The Orlando Magic wants to buy a city-owned parking lot in Parramore so they can build a new facility roughly a quarter-of-a-mile away from the Amway Center. The planned 100,000 SF facility would...
Students and staff of the new Valencia College and UCF campuses at Creative Village will be able to ride SunRail for free in August and September, thanks to a new partnership with the rail system.
"At no point prior to closing did we ever believe our building to be unsafe for occupants." - Kevin Keelan, 1010 West Facility Director   Following a sudden City-imposed closure last May, 1010 West (Website) has finally reopened for business. The management of the...
The Appearance Review Board approved a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for renovations of a Stadium-adjacent building located at 642 W. Church Street back in 2017. Original plans for the renovations of the building called for a new mesh-covered...
UPDATE: The City of Orlando has postponed the hearing to May.  The West Art District is a 45,000 SF campus comprised of a group of colorful buildings, located in Parramore, at the corner of Central Boulevard and Westmoreland Drive. The former...
We told you about locally-grown film company, Strong Films (Website) and their documentary on the first racially-integrated little league game in the South HERE last April. In 1955, the all-black Pensacola Jaycees played...
In a follow-up to a story we did last November, plans have finally been released for the upcoming renovations of the vacant Grand Avenue School, located at 800 Grand Street . The City of Orlando will be moving multiple programs...
The Orlando Police Department has installed an E-Commerce Exchange Zone outside their new headquarters at 1250 W. South Street . The Exchange Zone is meant to give online shoppers a safe place to exchange money for goods that they purchase...
West Art District, a sprawling complex on Central Boulevard between Orange Blossom Trail and Westmoreland Drive, is expected to open within the next few weeks. The 45,000 SF arts space will house artists, art classes, pop-up shops, coffee shops, a...
Alison Kirby, principal at Jones High School, wrote a letter to Ellen DeGeneres asking for support for her school's band and choir in order to perform at Carnegie Hall. Ellen "The Generous" DeGeneres then invited the band's teachers onto the Ellen show...
"Hello, Brendan. I heard Church Street was looking to expand into Parramore ... is that true?" - Bungalower Reader Parramore could be getting a Main Street again soon, but just not in the way...
The City of Orlando will consider amending the Traffic and Parking Code and redefine the responsibilities of the Parking Division at the Monday, September 16 City Council Meeting. Chapter 39 of the City...
A vacant warehouse that once housed a men's shelter in Parramore caught fire this morning and the Orlando Fire Department reported that one person was rescued from the second floor of the vacant building but that they...
It appears we have received our first look at what the City may have planned for the upcoming Bridge District project. Project DTO identified the parking lots under the I-4 as a potential home of a potential new park space...
Orlando City SC has sold the naming rights to their downtown Orlando stadium to Explria Resorts. The stadium, home to Orlando City of Major League Soccer and the Orlando Pride of the National...
By Jon Busdeker The City of Orlando is considering relocating its Pottery Studio two miles away to Grand Avenue School, according to a city spokesperson. City officials are exploring Grand Avenue School, which closed earlier this year, as a “potential site...
Orlando-based comedian Rauce Padgett’s (Facebook) has released the third video in his a series of videos that look at the “big questions” Central Floridians are asking right now. This latest video shines the spotlight at Camping World Stadium's name. The real...
According to a post on their Facebook page, Nikki's Place (Facebook | Website) will be re-opening their soul food restaurant by mid-August. The popular Southern restaurant had been open for 16 years before suffering extensive damage from a fire, in March, 2015. They were...
Texas-based Mill Creek Residential Trust LLC has announced its plans to purchase a 1.7-acre parcel in Creative Village for an estimated $5.5 million. According to a release sent to us earlier this week, the company is planning to develop a...
According to Kyle Arnold of the Orlando Sentinel, a new bar and cafe will be opening next to the Orlando City Soccer Stadium. The Lion's Den (Website), located at 642 W. Church Street , would operate the business as a cafe...
  Interstate 4 construction dividing Parramore (on the bottom) and Downtown Orlando (on the top). This is a thesis statement originally posted by Yuri Gama at Tropics of Meta. Gama is a recently admitted Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts in Amherst....
A Gulf Coast brewing company is looking to sign a lease at the Amway Center. Award-winning Big Storm Brewing Co. (Facebook | Website), which has locations in Clearwater, Odessa, and Cape Coral, is looking...
Electronic Arts (EA Games), the company behind the successful Madden NFL game series, has let slip that they will be moving their local offices out of Maitland and into downtown Orlando. The move...
PHOTO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO The City has found space to relocate the Boy Scouts, out of their current home at Lake Lorna Doone Park, across from Camping World Stadium. The relocation is part of a larger effort being spurred by...
The City of Orlando's Creative Village Development Review Committee has approved plans for a 15-story student housing development, for the Downtown UCF/Valencia College campus in Parramore. The planned mixed-use building would house 7,700 students when completed, if approved by City...