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spenser1058 last won the day on January 15 2014

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  1. I just got my copy in the mail today - embrace the 1950’s!
  2. Because here at UP Orlando we’re just BURSTING with fans of Scott Joseph, I’ll know you’ll be THRILLED to hear that he is profiled in the latest issue of the Community Paper. None of us will want to miss it!
  3. Is DeSantis’ popularity fading? In a state where three percent is considered a landslide, it might make a difference in 2022: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/opinion/ron-desantis-florida.html?referringSource=articleShare From The New York Times
  4. As @smileguypointed out recently on another thread, there are lots of changes afoot at OMA since the arrival of Director Aaron DeGroft. Matt Palm at the Sentinel takes a look at what’s happening. I’m still not convinced an organization can change their culture in such a short period (especially one as moribund as this one has been for so long), but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Here’s hoping @smileguy’s optimism is correct and my skepticism is old news. I’ll gladly eat my beret if the changes take root: https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-
  5. They all just want a beautiful view of that magnificent TREE across Orange Avenue!
  6. Scott J launches into lunch at Epcot’s Space 220: https://www.scottjosephorlando.com/reviews/51-american/5762-space-220
  7. And this is where they want a museum? Interesting concept.
  8. Capital Plaza 1 (originally the Southeast Bank building) did not get the visor until Capital Plaza 2 was built. Southeast Bank, headquartered in Miami, was once Florida’s largest bank. It met its demise after Poppy Bush’s S&L crisis (and many believe it was pushed rather than jumped).
  9. Remembering the Broadwalk back in the ‘70’s: Family photos recall the heyday of Boardwalk's arcades https://www.news-journalonline.com/story/opinion/2021/09/20/paspalakis-family-photos-recall-boardwalk-arcades-heyday/8345631002/ From The News Journal
  10. While the DeVos clan has been twiddling their thumbs, another billionaire, Steve Ballmer (formerly of Microsoft) has been privately funding a new complex for the LA Clippers that is the talk of the NBA: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/09/20/steve-ballmer-clippers-intuit-arena/ From The Washington Post
  11. Unlike Bulldozer Buddy, Nashville SAVES THE TREES: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/20/opinion/city-tree-nature.html?referringSource=articleShare From The New York Times
  12. Olympia Place was a project of Olympia & York, a Canadian conglomerate that got a little too close to the crash and burn of Robert Campeau and Edward DeBartolo. Before it was all over, major retailers were brought to their knees (and set in motion a major wave of retail consolidation well before amazon was making noise). The second tower was mostly collateral damage
  13. I think that as it got nowhere they eventually suggested clones of the originals to get the costs down (a lot of it happened while I was in Nashville). I could swear I saw a version like that. Anyway, iirc, the tower that got built was by Demetree. They’re a reputable builder but mostly multifamily and shopping centers. I always assumed it didn’t get anywhere because towers were a little out of their wheelhouse.
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