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  1. 520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    I did some digging and it's an old rendering from an ARB meeting. Not sure about the UC title either. I'll believe it when I see it. I haven't seen any prep work or anything in that location. Still a parking lot.
  2. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    So is the whole UCF (University of Complaining Fans) thing contagious? I get a lot of these building aren't WOW building but this is what it looks like developers are willing to do here. We aren't NYC, we aren't Atlanta. Right now there is an empty lot that looks horrid. I get wanting to change some things but a developer isn't going to spend the time or money to keep going back and changing things over and over again. I'll take it. Would fit fine there.
  3. 520 Church St. | 12-Story Residential [Approved]

    Is that a new rendering? Meanwhile, I really hope the construction quality of 520 is better than 420. I'm only there now due to having a decent rate for the area and not wanting to leave the area. My apartment however is riddled with lazy construction errors. There's been leaks in my windows. I can hear my upstairs neighbors like they are in my apartment. Doors break, things get clogged. I don't know if it's my unit and I got unlucky or it's the whole place.
  4. Orlando Restaurants & Bars

    Downtown needs a good Italian place like Prato.
  5. Orlando Restaurants & Bars

    Walked passed the old "Spice" downtown today and the For Lease sign is gone. It's been there everyday since Spice closed. Anyone have anything? @popsiclebrandon?
  6. They don't. They have 2-3 tables in there but it's a takeout only place really. However, in looking at maps, it looks like Kimchis does not use the entire space.
  7. Wait - why? Is Kimchi's moving? It's amazing and has amazing reviews on Yelp, etc.
  8. Orlando Fashion Square [Renovation in Progress]

    Im 27 and I LOOK in Macy's but rarely every buy anything. You can get some good steals there but you need to go at the right time. Here's some free advice to them. Their "Last Call" section has some amazing prices and I would definitely get stuff from there, however, for some reason, they refuse to organize it. It's not by size or anything. It's too much work to sit there and look through everything. They do have an outlet location in Altamonte now which was pretty good. It's basically a Marshalls.
  9. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    I have absolutely no problem with this being there. Better than the empty patch and wedge that's there now.
  10. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    I wonder if it will actually happen this time. It was supposed to begin LAST, LAST December. 420 seems pretty much full and when anyone moves out, it looks like someone moves right back in. It's my favorite area of Downtown and one of the main reasons I am staying there. I think 520 would really "complete" the area. Fingers crossed.
  11. Orlando Attractions Area News & Developments

    Orlando does get it's fair share of LGBT people but the crowd that does come is willing to pay the Uber fare to go to the City's proper LGBT clubs. Just like Vegas, there is no Gay Club right on the strip. Don't think an LGBT club will really ever make it there. No locals would go.
  12. BTW - I believe the Health Food place that was meant to go in there is no more, along with the bank. There were signs for the Food place which are no longer there. However, there is a sign for a Day Spa coming soon...great???
  13. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    To be honest - I had no idea it had landmark status. I was quite sad to think it would be completely torn down (however, I definitely am excited they're putting some effort into it now). I'm also quite surprised there is not more news coverage of the redo. There's one article I could find on it.
  14. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Ohhh, you all are right. I can see in the video now that's the inside. Hopefully the redo makes this place a great concert venue again.
  15. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    No, torn down...