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O-Town Interview: Lisa Cuatt aims to beautify Thornton Park


#Downtownforgrownups is the hashtag of Thornton Park, and Lisa Cuatt has helped the Thornton Park District (TPD) cater to that audience as executive director of TPD. Originally from upstate New York, Cuatt found a love for art when she visited New York City for a family vacation. She has brought that love of art into her work, making strides to […]

Creative Village officials discuss its impact on Downtown Orlando


UCF, Valencia College and city officials updated the community on Downtown Orlando’s latest developments and projects June 27 in a late-afternoon event hosted by the Creative Village of Downtown Orlando. The development of the UCF and Valencia downtown campuses and their economic, social and physical effects of the layout of Downtown Orlando were discussed amongst a full crowd of listeners […]

Changes coming to Thornton Park’s Island Time


The porch in front of Island Time is being remodeled, and the business itself is going through a transformation. The cozy island-themed beer and wine bar at 712 E. Washington St. is under new management and will undergo a few changes to the menu. Devon Tillman, the new owner, said he plans on diversifying the beer menu as well as […]

Orlando Main Streets program wins Main Street Program of the Month


Orlando’s Main Streets program has been named the July 2019 Main Street Program of the Month by Florida Secretary of State Laurel Lee. The Orlando Main Streets Program started in 2008 and now has 10 main street districts. The Thornton Park District, Milk District and Church Street District are in the historic Downtown Orlando area. “The districts that make up […]


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