About The Daily City
The Daily City covers activity in the Downtown Orlando area, the Main Street Districts, Lake Nona, and occasionally the tourist areas. Topics include new businesses and buildings, new people of note, and local government doings. The site began in 2007 and was recently re-launched in 2020.
About the Editor
Mark Baratelli started The Daily City in 2007 after touring over 100 American cities and returning to Orlando. While writing, he discovered an unexpected love of creating and producing live events. He created the Orlando Improv Festival, Downtown Mobile Art Show, Waterford Lakes Night Market, Audience Choice Awards for Orlando Fringe Festival among other events. He was inducted into Orlando Sentinel's prestigious Culinary Hall of Fame and named one of Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for creating The Daily City's Food Truck Bazaar which launched the modern Central Florida food truck scene. He has two learning disabilities, anxiety, two cats and one partner.