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  1. I am not going to debate with you, just understand you don't have the whole picture and to argue it without understanding just makes you seem extremely naive. I won't be commenting about this anymore. Thanks
  2. Who are you to say that "it's just rich people who refuse to buy the land"? There is a story behind this fight, and written commitments made by the city to keep this parcel open space. You guys are going off a whim here, and not understanding the issue which is fine, but please don't make stuff up. The pro development media of course spins it the story. The people in Sanctuary, Star Tower, Vue, helped all this development to happen by taking risks and investing their money into a city nobody had any interest in living in during the financial crisis. I am not sure why you are so harsh to somebody who you think is "rich" and because of that, deserves a wall in front of them. You guys let me down with your comments. Think whatever you want though, for anyone else, I would hope you support long term residents who believe in downtown. Let me be very clear on this issue. Nobody is fighting against seniors living here, this is about an improper use of the land, shoehorning a development that does not fit or is friendly to its neighbors. Sign the petition. https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/petition-against-mariposa-groves At just 20 feet away, this building is trying to be crammed in.
  3. This seems kind of dumb. Is there something more behind the name of Division Ave than just the name? People get offended about everything these days. Does a street name hurt somebody's feelings?
  4. The street felt like it was on the verge of a huge upswing. How quick things change. The space that Ceviche has was beautiful, but, too big. They used the top floor for weddings and weddings likely won't ever recover fully. I was a big fan of the restaurant, spent a lot of money there. Real shame.
  5. Very sad. https://www.facebook.com/Ceviche-Tapas-Bar-and-Restaurant-1690754414575302/ It has been our honor to serve the people of Orlando for the past decade. Sadly, the impact of COVID-19 has forced us to make a difficult decision. Ceviche will immediately cease operations permanently in Orlando. The closure is very disappointing for all involved. From the bottom of our heart, thank you for the memories, loyalty and support over the past ten years. We are incredibly grateful to all of our guests and team members– thank you. We sincerely hope that your experience with us will always remain a cherished memory.
  6. No doubt that our hyper-connected world that we live in caused more fear than ever before, which caused governments to react in the way they did. It feels like a mistake to me, but what can we do about it now. Ever hear of the phrase "dig out of a hole?" that's what everybody has got to do now. Let's just hope we never have another global shut down again, otherwise we're going back to the stone age.
  7. https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2020/05/22/central-florida-unemployment.html An active Orlando-area bankruptcy attorney forecasts a depreciation in local real estate values as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty in businesses across the world. One indication is some developers are looking to sell entitled, undeveloped property due to the need for cash and due to concerns about lending for new construction that it's driving down values, said Scott Shuker, a partner with Orlando-based law firm Shuker & Dorris P.A. For example, he references a deal that fell through to sell an undeveloped but entitled Florida property for $30 million — the next offer was for $8 million. On top of that, more clients have already reached out about restructuring their debt than during the height of the 2008-2009 recession, Shuker added. "If we see lack of cash flow combine with decrease in property values, it will make '09 look like a puddle." So far, the pandemic has put pressure on landlords to go after rent from various leaseholders, which has pushed some to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. But Shuker said banks may become more aggressive in the coming months on loans related to various real estate properties. That may result in a "huge wave" of hotel insolvencies as these properties have struggled due to people traveling less. Shuker said he's working with three different local businesses with more than $30 million in liabilities whose lenders have extended time to these struggling companies to make loan payments. But the time for these firms will run out in the coming months. And, if lenders refuse to give more extensions, these businesses will be forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "June and July will be interesting months," Shuker said.
  8. Creative village must be a ghost town right now.
  9. Not really digging the dark color, what do you think?
  10. All the firms who leased office space without a proper drop ceiling will be crying like a baby post COVID19. Not only does it make it impossible to have sound proofed private offices (which people will be BEGGING FOR NOW), everything is super loud with the HVAC going all day long. ... let's not to mention, nobody likes an open office anymore (nobody ever did)..
  11. Did you see how they put a huge black tarp in front of the local businesses? Harsh.
  12. I friggin hate this look. Such a cop out. Lazy craps. You'd never find this in a true Class A building.
  13. Thanks. I agree, the location cannot be beat. Did they give a timeline of completion or, an idea of the extent of the work? For example, are they fixing the entire building?
  14. This is not something we wanted to do and we did not take making this decision lightly. But in an effort to keep our community safe, we've decided to host a virtual Fireworks at the Fountain on News 6 WKMG / ClickOrlando, instead of our regular event at Lake Eola Park on July 4th. Public safety was our chief concern in making this difficult decision - this event annually brings more than 100,000 residents to Downtown Orlando. And while we are disappointed, we feel this is the right and responsible thing to do. We will still celebrate our nation as a community, just not in person.
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