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  1. X Orlando | Three-tower Residential [Proposed]

    That would be more fitting for Tampa and Jax where after 6 pm you could fire a cannon and not hit any people.
  2. Publix

    Publix at the Paramount should be getting its 10 year refresh this year and I was hoping we might see them shift to the more fresh/less packaged goods format. So far, not a peep, though.
  3. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Sounds like Whole Paycheck Market!
  4. Waiting For Godot...er, Downtown Retail

    As we discuss retail stores that are expanding and which might make a good fit with the UCF/Valencia downtown campus, here's news that GAP will be adding more of its Old Navy stores this year. Also of note is that CEO Art Peck sees the chain's future in open-air centers and street level retail. Another great opportunity for downtown? https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/04/23/old-navy-to-open-60-stores-this-year-driving-gaps-growth.html From CNBC
  5. Cool Stuff in Other Cities

    More on what Jeff Vinik has underway in downtown Tampa/Channelside from the St Pete Times: http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/realestate/Work-starting-on-JW-Marriott-but-Water-Street-Tampa-expects-to-have-10-buildings-under-way-within-a-year_167592624 With the ready supply of resources, perhaps this is what finally makes downtown Tampa click. If you notice, however, they're currently behind us when it comes to living there. Key example: it notes the Channelside theaters closed while our Plaza Cinema Cafe has thrived (despite the parking garage from Hades!) It's interesting to ponder why that is and whether all the new development will remedy it.
  6. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    One of my favorite songs to warble in the shower is "Try To Remember" from the Fantasticks, which of course starred Jerry Orbach.
  7. Here we go again. Valerie Greene is basically a motivational speaker: https://bcenter.org/about/valerie This is the Ronco approach to development: "It slices! It dices! It juliennes! And it really, really works (not)...." At least God's skyscraper had an organization behind it. This has someone sitting in Chicago throwing things at the wall to see if anything sticks.
  8. Publix

    A lady from up north waxes rhapsodic on her discovery of Publix: https://amp.thekitchn.com/publix-shopping-tips-255879 From Kitchn
  9. Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    The Motley Fool believes Disney will have to build a 5th gate to stay ahead of Comcast in Florida. Also, an interesting stat: USF now has more undeveloped land than it has existing property. https://www.fool.com/amp/investing/2018/04/22/20-years-without-a-new-disney-world-park-is-enough.aspx
  10. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Thanks for that. I know there's an entrance on Washington that's very different from the lofts entrance on Summerlin, but I've never known exactly what was on that side or how the two are connected to each other.
  11. Orlando's Hometown National Champions

    Could the Knights be even UCFaster under Josh Heupel than they were with Coach Frost? Bianchi thinks so. The kids might be alright. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/open-mike/os-sp-ucf-spring-game-mike-bianchi-0422-story,amp.html From the Sentinel
  12. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    A Sentinel real estate round up article notes Thornton Park Central has been sold and the office space will become hq for a medical supplies company. It's a bit vague but suggests the business will use only half the space. I guess that means the lofts and ground floor retail will remain. Also noted is that 520 East will be 12 stories. Did we already know that? Thornton Park offices to get medical supply headquarters http://www.orlandosentinel.com/classified/realestate/os-cfb-real-estate-orchid-medical-equipment-orlando-20180420-story.html
  13. Creative Village [Proposed]

    Someone's throwing a, ahem, curveball!
  14. The editorial page at the News-Journal wants the Jantzen girl back: http://www.news-journalonline.com/opinion/20180420/our-view-help-bring-back-jantzen-girl Let's hope the campaign works. It would be a great step toward getting Daytona's soul back.
  15. Orlando's Hometown National Champions

    It's official! (Well, at least at the Bounce House.) UCF unveils National Champions banner before the Spring Game: https://es.pn/2vz1YAC From ESPN Charge On!