hosting a panel on "Public Impact and Social Innovation" at 5:30 p.m. at the National Entrepreneur Center in the Fashion Square Mall . Learn about diverse local nonprofits and how...
Burlington Coat Factory (Website | Facebook) is now open at the Colonial Marketplace at 2933 E Colonial Drive . We told you back in June that the Burlington would go into the space that was formerly Office Max and AC Moore. The new store will is over...