Mayor Buddy Dyer will be turning 60 years old next month. As such, there will be a public party held at The Abbey from 5:30-7:30 p.m.August 7 to celebrate. Attendees are asked to refrain from giving gifts and to donate to...
A public cuddling workshop will be held on December 6 at YogaMix Orlando in South Eola. According to the event page, the attendees of the workshop will: "... cocreate a...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
A 21-story residential tower is being proposed at 101 Lake Ave in the South Eola neighborhood of the Thornton Park District . Citi Tower is being planned on the site that was previously approved for the "Montage" development. The new...
Bynx Orlando (Facebook | Website), the hybrid retail concept we told you was opening in 420 E. Church Street right before the pandemic hit Orlando HERE in early March, has launched an online catalog. Bynx...
A fire destroyed the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary (Website) in the middle of the night, killing 31 of the 300+ animals that the owner had on the property. Including three of his four dogs.
Artisan popsicle-maker, the Pop Parlour (Facebook | Website), now offers full service in their Lake Eola-adjacent store. The new menu includes tea, coffee, and espresso drinks, including their own house-made cold brew that they will be bottling and selling around...
We've first told you about the The Brownstones at Thornton Park (Website | Facebook) back in March, and then provided updated exterior renderings in July. Now, the 28-unit townhome complex is set to break ground today in the South Eola neighborhood of the...
Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, will be performing at the Abbey in South Eola on Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. Big Freedia (Freddie Ross), is known for pushing the Bounce genre since the early 90s, which is a subset...
The Downtown Arts District (Website) will be hosting Baltimore-born artist Derrick Adams at their upcoming In The Artist's Studio event on Friday, April 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Mezz in South Eola. Adams currently lives and works out of...
The Central Florida Composers Forum (Website) will join forces with Orlando Story Club (Website) for an upcoming collaborative event called Joyland produced by the Downtown Arts District. Storyletters will share personal experiences accompanied...
Orlando's newest opera company, Opera del Sol (Facebook | Website), was launched this past June and is ramping up for their first fully-staged and scripted production, Opera Wars.  We covered the launch of the new non-profit production company HERE. Opera del Sol is meant...
When we told you about the townhomes being planned in the South Eola neighborhood of Thornton Park District back in March, Bungalowers were very quick to comment on the plainness of the design that was shown for the 28-unit, three-story development. The...
There will be a special edition of What's Up Downtown on the evening of June 1 at the Downtown Snap gallery, at 420 E. Church Street . The focus of the night will be "creative placemaking" which is a practice...
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Florida Theatrical Association is bringing back their New Musical Discovery Series this fall at the Mezz and the Abbey in South Eola, this fall. The series showcases new musicals written by aspiring playwrights from across the nation. Works are submitted...
ADAM KIEFER, ‘XAVERINE.’ VIRUNGA RANGER, 2015 Orlando-based photographer, Adam Kiefer (Website), specializes in conservation, and his work has been taking him to Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2013. Virunga was founded in 1925 by King Albert I...
The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild (Website) put out a call for quilts after the Pulse tragedy this summer. The response, resulted in over 1,500 quilts being donated from across the world. The guild will be presenting quilts to Orlando Mayor...
An apartment building is being proposed at 420 E Church St. (btwn. Lake Ave & Osceola Ave.). We told you about how the City Council approved plans for the ORMC hotel and in the same approval they approved the...
If approved, three separate lots on East Pine Street could be the future home of the Olive (Website). The three lots, comprised of 619,621, and 623 East Pine , could soon host a new three-story, six-unit development. The proposed building...
The recently formed South Eola Neighborhood Association (Facebook | Nextdoor) is looking for residents to join their ranks. The South Eola neighborhood comprises the increasingly dense residential area between Summerlin Avenue to the east, Robinson Street to the north,...
Orlando-based Colorist Creative (Facebook | Website) is releasing a documentary called Seduction of the Pines which shares the story of an Orlando resident trying to find records of lost family land in Cuba. The premiere of the film is scheduled for...
Don't Tell Anyone Bar (Website) is open in the Thornton Park District of Downtown Orlando and we're telling everyone. The bar is located in the 101 Eola building at 101 South Eola Drive. The entrance is actually on Church...
It looks like the space that was Altamoda Salon will soon be Atelier Salon. Workers inside the space at 411 E Central Blvd. in the Thornton Park District began building out the space this week. The plans were for...
Construction on a new nine-story apartment complex broke ground today in the South Eola Neighborhood of the Thornton Park District. We first told you about the new apartments located at 420 E Church St  back in September. We now know they will...