Go Local Wednesdays

Tomorrow is Third Thursday, get out and see what Downtown Orlando has to offer!  With it being a mix of art, food, technology talk and networking you are bound to find something to pique your interest.

Gallery Hop: Hosted by the Downtown Arts District features numerous galleries and non-traditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists in tandem with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. When and Where: 6-9pm at various locations, see map

Taste of Church Street: This culinary experience offers food and beverage specials, local art and entertainment in the heart of the Church Street District. When and Where: 5-10pm at Church St. District

Tech Meetup: The Orlando Tech Meetup offers tech enthusiasts and entrepreneurs the chance to socialize and hear five different technology groups present live product demos. Where: 7-9pm at Effin Amazing

Networking: Hosted by the Downtown Orlando Partnership, these professional networking events allow attendees to experience one of downtown’s fine establishments while making great local business connections. When and Where: 5:30-7pm at Extract Juice Bar


Please come join us Sunday, April 19th  for ‘The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando featuring Lake Eola Heights’ tour. The event is held by Lake Eola Heights Garden Committee and features a number of local sponsors, including us, the ThinkLiveBe Property Team!   We are so pleased to be a sponsor and cannot wait to spend the day strolling through the gardens of one of Downtown Orlando’s most historic neighborhoods.  This is a self guided tour where you are invited into the gardens of a number of residences and you’ll have an opportunity to speak with the garden care takers and in some gardens you will even be serenaded by local musicians as you take in these lovely surroundings.  We cannot think of a more special way to spend the day!

Tickets are available at Handy Pantry Grocery, aka ‘Garden Central’.  They are $15 in advance or $20 on the day of.   You can also purchase them online, here.

The tour starts at ‘Garden Central’ at noon and goes until 5pm, but remember it is self guided.  There will be complimentary Gem Cars available to take you to and from the homes.

I love little neighborhood cafés and restaurants that are nestled between residential homes. We are lucky have a few of them to choose from in Downtown Orlando neighborhoods,  and one of my favorites is 903 Mills Market.  It may not really be a hidden gem because it is so well known and so popular and for good reason! The menu is awesome, the staff is great but the ambience is what really makes it special.  It is super chill, relaxed and easy going, most of the seating is outside but they have a few tables inside as well.  During the day you can relax under the shade of the umbrellas and at night under the string lights and night sky.  It is located on the corner of Gore and South Mills, just a few steps from Lake Davis.  A great place to have a bite and a drink and then meander around the lake and catch a beautiful view of Downtown Orlando skyline!

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Whether you are a local business owner or a local resident who likes to stay involved you should definitely come to the Mills 50 Business After Hours next Wednesday, March 25th.  The Business After Hours will be held at Bart. on Mills Ave from 5:30 – 7pm.  It’s a casual atmosphere and all are welcome,  go hang, drink a beer, play some classic arcade games and get to know your neighbors and local business owners!  If you are a Mills 50 member it is free, for non-members it is $5.  Please RSVP to director@mills50.org

Where: Bart.

When: Wednesday March 25th @ 5:30pm

Who doesn’t love this time of year?!  Sitting on your patio eating dinner, walking around one of Orlando’s many lakes or catching a FREE outdoor movie on the lawn at Enzian are a few of the best ways to enjoy these Spring evenings!   On select Wednesday nights the Enzian has their ‘Wednesday Night Pitcher Show’ outside on their lawn. Classic movies, beers, munchies and trivia…pretty much the perfect evening to hang with friends.

March 11th (tonight) is Rollerball

March 25th is The Usual Suspects

April 1st is Reservoir Dogs

The show starts at 8pm but come early for a game of Jell-O shot movie trivia!  Wednesday Night Pitcher Show is popular so to help with parking the Enzian will now offer a valet service for $3 and if you valet you will get free popcorn so it totally pays for itself!   If you’d rather park yourself you will find free parking across the street at First Watch and State Farm.

Enzian is a staple in Orlando and provides so much entertainment for the community, if you’d like to make a donation to help continue their support please do so here.  It is a tax deductible donation too! Help support the small guy if you can, show some local love!


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Mills 50 truly is ‘The Intersection of Creativity and Culture’ . Over the past few years this area has really started to express its personality with the help of some really great local artists. Between the Dumpster Art Project, Murals and Art Box Project there is always something new popping up to catch your eye!

There are two new art projects in the works and both could use your contribution.  First is Bottle Cap Murals.   Eric Rollings, Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, has secured an artist who will create a mural from bottle caps.  Your contribution would be the bottle caps! If you’d like to help out you can contact Eric by phone: 407-256-2470 or you can also email the main street director for more details:  director@mills50.org.

Next is Operation Put a Bird On It!  Local artist Brendan O’Connor will create a bird house, using ceramic birds out of a now defunct traffic light located at the corner of Amelia and Mills.  Your contribution would be the birds, if you happen to have a ceramic bird or two lying around that you’d like to donate, please drop them off at Great Escape Frame & Art, 1207 N. Mills.

Everyone should love where they live! 

We finally had a chance to check out The Brass Tap at Mills Park and we are so glad we did!   If you haven’t been I highly suggest you go check it out, go thirsty and hungry because there are tons of food and drink options.  We went for a business happy hour and it was the perfect atmosphere, laid back, but grown up enough to actually be able to conduct a little business. It’s perfect for the Mills 50 district.

They have Happy Hour during the week, Monday – Friday from 4-7pm, Live Music on Saturdays and Trivia on Wednesdays (starting next week). Oh, and if you consider yourself serious beer drinker then you should take advantage of their Brew Crew membership, you drink beer, earn points, and get stuff.

May I suggest Cigar City Minaret Nitro and the Sriracha covered bacon.  Drool.

Interested in selling or buying in the area? Call us today, (407) 494-2820.


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