Last month, the City of Orlando worked with the Milk District Main Street and local businesses to install 12 bike racks in the district. The racks display the Milk District’s logo and bring much-needed bicycle parking to the areas they serve. Available through the city’s Bike Rack Request Program, bike racks are installed in the public right of way for the benefit of the whole community.
With its location at the hub of the region’s bicycle network, the Milk District has easy access to Baldwin Park, Winter Park, East Orlando and Seminole County on the Cady Way Trail and Lake Underhill Path and enjoys links to Downtown Orlando by the on-street bike lane network.
Several businesses are taking advantage of bike racks new and old, promoting cycling through discounts and special offers. You can lock your own bike to one of the racks along the Robinson Street corridor between Bumby and Graham: at Bumby and Amelia, near the Drunken Monkey and on Irvington Street, near À La Cart and Se7enbites.
The Robinson Street corridor welcomed a new business in November. The Holey Rabbit, a new tattoo parlor at 2428 E Robinson St, between the Nook and Etoile Boutique, is home base for three artists, Alejandro “Lucky” Queris, who was recently profiled in “People of O-Town,” Noah Howell and Rick Aggro Janus. Sessions are available by appointment, and walk-ins are welcomed. Follow the studio on Instagram at @holey_rabbit to see work from all of the artists.
Small business ownership has long been a path to the middle class throughout this country’s history. When you support local entrepreneurs — restaurants, artisans, designers and manufacturers — you invest in a future that works for all of us. By choosing locally owned businesses for your shopping, you create a ripple effect. By shopping at local stores, you connect with your community.
You strengthen your local economy. And, finally, as the circle of ripples extends out, you cast a vote for the American dream while benefitting from the knowledge and experience of the small–business owner.
Take time this season to shop intentionally. Every purchase made at a locally owned business is an investment back into the City Beautiful.
As the days grow cooler, the Milk District keeps it fresh with seasonal activities.
Sunday, Dec. 8
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Market on South, 2603 E South St
The Milky Way
Friday, Dec. 20
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Milk District
Lazy Shopper Holiday Market
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019
Noon to 6 p.m.
2424 E Robinson St