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The Hide Shop Leatherworks Moves from College Park to Mills50

The Hide Shop (Website | Instagram) is moving its leather working space from its old location in College Park at 2527 Edgewater Drive (Map) to its new home in Mills50 at 728 N Thornton Ave (Map). 
According to their website, in 2006 the owner's luxury wallet fell apart. He examined the flaws and began to study leather working and later opened the business, The Hide Shop.

Each piece is cut by hand from premium hides tanned in the U.S.A. Each seam is manually hole punched with an awl, and hand stitched using a traditional saddle stitch process and/or sewn using a vintage sewing machine and finished by hand.
2527 Edgewater Drive (Map)

2527 Edgewater Drive (Map)
The new location at 728 N Thornton Ave (Map)
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New York Times features Downtown Orlando in Clear Channel Billboard Story

The New York Times did a story about Clear Channel's launch of new billboard technology and featured a photo of downtown Orlando in the story.
The technology involves partnerships with several companies including AT&T will "track people’s travel patterns and behaviors through their mobile phones."
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Wahlburgers Selects Local Bakery as Cupcake Supplier

According to Orlando Weekly, local cupcake marker Jillycakes was selected to provide cupcakes for the new Wahlburgers restaurant in downtown Orlando.

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Walt Disney World's New Ticket Pricing Launches

According to Disney's official blog, starting Sunday February 28th, one-day tickets to any Walt Disney World park will vary in price based on season.
"Each month is divided into value, regular and peak days with an 8-11 month calendar available for viewing online. Here’s an example, if guests plan their visit for September, they’ll have a variety of options, including many days in the value period, which will give them the opportunity to pay less for a 1-Day ticket. If they plan to visit during a peak period, like the winter holidays, they will pay more. Purchasing a 1-Day ticket in a non-peak period, or choosing multi-day tickets and annual passes, will provide additional flexibility and value." Buzzed's post lays it out more simply:
"The company is using a three-tier pricing scheme with “value tickets” — generally for dates during the week outside of summer months and holidays — costing $95 for anyone age 10 and up, “regular tickets” starting a…

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Cupcake ATM in Orlando Coming Soon!

In 2012, we told you about the Sprinkles Cupake ATM and how Orlandk needed one:
Well, 4 years later Orlando is getting a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM according to the Tampa Bay Times!
The paper says there are plans for the bakery (and the ATM!) to open a Disney Springs location. No opening date was given.
Tampa is also getting one in its Winter Park-like Hyde Park area. 


Fusion360 Feb 6th Inspection Requires Followup Inspection

Fusion 360 Photo Credit YELP

On April 9 2015, American Gymkhana (7559 W SAND LAKE RD ORLANDO, FL 32819) closed "due to operational and brand discrepancies with local partners involved" and re-opened as Fusion 360 in the same location. 
The DBPR records still refer to Fusion 360 as American Gymkhana. 
Fusion 360 had a rough inspection on February 8 2016 that requires a follow up inspection. Details below. 
From the DBPR website: 
A summary of the violations found during the inspection are listed below. The department cites violations of Florida's sanitation and safety laws, which are based on the standards of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Code.  High Priority violations are those which could contribute directly to a foodborne illness or injury and include items such as cooking, reheating, cooling and hand-washing. Intermediate violations are those which, if not addressed, could lead to risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness or injury. These violati…

New Restaurant Prototype Opens this Summer for Tony Roma's

Tony Roma’s (Website) recently created a new restaurant brand called TR Fire Grill (Website). The prototype is located at 035 N Orlando Ave #101, Winter Park, FL 32789. The company has a second prototype coming to Orlando: the new Tony Roma's!
The 8,800 sq ft Tony Roma's location on I-Drive is getting a complete facelift, setting a new prototype design standard for future Tony Roma’s restaurants around the world. 
Construction starts this week and is expected to finish this summer. 
Once complete, the 8,800 square foot restaurant will feature the following:  indoor/outdoor barthree private dining roomsbrand-centric d├ęcor with rustic elementsnew menu During the construction period, the restaurant will be closed for lunch, but open daily at 5 p.m. for dinner. 
This location originally opened in 1994. This is the first major renovation for this location. 
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Downtown Food + Wine Fest 2016

