Welcome to Colonialtown North!  This is a charming neighborhood just North East of Downtown Orlando.  Colonialtown North is filled with 1920s and 1940s bungalows, some 1950s ranch homes, and also home to some new construction.  It is not a historic district although it is filled with historic charm.

The neighborhood is located within walking distance to Mills50 Main Street district, a thriving business district with shops and restaurants and biking distance to Downtown, Thornton Park, and Audubon Park. The proximity to the Orlando Urban Trail makes it a very bike friendly neighborhood.  You’ll find charming bungalows priced in the low $200,000s all the way up to large two – story homes near $400,000.  There is a voluntary neighborhood association, a community garden, and community pool and rec center.  If walk-ability is in your must have list, this neighborhood should top your list.

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On scale of minor to major this is going to be so major. We’re talking 5 venues, 40+ bands, an art and vendor market, food trucks.  We’re talking this Saturday. We’re talking Music on Mills, people. Be there.

To name a few bands,  The Sh-Booms, The Hindu Cowboys, The Pauses, Hey Angeline, Hymn For Her… the list goes on and on.  Venues are Will’s Pub, Bart., St. Matthew’s Tavern, The Peacock Room and Wally’s.  $15 gets you in the door, all doors, to see any of the bands! You can purchase tickets in advance at willspub.org and pick up at the door the day of the event.  Or you can purchase them at the door of any venue the day of.

The art and vendor market will be in the parking lot between Track Shack and Will’s Pub and is open from 3-9pm.  Your very own ThinkLiveBe Property Team will be there so swing by, say hello and get your official Music on Mills event photo taken in front of our backdrop!

Rydes Pedi-Cabs will be providing free transportation between venues starting at 7pm but bring some cash and be sure to tip your driver!  Another bonus, show your wristband to any of the below restaurants and get a special deal:

Giraffas – Free chicken ribs with any entrée purchase from 3pm until closing.

Hawkers – 15% off your total bill.

Mills Brewpub – $2.00 off draft beer.

The Strand – 10% off your total bill.

Music on Mills is a fundraiser for Mills50 District, all proceeds will be used to fund continuing public art and safety projects in our district, so come out and support your community, listen to local bands, eat local food and hang out with the locals.

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Saturday October 18th.  3pm until…whenever! Advance tickets here.

 

Final Mills 50 poster

 

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Next weekend is for the dogs!

Each year Lambs Eat Ivy Salon hosts Shampooch, a dog washing fundraiser to help raise money for a local animal shelter or rescue. There have been a total of 10 rescues helped and over $50,000 raised, that’s pretty impressive! This year the chosen rescue is Florida Little Dog Rescue, a rescue whose focus is on the little guys!

Now, this isn’t just a dog wash, it’s a huge event with so much to do! There will be a Block and Bark Party, professional pet portraits, food trucks, music, raffle prizes (an iPad!!) and so much more!  It is such a fun event and you by no means have to have a dog to enjoy the fun.  But if you don’t have a dog, we suggest you walk on down to Lake Eola and adopt one from Barktoberfest where there will be more than 50 rescue partners promoting adoption!

 

Shampooch

Lambs Eat Ivy Salon  – 804 E Washington St

From 9am – 4pm

 

Barktoberfest

Lake Eola, Southeast Grassy Area – 195 N Rosalind

From 10am – 4pm

 

 

 

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Finally!  Pig Floyd’s  is opening its doors for business, tomorrow, September 11th at 4pm.  If you live in, frequent or even just drive through the Mills50 district I’m sure you noticed a while back that the old Atilla’s restaurant was being gutted.  That alone caused excitement for us, we love watching the Mills50 district grow and started wondering what would pop up there.  Would it be a new unique storefront, a craft beer bar, a locally owned restaurant…?  Our question was soon answered, a locally owned bbq restaurant, something Mills50 did not have!

Pig Floyd’s describes themselves as ‘Introducing a fresh interpretation of the barbecue experience.  Integrating cultural influences with traditional fire, smoke and pit methods to craft vibrant, delicious fare.’    There is something for everyone on their menu, from brisket and ribs to tofu and salads. And let’s not forget their sauces, from traditional sweet and hot to the more exotic Tikka Masala. From what we’ve heard Pig Floyd’s will not disappoint and we cannot wait to see that for ourselves!

There will definitely be a line forming before 4pm so get out there early and grab yourself some deliciousness from Mills50 District’s only bbq joint, Pig Floyd’s!

 

Pig Floyd’s

1326 N Mills Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803

(407)921-1696

 

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Getting fit is always more fun when you have a friend to do it with!  Since July Track Shack has been hosting a free mid-week running session to promote exercise and community, tonight is the last night of the season to join them.  The course starts on Oregon St. and then spills into the Orlando Urban Trail, as well as parts of Track Shack’s Celebration of Running course, it is roughly a three mile run and all levels are welcome.  Water and Gatorade will be available pre and post run, if that doesn’t quench your thirst be sure to head on over to Hawker’s for an extended happy hour just for the runners!

Running starts at 6pm tonight, arrive a few minutes early to sign in, get some water and sign up for any giveaways.  Let’s get fit, make a few new friends and explore the Mills 50 district!

*Image from Mills50District Instagram

*Image from Mills50District Instagram

The new Mills Brewpub (used to be Bananas) had a sneak peek event Monday night and we were in attendance to see what it was all about! The interior has been hugely upgraded and has a modern industrial feel. The food menu is nice with some of the typical pub fare plus some entree options. The drink menu includes some select draft beers, many bottles, a red and white wine list as well as cocktails.

All in all Mills Brewpub seems like it’s going to be a pretty fun after work spot to eat and drink! They open up to the public next week, be sure to stop in.

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