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Was Disney’s dream for Celebration too creepy to succeed?

April 21, 2014
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Was Disney’s dream for Celebration too creepy to succeed?

A recent article in Gizmodo wonders if planned communities like Disney-made Celebration, Fla., are doomed to fail because they are inherently creepy.
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We have a date for the Trader Joe’s opening

April 21, 2014
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We have a date for the Trader Joe’s opening

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Well, some of us anyway. I know some people don’t see what the fuss is all about, and frankly, I’m not going to try and talk anyone into it — parking is bad enough at Trader Joe’s, so every person who’s all “shrug, who cares” is...
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Capen House reunited at last

April 3, 2014
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The two halves of the Capen House are reunited and a grand opening of the historic house is anticipated in November 2014.
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A boutique hotel on UCF campus? It could happen.

March 25, 2014
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Next month, a committee of the University of Central Florida board of trustees will be meeting to discuss the possibility of opening a boutique hotel on campus.
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The Capen House is on the move again!

March 21, 2014
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The east portion of the Capen House will be moved out of the parking lot of Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens and next to the other half of the house on March 21.
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Whole Foods opening a second store in Winter Park

February 13, 2014
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Whole Foods announced that they will be opening a second location in Winter Park. With more than 40,000 square feet, the new store will be nearly double the size of the chain’s Aloma Avenue location. The current Whole Foods Market location will remain open and the new one will go up at the corner...
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John Rivers’ latest venture, the Coop, will do for fried chicken what 4Rivers did for brisket

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Today we got a preview of what to expect from John Rivers’ latest venture, The Coop, and we’re pretty sure that the Coop is going to do for fried chicken what 4Rivers Smokehouse has done for brisket. In other words, expect to be standing in line when The Coop opens up at the corner of...
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Local sweets: Se7en Bites, P Is for Pie, B Cupcakes and the Soda Fountain

February 12, 2014
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Local sweets: Se7en Bites, P Is for Pie, B Cupcakes and the Soda Fountain

Confectioners are sometimes a forgotten segment of our city’s thriving artisanal food scene, yet it seems that with every passing week, new sweet shops materialize faster than crevices in your dentin. Salted caramel has become about as popular an ingredient as bacon, and, indeed, many of these savvy sugarmongers seduce us with both –...
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Bike share hits Winter Park

February 12, 2014
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With a little help from Healthy Central Florida, Winter Park is now one of the first municipalities in Central Florida to have a public library with a free bike share program. This marks a growing trend for public libraries to be providing services beyond book lending, as they branch out and dabble more in...
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