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Urban REthink | Take Survey And Help Them Build the Next Great Creative Space

The non-profit foundation behind the (former) Urban Think! Bookstore in Thornton Park is moving forward with plans to re-think the old bookstore space and it's use. They're looking for feedback (take the survey) from the creative community in Orlando, and the ideas and suggestions (and people) will be incorporated into the new space.

About: In March of 2010, after eight years as a community bookstore in downtown Orlando and Thornton Park, the Urban Think! Bookstore closed its doors, leaving as its legacy the Urban Think! Foundation.

The Foundation believes that when creativity flourishes, the community benefits, and through its mission to enrich Orlando's cultural landscape the Foundation is working to re-think the bookstore space as a creative center serving the Orlando community.

MOOM #5 | Nov 20, 2009 | Urban Think!

UPDATE: The next MOOM is December 11, 2009, 8am-9am at Blank Spaces in downtown Orlando)

The Daily City's most recent live event was the fifth incarnation of our monthly creative meetup called MOOM on Friday, November 20, 2009, 8am-9am at Urban Think! Bookstore (625 East Central Boulevard, Orlando).

United Arts, City of Orlando, Garden Theatre, two charities and several indie artists shared their current projects and needs and then helped each other with resources and ideas. Thank you to Jeff Wirth for leading the session, Amanda Chadwick for event production and Urban Think! for opening up early just for us. (Photo Credit: Amanda Chadwick)

(They skyped me in)

Previous MOOMs:
MOOM #4 | October 16, 2009 at Seven Sisters Coffee
MOOM #3 | August 14, 2009 at Roho Art and Coffee
MOOM #2 | July 24, 2009 at Rockn Joes Coffee
MOOM #1 | June 10, 2009 at Barnies Coffee

Our other live events:
Expert Panel | Producing in Central Florida
2009 Audience Choice Awards
Mobile Art Show

MOOM #5 | Nov 20, 2009 | 8am | Urban Think! Deli

The fifth incarnation of The Daily City's monthly creative meetup, MOOM will be Friday, November 20, 2009 from 8am-9am at Urban Think! Deli (625 East Central Boulevard, Orlando). They've generously offered to open up early just for us. (Facebook Event Page)

Once again, Jeff Wirth will be acting as Guest Host. He is the creator of the Interactive Performance Lab and is very well known in the creative and improv communities in and outside Orlando.

What is MOOM? MOOM is short for "Meeting of the Orlando Minds." MOOM will be a place for Orlando creative movers and shakers to connect (and re-connect) with each other, to discuss details of current projects and upcoming plans, and to to share resources and build interdisciplinary collaborations that create a more robust creative community in Orlando.

Past MOOM events:
MOOM #4 | October 16, 2009 at Seven Sisters Coffee
MOOM #3 | August 14, 2009 at Roho Art and Coffee
MOOM #2 | July 24, 2009 at Rockn Joes Coffee

Urban Deli inside Urban Think

Thursday August 20th, Urban Deli opened as part of Third Thursday Gallery Hop in Thornton Park right inside Urban Think bookstore. This dining/tea space used to be occupied by Infusion Tea. (625 East Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801 | Tel: 407-650-8004)

Urban Think Bookstore loses Infusion Tea and Cottage Industries

Urban Think Bookstore in Thornton Park* has some big changes ahead of it and none of them have to do with books.

The tea shop "Infusion Tea," located inside the store, is now closed. I was told what is taking its place, but was asked not to say on this blog yet. Its other location on Edgewater Drive is still open. Also, all of the locally-made art once displayed in an odd corner in the back of Urban THhink by the arts collective called "Cottage Industries," has been shipped off to its other location on Edgewater Drive, which it shares with Infusion Tea.

We were told the Edgewater Drive location of Cottage Industries is taking off rather. It is no longer being run by Infusion Tea, but by the artists themselves. And I found out the artist who made that floppy disk journal I wrote about weeks ago, almost sold out of all of her stock right before Fathers Day. Congratulations!

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