Tag: downtown

Scott PowersDecember 6, 2018

Calling the Valencia College-University of Central Florida Creative Village campus going up a “living, breathing opportunity escalator,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer focused most of his annual State-of-the-Downtown address on anticipated improvements for the historically-segregeted and long-distressed downtown neighborhood of Parramore Thursday. “Education can change lives. It can change neighborhoods, it can change the downtown, it […]

Staff ReportsOctober 24, 2018

Owners of the 23-story Nine 15, an upscale residential complex in downtown Tampa, are suing Franklin Manor, a bar across the street, over noise complaints from residents, according to documents filed in Hillsborough County courts. The lawsuit alleges Franklin Manor plays “booming” and sometimes “vulgar” music that keeps residents awake at night. The suit claims the […]

Peter SchorschNovember 14, 2016

In an attempt to bring tourists and young people back to aging downtown districts, many cities have legalized outdoor drinking — and it has been somewhat successful in revitalizing those areas, according to an article from The Pew Charitable Trusts. In 2016, cities in Mississippi and Ohio legalized “outdoor refreshment areas,” zones where patrons can […]


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