The 2016 8th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 27 (noon til 9) and Sunday, February 28, 2016 (noon til 7) at Lake Eola Park. 
30,000 people and 30 restaurants will attend. 
It's YUGE.
Admission is $15 online ($20 at the door) and $2/ticket with each dish costing 1-4 tickets. 
A two-day ticket is available for $25 per person with advance online purchase.
A limited number of Ultimate Fest Experience packages are $100 per day and includes the following: -access to private bathrooms reserved for VIP guests -VIP parking pass -general admission -Wine Tasters Club -$20 value in food and beverage tickets access to the private stage-side VIP tent private wine/beer bar with premium wines (food and beverage tickets required)
Full Disclosure: Editor Mark Baratelli is a Judge at this event and will receive free admission, food and wine at this event.

Attractionistas Theme Park Dolls at Disney World

Attractionistas is a new line of dolls based on Walt Disney World attractions. 
The three that are available at Disney Springs are Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean and Jungle Cruise.

Road Trip: Oxford Exchange in Tampa

The Daily City recommends a day trip to Tampa to visit Oxford Exchange (420 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33602). 
The stunning interior is the first thing a visitor will notice. From the marble floor in the bookstore to the staircase in the main hall, there's enough eye candy to make a theme park hotel jealous.
Oxford Exchange houses several features under one roof: -curated shop -restaurant  -tea bar -coffee bar  -event rental space  -book shop  -rental desk space
Hours: M-F 7:30am - 5:30pm, Sat + Sun 9:00am - 5:30pm

SPONSORED: Koi Pond & Flagstone-Paved Backyard Highlight Our Home ofthe Day

SPONSORED: This is a brand new feature at The Daily City. Realtors can sponsor a post on our site to get more eyeballs on their listings! If you're a realtor, email for details.)

Address: 651 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Realtor: Shane Carson, 407-462-1310, 
About: Built in 1925, this 3 bedroom 3 bath contemporary-mediterranean home's focal point is the remarkable back yard with its koi pond, mature shade trees and multiple patio areas for entertaining or relaxation. 
Nestled behind the pond, a pergola-covered patio hides a detached 378 sq ft in-law suite with kitchen and bath that could be an office, playroom or private guest suite. 
Large picture windows looking onto the front yard's lush landscaping allow oak-shaded light in to dapple onto the living room's travertine floor. This 15x23 "hub of the house" can be subdivided into two sitting areas and has french doors leading out to the koi pond and decks. 

Orlando Makers: Orlando Patch from Secret Society Goods

Secret Society Goods just launched a new product: a limited-edition (100), hand-numbered Orlando-centric Boy-Scout-style patch. It's a 2.25" sew-on patch in black and gold with merrowed edging.Buy here: Secret Society Goods:

Wahlburgers in Downtown Orlando Opens

Walburgers, on the corner of Orange & Mills in Downtown Orlando, opened at 11am on Monday February 15th.
At noon there was an hour wait because all the tables were full and the kitchen was backed up.
Take a look at the interior.

EXCLUSIVE: Winter Park Seltzer Launches in February

Winter Park Seltzer (Website | Facebook | Instagram) is a locally-made seltzer water product made and and bottled at local food incubator East End Market (3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando).

It will first appear in Orlando at The Soda Fountain (2525 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804) on Monday February 22nd according to the brand's owner, Jason Braun.

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Hunger St Tacos New Local Taqueria in Orlando

There's a new taqueria in town. They're name is Hunger Street Tacos.
For the time being they're caterers promoting themselves at farmers markets. We met the owners at the AUdubon Park Community Market on Monday night.