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6 minutes ago, Jerry95 said:

Long overdue! But let’s make sure that any changes like this aren’t hollow PR stunts and are underscored with meaningful changes to prop up a community that Orlando likes to avoid.

Given it’s also going by the Pulse museum capturing the idea of diversity is key.

2 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

i always thought Unity or Union Ave would be a nice choice, but I can  be a bit sappy at times. 

The low budget response was just to take off the “Di” and be Vision Ave. I think we could be a tad more inspiring.

Of course our standard default answer would just be to name it Dr. Phillips something or other. Also don’t want that.

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I want it to stand for a principle, not some politician or "leader" whatever that is deemed to be, and    even though leaders may have done a lot to advance equality. 

Name it something that will last forever and remind the subsequent. . . . 

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10 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

I dunno - I like naming it after someone if they have significant ties to the community. Most of our prominent Black leaders have things named after them already though. 

Knowing Orlando it'll go to the highest bidder.  Chuck Whittall Ave or something like that.  

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While we’d probably want to wait until he leaves office, I like naming it after Jerry Demings since he’s from the community and is our first African-American mayor.

And, of course, Val Demings, although she’s originally from Jax. Her stock goes up exponentially if she becomes veep.

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Sometimes naming can be downright ironic over time. For example, Brevard is today one of the most conservative counties in the state.

However, one of the FL 520 bridges over there is named for Hubert Humphrey, a very liberal politician  during the ‘60’s.

It does make sense, though, because, unlike Florida’s Turnpike, which is named after Ronald Reagan although there’s little evidence he ever had anything to do with it, the Brevard bridge was named for Humphrey because he secured funding for it in Washington when it had been stalled for years.

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11 hours ago, orlandoguy said:

A Change.org petition on this exact topic began circulating a few days ago :

https://www.change.org/p/mayor-buddy-dyer-change-division-avenue-in-downtown-orlando-to-unity-boulevard

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? 

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Love JDubs - glad to see they’ll have a presence downtown.

Shipyard is nothing if not persistent. They seem to have had some ups and downs over the years with opening and closing branded brewpubs outside of Maine, but this is surely a get for Brew Theory.
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6 hours ago, orlandoguy said:


Love JDubs - glad to see they’ll have a presence downtown.

Shipyard is nothing if not persistent. They seem to have had some ups and downs over the years with opening and closing branded brewpubs outside of Maine, but this is surely a get for Brew Theory.

Shipyard had one in WP for a while.

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A little more of our past lost in the Mayor Buddy era. The Carver Theatre, the last of the movie houses built (in 1949) during the segregation era. It was demolished in 2005 and also had live performances 

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14555
 

From Cinema Treasures

Also, the older Lincoln Theatre from 1937:

http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14556

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10 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

A little more of our past lost in the Mayor Buddy era. The Carver Theatre, the last of the movie houses built (in 1949) during the segregation era. It was demolished in 2005 and also had live performances 

after it sat vacated for over 40 years

11 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Also, the older Lincoln Theatre from 1937:

was demolished in the 60s

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Although the Carver stopped showing films regularly in the ‘60’s, it was still used for other purposes well beyond that. 

In any event, it’s more about will. We’ve seen structures in Tampa, Jax and Miami Beach sit empty for decades only to be restored later because the powers that be wanted to save them. Then there are those that prefer to run the backhoe and erase history.

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