| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The Orchid Garden, a hidden gem in downtown Orlando, has undergone a $2 million renovation by Tremont Realty Capital and is back in business.
The hall and meeting facility was created in the image of a New Orleans courtyard when Bob Snow built it in the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 8:10 AM
A friend who rides a bicycle to work from his Church Street Station SunRail stop has noticed something lately: It's getting harder to find a space on the train for his bike.
Even as ridership has slipped in recent months, the number of bicycles on...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Downtown Orlando's recent rebirth is exciting – and bittersweet -- for entrepreneur Bob Snow, who brought the area to life in the '70s with Church Street Station.
"It was singers and dancers and red hot girls and jugglers and bag pipe players, and...
| Nov 10, 2014
Central Florida individuals and businesses that have filed for liquidation under Chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code include:
The Dessert Lady Inc., 8400 Sunset Drive, Orlando. Filed: Oct. 29. Assets: $0. Liabilities: $165,065. Major...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Moving cars and trucks swiftly is the main goal of the $2.3 billion overhaul of Interstate 4, but what motorists might notice more when they finally speed along on new pavement are some unusual, landmark touches added to the highway.
There will be a...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Orlando City will not begin play in its new soccer-specific stadium until 2016, but the club’s groundbreaking on Thursday represents yet another major milestone for a franchise as it prepares for its start in MLS in March.
The club had an...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:16 AM
It's called a factory, but there's no assembly line, no automated production.
Instead the sawdust-caked Orlando shop known as The Guitar Factory has built a decades-long reputation among local and national musicians as a go-to place for stringed-...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:23 AM
Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: The Orchid Garden is back; SunRail has been accident-prone; Blake Bortles played well, but Jags lose; and more.
1. Tech and business reporter Paul Brinkman has the story on The Orchid Garden, a...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Orlando Tech Association, an umbrella group for the city’s tech community, has set a date for the first annual Tech Week event series. In addition, I've provided more details already published about the events.
Tech Week isn’t so much...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:12 PM
WHAT: Food trucks, bands and more converge in the shade to support American veterans at this patriotic tribute in an offbeat venue. The "Underfour Church Street Amphitheater" is better known as a parking lot underneath Interstate 4 in downtown Orlando,...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Army veteran Jolina Lawson returned home to Orlando in April after serving in Afghanistan.
Since then, she has been trying to find work as a corrections officer.
"It's hard to find work," Lawson, 24, said. "And it's not just me. Many of the veterans I...