Light Up SoDo 2016

Kick off your holiday season at Light Up SoDo on Sunday, December 4th at 2pm. Free community event with Santa, Princesses, face painting, train rides and more!

Special Event: New Financial Options for Your Personal and Business Solutions (Conference)

Taking on a mission to improve the well-being of our residents and discover new opportunities for small business development, Downtown South takes an event dedicated to the new financial options that are available now on the market. We will talk about various ways of managing your finances effectively, discover the main indicators to pay attention to when applying for financial assistance, and see what product offers to meet our residents’ general needs.

Social Impact in the Soap Aisle – Clean the World Partners with Target’s Marlowe.

Clean the World, Florida’s first benefit corporation, is getting help with their mission to reduce hygiene-related illnesses in children around the world through a major new partnership.

The Daily City 2015 Cardboard Art Festival

3rd Annual Cardboard Art Festival presented by The Daily City will be held July 23rd at 6 PM to July 26th at 4 PM at SoDo Shopping Center located at S.

Lido’s closing in April, redevelopment plans begin

Yesterday, the Bungalower reported that Lido’s Italian Restaurant, a family-operated Downtown South staple since 1970, will be closing up shop for good this coming April. After years of speculation, the owner of the Shoppes Of Orange, holding Lido’s, Xclusive Nail Bar and 3 vacant units, is moving forward with plans to demolish the current structure and replace it with the “South Orange Medical Building”.

Yelp’s Passport to Downtown South

We’re excited to announce Yelp’s Passport to Downtown South– A limited 2-week promotion in May 2016 to get locals experiencing all the fabulousness that’s to be found in Downtown South through some great local events!

May Nom Of The Month: Peach Valley Cafe

It’s National Egg Month and our May Nom Of The Month, Peach Valley Cafe, is quite the Florida gem. Their slogan “Experience the Freshness” could not be more on point! From their pot pies (pardon us while we wipe our drool) to their out-of-this-world breakfast and lunch menus, Peach Valley Cafe is committed to using real, fresh ingredients and delivering true Southern Hospitality. The Peach Valley Cafe service family are trained to make your dining experience warm, welcoming, and always personalized, “so that your family always receives the service it deserves.”

BMO Harris Closing Friday, Reopening as Seacoast Bank Monday

All 13 Central Florida BMO Harris Bank branches have changed hands after being bought out by Seacoast Bank. Our local Downtown South branch on the northeast corner of Orange Ave. & Gore St. will be closing this Friday, June 3 at 2:00pm and reopening as a Seacoast Bank branch on Monday, June 6.

Whole Foods to Grace our Humble District

Whole Foods Market, the world’s leading all natural, all hipster foods grocer, just announced its new store opening in the neighborhood formerly known as Downtown South (in honor of its arrival we’re rebranding the district SODO)!

April Nom of the Month: Flippers Pizzeria

Introducing our April NOM of the Month, Flippers Pizzeria! They have a delicious menu of pizza (of course), pasta, sandwiches, and salads with awesome, cooked-to-order lunch specials starting at just $6.99! Check out their full menu at their website here.

February Nom of the Month: Vanbarry’s

Vanbarry’s is the newest addition to the Orlando Public House family and Downtown South’s southern anchor (pun intended)! Check out their location 4120 S Orange Ave [gmap].

Colibri Mexican in Sodo Aiming for July 4th Opening

Hold onto your guacamole, folks! Aiming for a July 4th opening in the Sodo Shopping Center, Colibri is on the verge of completing a remodel of its newest location, occupied by Egg & I up until last month. If you’re familiar with their original Baldwin Park location, then you already know about their multi-generational family recipes and substantial portions. If not, then you’re in for a treat!

Welcoming Hampton by Hilton to the Neighborhood

Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide’s mid-priced hotel brand, opened its newest offering last month, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Orlando/Downtown South-Medical Center, in the heart of Downtown South.

Downtown South Connect: Yoga Nidra At Elevate Yoga Center

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s necessary to look for new ways to help ease the stress of daily life and make health conscious decisions about what and how we eat. The team at Elevate Yoga Center (EYC) will be treating you to health conscious lunch full of quick alternatives to today’s on the go diet.

Fight Like A Girl – Women’s Self-Defense Class

Join us for this hands-on class as Master Police Officer, Corporal, and Crime Prevention Practitioner Kevlon Kirkpatrick of the Orlando Police Department introduces us to potentially life-saving self-defense techniques that every woman should have in her back pocket.

Main Street Restaurant Week – August 1-8, 2015

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