Football season, arguably the best time of the year, is finally upon us! Orlando is home to football fans from around the country, rooting for teams from coast to coast, from college teams in every division all the way up to the NFL.
It is the small businesses in our Orlando Main Streets that makes our City such a great place to live. The Orlando Main Streets create, define and strengthen our existing neighborhoods. They focus on enhancing assets such as distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community . Walk or bike down any of our Main Streets and you can feel the vibrancy.
- Buddy Dyer, Mayor
Pauline Eaton, the Orlando Main Streets coordinator, offers reasons why you should experience the second annual Main Streets Restaurant Week.
Orlando continues to be recognized as the home of a burgeoning local food movement. In fact, some of Orlando’s most noted and popular restaurants are locally owned small businesses that made their start in one of our eight unique Main Street districts.
List of restaurants and menus are available at orlandomainstreets.com/restaurantweek
Another year has come and gone. I awoke today realizing it is our Orlando Main Streets Annual Awards Ceremony Day; the day we celebrate all the wonderful work our Main Streets and their amazing volunteers have accomplished.
It’s always good to look back and see where you started and how far you’ve come. Retrospect can be a wonderful exercise. It makes me smile when I remember the thought process of creating individual Main Street districts in Orlando and dreaming of what they could become. All the wonderful people I have had the distinct pleasure of working with and getting to know. The passion that people have developed for the program, and how proud they are to be associated with it…amazing!
Every dad is different. You’ve got your outdoorsmen, your sports fanatics, gamers and craft beer connoisseurs. Does he love a cold brew coffee in the morning or a cold craft beer in the evening? Is he a cheeseburger and fries kind of guy, or a five-star gourmet? Whatever type of man your dad is, we’ve got something for him to enjoy this Father’s Day in the Orlando Main Streets.