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  1. AndyPok1

    Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    jrs nailed it. The Oasis-class are just this on a whole nother level. But at this point, any "flagship" vessel is going to be incredible. I was shocked when they announced they were making a new new biggest, because the one downside I've heard of oasis-class over the years is that it's almost *too* big. I haven't done the FishLips watch the ships leave in a few years. Highly recommend.
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    Orlando's Hometown National Champions

    Life will officially be good the next time I see a QB line up under center on 3rd/4th and short. Not every time... just have the possibility in the playbook.
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    Orlando's Hometown National Champions

    I woke up this morning to messages from 9 people before my alarm went off. My playlist this morning has been full of Good Day puns. I'm a happy Andy.
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    Orlando Restaurants & Bars

    To be clear, we're talking about Lions Pride, right? It's become the OSU bar, so I'm there most Saturdays. I love the location, I love the space, I love the concept, and all the food I've had there has been very good. But I never get food there. Even when I lived at 55W, I only ate there once. They have almost 0 snackable foods besides cheese curds (which goes against the entire concept of a sports bar), and most of their dishes are on the higher end of the price range. The menu just doesn't match the restaurant.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    I agree with all of this... but then where do you want dance clubs? Even if I don't go to them, I feel as if they are an important part of a vibrant nightlife.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Eh, I don't have an affinity for Ono or Tier (or any of the other clubs 95% of the time), but there's obviously a market for them. Can't get rid of them all.
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    Orlando's Hometown National Champions

    I sold that ticket for $1000. I was okay with it. Took Tressel 2 years to figure out how to modernize his team while keeping the same Big Ten foundation. One of the more interesting "What Ifs" had tattoogate never happened.
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    Lake Eola Neighbourhood.

    That's... odd... and Orlando Brewing makes mediocre beer, but I will absolutely investigate this the weekend of the 15/16 !
  9. Agreed. When The Yard was originally proposed as condos, I thought for sure that's where I'd end up living... but then a conversion to apartments and removing the Ivanhoe exit off 4 andddd SoDo it was!
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    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    Fair point, and there's absolutely opportunity within the corridor (car lot for one). Just on my list of places things need built, Virginia isn't even in the top 25 of my list of traditional city locations.
  11. I'm constantly torn. It's one of those things I want it to either be done right, or not at all. It's not a parcel that I can say, eh, well better than nothing.
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    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    I love all the one-story repurposed buildings. I'd argue Virginia/Ivanhoe is our most successful organically grown neighborhood, even more than Thornton these days. Why you would want to mess with that leisurely character it has developed is beyond me.
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    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    I know we don't generally see eye-to-eye, and this isn't meant as hostile... but... WHAT?! Don't get me wrong, I'd loooooove a new mini-cavern neighborhood street with 5 story retail/condos. A bigger/modern/Thornton Park in essence. Grant in SoDo has potential for something like that. But Virginia? That's INSANE. That would completely ruin the entire fabric of the neighborhood. The Yard is just an endcap, just like Mills Park is on the other end.
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    The Yard at Ivanhoe | Mixed-Use [Proposed]

    Agreed entirely. We have some... Kres. DoveCote. Artisans Table. Rusty Spoon. Do we need more? Absolutely. A Restaurant Row worth of stuff? Ehhhh, pass. High priced restaurants tend to be destinations that people stay at for hours on end. How is that helping the urban cause. Kres is massively successful, but it's an absolute nothing to Church Street. It may as well be a closed storefront. I loved when Graffiti opened Cafe Red on Church, too bad no one else did. We need more have an app and casual drink type places moreso than high end restaurants in my opinion. But back to on topic, agreed with @cwetteland. Ivanhoe's eclectic mix is great.