Happenings in TPD for November

So many of you enjoy taking your furry four-legged friends to the Constitution Green Dog Run. We love the recent changes that the City of Orlando parks staff worked so hard to implement in this area. Thornton Park District is excited to announce that we are putting on a fundraiser to purchase dog-play equipment for the dog run. The parks staff has approved […]

Church Street District’s dramatic expansion

The Church Street District has expanded its borders into the Parramore neighborhood. The newly established boundaries of the Main Street District dwarf the two-block boundary it oversaw. The new borders are broken into two sections divided by I4. To the East is the Downtown Church Street Core; to the West is the Parramore Church Street Core. The Parramore core is […]

Early gift ideas from the Milk District

As the holiday season creeps closer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by shopping, parties, visitors and travel. Let your local businesses take the stress out of your holiday planning with a few of these suggestions. Whether you have friends following vegan diets coming over for dinner or just need some good ol‘ fashioned southern food to round out your meal, Dixie […]

Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen to replace Felipe’s

A new restaurant and bar concept called Cavo’s Bar & Kitchen is coming to Thornton Park, taking the place of the short-lived Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House. Brothers Mark and John Cavallini, who previously helped manage Anthony’s of Thornton Park with their best friend and Anthony’s owner Johnny Markaj, said they are excited to be part of the Thornton Park family again. […]

30 Days of Christmas on Church Street

Christmas is coming to Church Street in a big way this December. Community partners and merchants have come together to provide a month filled with festivities. Come out and enjoy 30 Days of Christmas with holiday laser–and–light shows, snow in the plaza, regularly scheduled live performances, prix fixe menus from some of your favorite downtown restaurants, a tasty Cocoa Crawl and […]

Olde Town celebrates 25 years in Thornton Park

Olde Town Brokers coined the term Thornton Park, and the real-estate brokerage has been a staple in the area just east of Lake Eola for 25 years. Founded in the Thornton Park area in 1994 by Phil Rampy, Olde Town brokers helped give the area an identity by branding the neighborhood as Thornton Park. Rampy found the term “Thornton Park” […]

Thornton Park District update: Swan crosswalks installed, exciting events planned

TPD Swan Crosswalks Thornton Park District is pleased to announce that the rehabilitation of the intersection of Washington Street and Summerlin Avenue has been completed. A pedestrian safety flashing light has been installed along with new swan crosswalks that clearly outline for drivers and pedestrians where they can safely cross. A huge shout out to Commissioner Sheehan for all her support for this project!   […]

Church Street District: Job fair to come to Creative Village

Next month, the Church Street District (CSD) will be hosting a job fair at Creative Village in partnership with the Valencia College School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality on Oct. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of UnionWest. CSD members and local community businesses will be present to display their openings and meet with interested […]

Apartment complex in Creative Village set to open summer 2020

The Julian is the latest project to sprout in Creative Village. The 14-story, mixed-use apartment complex is set to open the summer of 2020. The Ustler Group’s latest development will have 409 units and 6,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Amenities include a rooftop pool, indoor courtyards, a fitness center and “collaboration spaces” on each floor of the […]

Church Street Main Street District to expand to Parramore

There’s been lots of talk about the formation of an Orlando Main Streets District in the Parramore area. The Church Street District may be expanded to prepare for this change in the downtown area west of I4. Rosangela Parker, the newly appointed executive director of the Church Street District, said she will be hiring an associate director to “help guide […]

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