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Why this Central Florida brewery is $20 away from closing its doors every day
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Why this Central Florida brewery is $20 away from closing its doors every day

Chris Esser didn't see it coming. In February, Sanford-based Sanford Brewing Co. - one of Central Florida's top-producing breweries - "greatly...

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Winter Park's reversal on controversial overlay district proposal 'counterintuitive' to growth
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Winter Park's reversal on controversial overlay district proposal 'counterintuitive' to growth

The city of Winter Park has changed course on an earlier approval to allow more intense development on 75 acres - a decision that may throw cold...

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Central Florida property sales heat up, building permits stay flat during coronavirus
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Central Florida property sales heat up, building permits stay flat during coronavirus

Property sales climbed in Central Florida's biggest county while the region's largest city saw its number of building permit applications remained...

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Disney buys more land near Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida
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Disney buys more land near Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida

An entity related to Burbank, California-based The Walt Disney Co. has scooped up more land near Magic Kingdom. On March 31, Celebration Co. bought...

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Central Florida tenants can't pay rent? Here's what landlords should do, attorney says
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Central Florida tenants can't pay rent? Here's what landlords should do, attorney says

The novel coronavirus has wiped out revenue for many Central Florida small businesses, who now are seeking rental help from their landlords. Except...

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Exclusive: Florida downtown tower may be converted into apartments
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Exclusive: Florida downtown tower may be converted into apartments

There's discussion to convert a 10-story downtown office tower into apartments, according to the building's owners. No official deal has been inked...

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Macy's to furlough most of its workers, including in Central Florida, due to coronavirus
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Macy's to furlough most of its workers, including in Central Florida, due to coronavirus

Macy's Inc. is laying off the "majority" of its workforce as the coronavirus has slowed shopping activity for the retailer. The New York (NYSE: M)...

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Florida developers wants development approvals in exchange for dropping federal lawsuit against Seminole County
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Florida developers wants development approvals in exchange for dropping federal lawsuit against Seminole County

This all started back in 2018, when project applicant and former state Rep. Chris Dorworth proposed converting roughly 670 different rural acres...

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Is your Florida business rent burdened? This is the first thing you should do, attorney says
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Is your Florida business rent burdened? This is the first thing you should do, attorney says

Tara Tedrow - shareholder in Orlando-based Lowndes' real estate transactions, development, land use, zoning and environmental practices - spoke...

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Central Florida Class A apartment rents fall, CoStar reports
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Central Florida Class A apartment rents fall, CoStar reports

The novel coronavirus' latest economic victim may be Central Florida's upscale apartment industry. Average rents for Class A apartments - top-tier...

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Publix to waive rent in the shopping centers it owns in Florida and beyond
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Publix to waive rent in the shopping centers it owns in Florida and beyond

Publix Super Markets Inc. says it will offer rent relief to businesses that rent space in the shopping center the grocer owns throughout the...

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Exclusive: Lake Mary company seeks new office space, sources say
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Exclusive: Lake Mary company seeks new office space, sources say

One of the region's top insurance brokerage firms continues to grow - and needs more room. Lake Mary-based AssuredPartners Inc. seeks roughly 50...

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Florida real estate firm 'bullish' on deals despite coronavirus
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Florida real estate firm 'bullish' on deals despite coronavirus

Trey Vick isn't too concerned about the long-term impact coronavirus will have on his business. The CEO of Maitland-based boutique real estate firm...

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How I decided to open a records/coffee/book store in Thornton Park
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How I decided to open a records/coffee/book store in Thornton Park

James Reid couldn't decide on the dozens of ideas for naming his future downtown coffee/vinyl records/books/recording studio. So, his younger...

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Legal Notices starting in the March 20, 2020 issue
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Legal Notices starting in the March 20, 2020 issue

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: notice, the fictitious name, to-wit: Osceola County, Florida, this 7th day of March, 2020. CASE NO.: 2018-CA-008211-O LAST...

