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#ILoveAPGD Social Media Contest

Don’t miss the opportunity to win great prizes in the Audubon Park Garden District’s free social media contest.
Sunday February 11 through March 2, 2018 you can share your love for the Audubon Park Garden District on social media using #ILoveAPGD throughout the month of February for a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the upcoming APGD Garden Tour.


Once per week a theme will be announced on APGD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Then just snap pics in the APGD area (from Leu Gardens to East End Market and everything in between) that follow the theme and used the hashtag, #ILoveAPGD, and you’re automatically entered to win prizes.

Everyone is encouraged to be creative and have fun with this I Love APGD contest.

Stay tuned to APGD’s Facebook and Instagram pages for weekly details.

Contest Terms & Conditions: I love APGD is a three-week social media contest from February 11 – March 2, 2018. Each Sunday of the week throughout the three-week promotion, a theme will be presented via Facebook and Instagram. To be entered to win, entries must include a photo that aligns with the theme, is taken in the APGD area and uses the hashtag #ILoveAPGD.

One entry will be randomly selected on Fridays of each week of the promotion, totaling three winners over the three-week promotion. Randomly selected winners will receive a pair of passes to our upcoming APGD Garden Tour. No purchase necessary and not exchangeable for cash. Winner’s photo will be reposted by the Garden District and will be notified via direct message on respective social media channel. Winners are required to respond to direct message within 48 hours or the offer will be revoked and a new winner will be randomly selected.

Winners can choose to have passes mailed or picked up in person within one week of initial contact at The Lovely Boutique Market at 2906 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. If mailed, winners must provide mailing address. If picked up in person, winner must present proof of identification to retrieve the passes. No copyrighted materials may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material.

NOTE: If you need more hashtags in addition to #alocalthing and #ILoveAPGD, we are also using #lovelocal and #livesustainably so those are options, too.

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Houndstooth Sauce Company

Houndstooth Sauce Company will be offering:

Special No. 1

Any full sandwich on our menu with a 8 oz. cup of soup and 8oz. side for $12

Soup Choices

Vegan Curried Split Pea (gf)
Tomato Basil Bisque (v,gf)
Turkey Chili (gf)
Gazpacho (v,gf)

Side Choices

Greek Quinoa
Potato Salad
White BBQ Slaw

Special No. 2

$2 Tacos 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
(From our Bar Menu)

Brisket Taco -White bbq slaw, our red and white bbq sauces
Chicken Salad Taco – HT White BBQ chicken salad, diced cucumber
Sloppy Mo- Turkey Chili & Cheese
Pair with $2 off a draught beer from Local Roots

The City of Orlando Celebrates National Small Business Week

Orlando Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando Celebrate National Small Business Week 2017

As part of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, the City of Orlando is recognizing the great contributions of the entrepreneurs and small business owners in our Orlando Main Streets, the City’s nine unique neighborhood commercial districts Continue reading The City of Orlando Celebrates National Small Business Week

Small Business Saturday Deals in the Orlando Main Streets


Shop Small in the Orlando Main Streets!

Holiday shopping season is upon us! What better way to find a unique and one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your shopping list than to shop small? In honor of Small Business Saturday, Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando invite all residents on Saturday, November 26 to make a conscious decision to patronize the small, locally-owned businesses in our community – many of which are located in our Downtown and Orlando Main Streets Districts.

Shopping small not only helps you check off your holiday gift list, but it is also a way to give the gift of opportunity to our City. The City’s thriving small business community provides much-needed goods and services and drive our local economy by creating new jobs and opportunities, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for residents.

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Main Streets Restaurant Week 2016

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

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7 Ways to celebrate Father’s Day in the Orlando Main Streets

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.

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Audubon Park Garden District wins Great American Main Street Award

Our very own Audubon Park Garden District has received a 2016 Great American Main Street Award, a national honor that recognizes the country’s best examples of comprehensive neighborhood commercial district revitalization.

APDG was recognized for reinventing itself from a neighborhood that historically served the nearby military base into a corridor flourishing with nationally-acclaimed small businesses, an epicenter for Orlando’s farm-to-table movement and its hosting of Zombietoberfest and Bastille Day that bring thousands of visitors to the district looking to partake in these unique, free events, which truly are #alocalthing.

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