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I-Drive Uno Pizzeria + Grill For Sale

By Mark Baratelli

A prime piece of property on I-Drive has become available!

The Uno Pizzeria & Grill at 8205 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 (Map) is for up sale.

It's a net lease with 9 years left on the lease.

$11,900,000 is the cost.

The structure is 9,589q ft. 
Contact Lead Agent -John Krzyminski 407-557-3864

The area is considered a high density,infill location with high barriers to entry and limited new development opportunities. The demographics include a mix of local area residents and tourists comprise the bulk of traffic sounding the site. The substantial amount of foot traffic surrounding this location is fueled by the abundance
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Downtown South Property Near Hospital for Sale

By Mark Baratelli

A property in Downtown South (Map) approved for 30-units per acre or  60-units per acre (bonus with mixed use project) is for sale.

The property consists of two contiguous parcels totaling .47-acres,
They are located on the corner of S Orange Ave and Hollenbeck Dr. The addresses are 1731 S Orange Ave & 1802 Hollenbeck Ave

The price is not public. 
The property currently includes one 1974-sf Office Building and two 1670 sf Residential Homes (Both Leased)

Buy it Now!

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Prime E Colonial Drive Gas Station for Sale

Credit: Google Maps

The land and Mobil gas station at 2705 E Colonial Dr (MAP) is up for sale for $1,890,000. Buyers must purchase the business and the land together. The property totals 30,575. The building was constructed in 1990.

This property is 1.5 miles to Semoran Blvd6 miles to Orlando international airport.1.5 miles to I 4 & East West Expressway1 mile to Downtown Buy it now!
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I-4 Ultimate Update by City of Orlando and Engineer

City of Orlando Public Information Officer David Park snd Coordination Engineer Shelly Gisclair will be talking about the I-4 Ultimate Project (Website) April 20th at 8am at The Egg & I at Sodo, 2380 S Orange Ave #77, Orlando, FL 32806 (MAP).

The two speakers will provide an update on what's been done so far and what to expect in the near future from the I-4 Ultimate Project.

The event is free and is organized by Downtown South Main Street (Facebook | Twitter) as part of their monthly Coffee Club series.

Complimentary coffee, tea, pancakes, and waffles will be provided for guests.

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Foundation Vinyl and Vintage Shop to Open in College Park

Foundation (Instagram), a record and vintage clothing shop, is opening in College Park at 2527 Edgewater Drive (Map).

It will take the place formerly occupied by local leather business, The Hide Shop, which moved to Mills50 at 728 N Thornton Ave (Map) earlier this year.

Along with vinyl and vintage, Foundation will offer the service of putting music onto vinyl records. This is a service for musicians only.

Foundation, formerly known as Instacrates, used to be an online record store.

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Square Trade Opens 2nd Office in Orlando

SquareTrade (Website) opened its second U.S. location in Orlando. It's a company that sells protection plans for mobile devices, laptops, tablets and other consumer electronics. 
The office has 120 full-time employees and will reach 180 employees by the end of the year. 
SquareTrade has also made a $546,000 capital investment to the region.

Employees in the Orlando office represent SquareTrade’s Customer Experience team.

CEO Ahmed Khaishgi chose Orlando because of "the city’s growing tech community, its business-friendly environment and the quality of the workforce."

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Oviedo / Winter Springs 4th Annual BBQ Blowout

By Janine KleinWriter

If you're like the Daily City team and live for authentic BBQ (and really just ANY food), then head down to the Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce's 4th Annual Central Florida BBQ Blowout (Website) May 27-28th behind Oviedo Mall.

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Big Box of Brooklyn - 4 Things Made in Brooklyn That We Like

Brooklyn Butcher Blocks Flannel Print Tees | Brooklyn Butcher Blocks specializes in (of course) butcher blocks but came up this great idea: a flannel-looking t-shirt! The shirt is made by American Apparel and the printing is done by Brooklyn company Prographix. Owner of Brooklyn Butcher Blocks, Nills says "When designing this shirt with my friend Rich DiBernardo, we wanted something that was humorous but also classy. I really liked the idea of plaid, a pattern that is associated with and that connotes the material flannel, being printed onto a cotton tee."

Wooden Shot Glasses by Brooklyn Butcher Blocks | Brooklyn Butcher Blocks felt it was important to keep the recognizable shape of the shot glass. They currently have walnut and oak available. The shot glasses are sent out for a process called stabilization which greatly reduces how porous they are. It virtually eliminates the need for a treatment or finish.

Boundless Brooklyn's Replica Water Tower Model Kit|  Made in NYC…

Congrats Winter Park for being awarded your 36th Tree City USA Award!

On March 21, 2016  The City of Winter Park received its 36th Tree City USA®, 26th Tree City USA Growth®, and second Tree LineUSA® Utility recognition by the National Arbor Day Foundation®.

If anyone really loves trees and would like to watch the award be given, the award will be presented at the City Commission meeting on Monday, March 28, by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’, Florida Forest Service.

The Tree City USA Growth program recognizes that Winter Park has mplemented higher levels of tree care and has demonstrated innovativeprograms focused on increased commitment to its tree canopy.

