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"Four decades ago, Parramore was a bustling downtown Orlando neighborhood with a thriving business community and two theaters. Today, those theaters are gone and many businesses have been shuttered, thanks to nearly 40 years of social change and neglect that led the community to become blighted, poverty-stricken and crime-ridden. Now, Parramore is home to a hodge-podge of inconsistent development. Single-family homes are across the street from warehouses, undeveloped lots and a noticeable lack of neighborhood retail. The area also has too many rental properties; neglectful, absentee landlords; and too few home owners." -Jill Krueger, Orlando Business Journal, 2005
Parramore is going through a rebirth. A gigantic events arena is bring built, FAMU Law School has been built and there's a new gay bar.
Parramore Community Garden
The new stadium/arena