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8 hours ago, popsiclebrandon said:

After 2-3 years of looking for a buyer Eola Wine finally sold. Kinda surprised actually given the asking price, declining sales, and time left on lease.

Good for him... been at it a long time. Any word on who bought?

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50 minutes ago, bqknight said:

@popsiclebrandon any update on that rumor of Jeni's Ice Cream coming to town? Or did that fall through?

So I was told they signed their lease but then they announced Tampa without any mention of Orlando so not sure. It was supposed to go into The Yard but I just signed my lease a few weeks ago and any exclusivity from them were not part of my document like Foxtail and Dogtopia were so yeah not sure whats going on. Doing a hard hat tour next week hopefully so might get info then.

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3 hours ago, popsiclebrandon said:

So I was told they signed their lease but then they announced Tampa without any mention of Orlando so not sure. It was supposed to go into The Yard but I just signed my lease a few weeks ago and any exclusivity from them were not part of my document like Foxtail and Dogtopia were so yeah not sure whats going on. Doing a hard hat tour next week hopefully so might get info then.

Congrats on this big step. Please update us to proposed schedule when it is clear.

 

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I’m assuming that’s Jax. It was awfully generic so even though I’m less than a block away, I only went once. I still miss Cityfish (or for that matter, CCM’s to go meatloaf!)

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1 hour ago, spenser1058 said:

I’m assuming that’s Jax. It was awfully generic so even though I’m less than a block away, I only went one. I still miss Cityfish (or for that matter, CCM’s to go meatloaf!)

Before World of Beer (and before craft beer became a thing), there was Jax - the OG. They were more known for their vast selection of beer & the jars of pickles than their deli menu. The original location was on Court Ave from the late 90's to mid 2000's prior to the construction boom, then they expanded to College Park & Lake Mary and eventually sold everything off. Never visited the new location myself, but I think they were trying to revive what it once was hence the return to downtown.

 

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4 minutes ago, nite owℓ said:

Before World of Beer (and before craft beer became a thing), there was Jax - the OG. They were more known for their vast selection of beer & the jars of pickles than their deli menu. The original location was on Court Ave from the late 90's to mid 2000's prior to the construction boom, then they expanded to College Park & Lake Mary and eventually sold everything off. Never visited the new location myself, but I think they were trying to revive what it once was hence the return to downtown.

 

Back in the old days on Court Ave. we would pop in for a late nite skid row sandwich... peanut butter, banana, granola and honey on wheat. I was younger and thinner back then. Its also funny to think of what we called "craft beer" back then. Oh, they have St Pauli...

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7 minutes ago, nite owℓ said:

Before World of Beer (and before craft beer became a thing), there was Jax - the OG. They were more known for their vast selection of beer & the jars of pickles than their deli menu. The original location was on Court Ave from the late 90's to mid 2000's prior to the construction boom, then they expanded to College Park & Lake Mary and eventually sold everything off. Never visited the new location myself, but I think they were trying to revive what it once was hence the return to downtown.

 

It was the only game in town for so long in the 2000's. I had plenty of good beers at the college park location.  

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59 minutes ago, jack said:

It was the only game in town for so long in the 2000's. I had plenty of good beers at the college park location.  

I always thought of the Biff Burger that was originally there when I went to that one...

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34607-d827182-Reviews-Biff_Burger_of_49th_Street-St_Petersburg_Florida.html

 

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16 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

I’m assuming that’s Jax. It was awfully generic so even though I’m less than a block away, I only went once. I still miss Cityfish (or for that matter, CCM’s to go meatloaf!)

CityFish was good. I enjoyed Baoery too. 

What's people's opinions on what would work there? Something with a good brunch? Is that what keeps SoCo alive?

Also - sorry if already posted but it looks like Foxtail is looking to move into the space next to Taco Bell downtown. 

https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2020/02/18/foxtail-coffee-brews-up-2nd-downtown-location.html

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I was thinking about that yesterday and no clue what can work there. Really its just too big to work so it would need to be split to work. That whole stretch is dead and it probably would take a chain with name recognition.

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2 hours ago, popsiclebrandon said:

I was thinking about that yesterday and no clue what can work there. Really its just too big to work so it would need to be split to work. That whole stretch is dead and it probably would take a chain with name recognition.

Jinya looks like it's doing quite well for itself. SoCo does well for itself. That Starbucks is quite packed. :dontknow:

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25 minutes ago, bqknight said:

Jinya looks like it's doing quite well for itself. SoCo does well for itself. That Starbucks is quite packed. :dontknow:

None on Central. Its dead til the corner and the garage exit pattern doesn't help that.

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Motorworks Brewing submitted plans for  their takeover of OCB spot on Orange and Jefferson  - 131 North Orange Avenue (former Fiat and  bank and . . . ) Motorworks is a fantastic Florida Micro Brewer based out of my hometown area in Bradenton, FL where they have been very successful with their Brew-pub and Beer Garden. For the downtown Orlando space, the are  applying for a liquor license as well and stated they will have a full-service kitchen and hand-roasted coffee. Proposed menu items include flatbreads, pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and bagels.  They proposed hours from 7 AM to 11  PM Sunday -Thursday and 7 AM to Midnight Fri/Sat, with the kitchen open late until 10 PM.   Total front of house indoor dining/bar area will be approximately  1200 SF.  This is directly across the street from the other Third and Urban 150 North Orange Avenue they are renovating (Currently AECOM Building) that we have discussed previously. 

They are also proposing an outdoor Back Deck/Beer Garden patio area of  476 SF open on the back side of the building where the roll-up doors are located under  the  oak tree off Jefferson: 


 

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Just reported on the teevee nooooze that The Parliament House has been sold for $300k.

Doesn't seem like much for a place that size.

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4 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

Just reported on the teevee nooooze that The Parliament House has been sold for $300k.

Seems low - they must have still been in debt up to their eyeballs.

Yup, a foreclosure judgment:

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-parliament-house-sold-20200228-jesg26andraihje4mkasolfqs4-story.html?outputType=amp

From the Sentinel 

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