 Winter Park has met the five requirements for protection and enhancement of community trees

 Quality tree care Annual worker trainingCommunity tree plantingPublic education with  tree-based energy conservation programsAn official observance of Arbor Day!
 The program also recognizes FPL for providing:

 Lower line clearance costs Improved rights of way manageme…

Itty Bitty Robots for Sale on April Fools Day

Itty bitty robots called Protobots made from pill bottles and deodorant samples will be on sale April 1st 7:00pm-11:30pm at Stardust Video & Coffee. 
They're made by local artist Doug Rhodehamel (Website
Each Protobot is unique and has a very used look. 
"They stand a few inches tall and are therefore adorable," says the artist. 
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Vintage Market and Live Music Event at Will's Pub

On Sunday March 20th, there's a one day retro, vintage, local and handmade market with live music, food & fun indoors and out. It's called Wills Affair and will take place at Will's Pub (1042 N. Mills Ave. Orlando FL, 32804) 1-9pm.

This is the first local vendor and art market to happen at Will's Pub.

Attendees can Shop from over 50 retro, vintage, handmade local vendors, handpicked by the  tastemakers at The Lovely Boutique Market in.

Good eats will be provided by Daydream Pizza, Caro-Bama BBQ, The Vegan Hot Dog Cart and more.

Good sounds will be provided by JUNOsmile, Fast Preacher,Oak Hill Drifters, Zap Dragon & The Attack, SKIP, Circa and Timothy Eerie performing outside from 1:30pm-8:30pm.

Patrons who stick around can catch Ben Prestage and The Downgetters inside Will's Pub, after 7pm. Outdoor music and shopping is free to the public and all ages are welcome.

The later inside show is 21+ at a $10 cover. Will's Pub, The lovely and Southern Fried Su…

New Entrance Ramp to WB SR-408 Opens this Week

(Press Release)
The westbound State Road (S.R.) 408 entrance ramp from Orange Avenue/Lucerne Circle is being temporarily relocated long term to Division Avenue, just south of Anderson Street.

The ramp relocation is scheduled to occur overnight on Thursday, March 17, and be ready for the morning commute on Friday. Relocating the ramp creates room for reconstruction of the Interstate 4 (I-4)/S.R. 408 interchange. The recommended detour to the new temporary ramp located on Division Avenue is to use South Street or Gore Street. For a detailed detour map, please see attached handout or see it online at

Work on the Interstate 4 (I-4)/S.R. 408 interchange started from the project onset. Much of the construction activity has been taking place at nearby bridges over Westmoreland Drive, Orange Blossom Trail and Tampa Avenue. The new temporary ramp is one of the first major impacts to S.R. 408 motorists.

The Florida Department of Transportation is coordinating with the City of…

Zoe's Kitchen and Sus Hi Eatstation Coming to Altamonte Springs

Zoes Kitchen (Website) and Suh Hi Eatstation (Website) are each opening locations in April in Altamonte Springs in the West Town Corners shopping center (Website) at 280 South State Road 434 (Map).

About Zoës Kitchen: Founded in 1995, Zoës Kitchen is a fast casual restaurant concept serving a distinct menu of fresh, wholesome, Mediterranean dishes delivered with Southern hospitality. With over 170 locations in 17 states across the United States, Zoës Kitchen aims to deliver goodness to its guests by providing simple, tasty and fresh Mediterranean meals, inspired by family recipes, and made from scratch daily. For more information, please visit,Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

About Sus Hi Eastation: Both the Ly and Chan families escaped communism from Vietnam and settled in the United States in the 1980s. With an entrepreneurial drive and over 20 years of combined restaurant experience, the duo sought to revolutionize the traditional sushi experience. In August 20…

The Brownstones at Thornton Park

The Brownstones at Thornton Park (Website | Facebook) shared a flyover video of the project in early March. 
As of December 2015, 14 of the 25 residences are already sold
Below are screenshots from the flyover video. 

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Tremont Tower in Downtown Orlando

In October of last year, a high-rise called Tremont Tower got the go ahead from the City of Orlando with an issued engineering permit.

Tremont Tower will be constructed at the corner of Garland and South Street. 
Tremont will have 25 stories, 180 rooms and 586 parking spaces in its garage.

(Rendering Credit

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UCF Downtown Campus Renderings

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Pearson's Cafe Coming to North Quarter in Downtown Orlando Mid-March

Pearson's Cafe (Website | Facebook | Instagram) is opening mid-March at 807 N. Orange Ave (Map) in Downtown Orlando's North Quarter according to their instagram account.

This will be the catering company's first restaurant location.

The restaurant will open where, most recently, Green Day Cafe resided.

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Winter Park Village to Raze Chamberlains and Build REI Sporting Goods

Winter Park Town Center Ltd got conditional use approval to demolish and rebuild approximately 25,000 square feet of retail building area within the Winter Park Village Shopping Center at 402 and 490 N. Orlando Avenue.

Planning Manager Jeff Briggs explained the request to redevelop the southwest corner of Orlando Avenue and Canton Avenue. 
He reported that they will tear down the existing Chamberlain’s Store as well as the small building on the corner and replace it with a REI Sporting Goods Store. He commented that the landscape frontage will be continued all the way to the corner of Canton Avenue.
Winter Park Village was approved for a master signage plan which included the existing Chamberlain’s sign which is why they put the REI logo and signage on top of the existing base. 
The sign is internally LED lit which is what the more progressive sign codes are moving people to. 
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