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Business Spotlight: Almut Belote Jewelry

Thornton Park’s new jeweler shines bright like a diamond

Thornton Park had the pleasure of recently welcoming a luxury jewelry designer to their assortment of shops. Almut Belote is the owner and creative designer of Almut Belote Jewelry. Belote comes from Austria, where she started on a very strict training apprenticeship with a master jeweler. After Belote’s master training in Austria, she headed to the Virgin Islands to accept […]

Special Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk


Have a date? Celebrating being single? Or just want to have a fun evening? Join us at the Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk on February 14. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are offering a special two-for-one “love” deal. Not only that, but we shall have added art vendors, live music, stilt-walkers, tarot card reader and all sorts of […]

Density creates vitality

“Density creates vitality” says Australian urban designer Peter Richards. At first reaction, you may wonder how people living on top of each in a crowded downtown could create “vitality”. Since we all live in Downtown, let’s take a closer look. According to smartcitiesdive.com, “urban density is the number of people living in a particular urban area and is an important […]

Eola General looks to continue Handy Pantry legacy

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 […]

Creative Village apartment project receives $66M in funding

The Allen Morris Company and Ustler Development, Inc., co-developers of the $108 million Creative Village Parcel M Apartments project, have been granted a $66 million-dollar loan arranged by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, financed by a syndicate led by SunTrust Bank and Santander Bank. The new development will consist of a Class A, 14-story, 409-unit market rate apartment project located across the […]


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