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Florida project proposed near International Drive
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Florida project proposed near International Drive

A Wellington apartment developer has its eyes on another International Drive site. Bainbridge Cos. seeks approvals to build the Bainbridge at Sand...

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What's next for this 'phenomenal' Central Florida property
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What's next for this 'phenomenal' Central Florida property

Winter Park's approval earlier this month of more intense development on 75 acres has created buzz in the community - particularly for one property...

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The week in bankruptcies: Community Watch Solutions LLC, Ellingsworth Residential Community Association Inc. and more
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The week in bankruptcies: Community Watch Solutions LLC, Ellingsworth Residential Community Association Inc. and more

Orlando area bankruptcy courts recorded three business filings - including zero with total debt above $1 million - during the week that ended March...

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Several local malls, including the region's largest retail center, to shutter due to coronavirus
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Several local malls, including the region's largest retail center, to shutter due to coronavirus

The nation's largest operator of malls, Simon Property Group, which owns at least four shopping centers in the Orlando area, said Wednesday it's...

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Massive Central Florida commercial project needs architect, general contractor
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Massive Central Florida commercial project needs architect, general contractor

The developer of a massive proposed industrial project plans to break ground in July - despite uncertainty in the real estate market due to...

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Breaking: Regional HQ to move downtown, build new office
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Breaking: Regional HQ to move downtown, build new office

A state lobbying group plans to move its downtown Orlando offices after scooping up land for new construction. Florida League of Cities Inc....

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State fails to approve local housing halt solution. Here's what's next.
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State fails to approve local housing halt solution. Here's what's next.

An attempt to fix a bureaucratic Orange County issue stalling several local housing projects has failed, creating the potential to further stall...

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Developer buys 160 acres next to Disney in Central Florida
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Developer buys 160 acres next to Disney in Central Florida

Disney & other theme park closures may be extended 'exponentially' The project may cost an estimated $97.5 million to build, based on industry...

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Publix, Walmart and Winn-Dixie among retailers temporarily cutting hours during coronavirus outbreak
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Publix, Walmart and Winn-Dixie among retailers temporarily cutting hours during coronavirus outbreak

Florida's biggest grocers have cut their operating hours during the coronavirus outbreak to manage their response to increased demand for food and...

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2 Florida commercial projects gear up for construction
News 4 months ago
2 Florida commercial projects gear up for construction

A major Apopka commercial project soon may break ground on its next round of construction. Kansas City, Missouri-based developer BlueScope...

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Florida developer Tavistock to build more office space in Lake Nona Town Center
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Florida developer Tavistock to build more office space in Lake Nona Town Center

One of Central Florida's hottest office destinations may see more office space construction. Lake Nona developer Tavistock Development Co. wants to...

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Central Florida no longer worst in affordable housing rankings
News 4 months ago
Central Florida no longer worst in affordable housing rankings

For once, metro Orlando's drop in a ranking means a good thing. The City Beautiful is tied for No. 7 with Sacramento for worst affordable housing...

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Exclusive: Can't-miss I-Drive hotel sold for $37M; renovations planned
News 4 months ago
Exclusive: Can't-miss I-Drive hotel sold for $37M; renovations planned

One of the most eye-catching hotels on the International Drive corridor has a new owner with renovation plans. The 214-room Castle Hotel, part of...

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At least 1,900 housing units on hold in Central Florida due to bureaucratic snag
News 4 months ago
At least 1,900 housing units on hold in Central Florida due to bureaucratic snag

At least 1,900 potential apartment and homes are on hold in Orange County due to a bureaucratic holdup involving school capacity fees, according to...

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61-acre Millenia-area site under contract 'at a price that defies explanation'
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61-acre Millenia-area site under contract 'at a price that defies explanation'

A site once slated for a 400,000-square-foot distribution center soon may be sold. A local industrial company is under contract to buy 61 acres...

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