About Katie Bray

Eola General looks to continue Handy Pantry legacy

By Katie Bray | December 04, 2018

As many have heard, the beloved Handy Pantry located in Lake Eola Heights neighborhood shut it doors in September. It was a long-standing neighborhood market for over 80 years. It was a place where neighbors could meet, grab a quick bite to eat, or grab some milk on the go. When the news spread that the current owners could no […]

Eola General looks to continue Handy Pantry legacy

By Katie Bray | December 01, 2018

As many of you have heard, the beloved Handy Pantry located in Lake Eola Heights neighborhood shut it doors in September. It was a long-standing neighborhood market for over 80 years. It has been a place where neighbors can meet, grab a quick bite to eat, or grab some milk on the go. When the news spread that the current […]

An Italian gem in Thornton Park celebrates 20 years

By Katie Bray | November 28, 2018

John “Johnny” Markaj, owner and operator of Anthony’s Thornton Park, grew up in the Bronx of New York, specifically the Little Italy area. Naturally, he started making pizzas at the ripe age of 9. You could say it was in his blood. Later on in life, Markaj’s Uncle Anthony moved down to Florida and that gave Markaj an opportunity to […]

Swan City and the City Beautiful

By Katie Bray | November 05, 2018

If there were two things Andrew Chang liked the most, it would have to be swans and Orlando. That would be apparent to anyone—it’s right there, on his t-shirt. Chang started the “Swan City” t-shirt business last year after feeling compelled to give Orlando residents something with which they can show their love for the city. Recently, his business has […]