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What Should This Downtown Second Story Space above Red Mug Diner Become?

UPDATE 1/27/17: New front door & staircase applied for

The building that houses the Red Mug Diner at 63 E Pine St, Orlando, FL 32801 (MAP) has a second story that's currently empty. So empty in fact it has no walls, no real floor, nothing. It's bare bones. The owner invited us to tour it (watch the tour here). He asked what he thought he should do with the space. He is open to all ideas.

This is what we came up with:

  1. Mini food hall only open during lunchtime. Imagine 6-8 little boutique food markers offering up great options with a central seating area. Downtown workers may appreciate this. And you know we love food halls. 
  2. Makers market like our pop up shop or The District in Mills50. I am reluctant to say retail because of what Craig Ustler said about downtown retail with regards to Creative Village: "I don't want anybody to think that any of us are talking about downtown becoming a major retail destination..." Yes he was referring specifically to Creative Village, but it may also pertain to the rest of downtown. At least it does right now anyway. 

What do you think this space should become?








We did a facebook live video walk-thru with the owner. Below are screen grabs from the tour. Watch the full tour on our facebook page