I hope you enjoy the new
and improved version of the
Buy Local Orlando monthly
newsletter, designed to keep you up to date on all the news, events and
specials offered through
Buy Local Orlando.
Nearly one year ago, on
May 1, 2009, we launched the
Buy Local Orlando
initiative to connect the businesses in Orlando with the buying power of
our residents. Since then
Buy Local Orlando has
grown to nearly 500 participating businesses and more than 100,000 FREE
consumer cards have been distributed for residents to use to save money
and support businesses that are part of the initiative.
I hope you are enjoying
the many benefits and savings of being a consumer member of Buy Local
Orlando. Thank you for making a conscious decision to support
local businesses when you‘re shopping for goods or services. I encourage you to show your
Buy Local Orlando card to
each and every business you visit in the City of Orlando, whether you are taking
advantage of a special offer or not.
By doing so, you are communicating that you are a consumer member
Buy Local Orlando
initiative and you have personally joined efforts with the City of
Orlando, other businesses, community groups and citizens working
together to shape a stronger local economy.
Thank you for continuing
Buy Local Orlando.
It’s Time for Spring Cleaning
has an exclusive offer during the month of April – Buy Local
Orlando consumers receive a 15% discount on all carpet
cleaning. Kleen Sheen offers competitive rates, strives for 100%
customer satisfaction on every job and provides free quotes for
commercial jobs. For more information call Steve Rosinski at
Five Years of Savings at Crown Trophy
In honor of its 5th anniversary, Crown Trophy (7901 Kingspointe
Parkway) is offering Buy Local Orlando
consumers 10% off their entire line of plaques and acrylic awards during
the month of April (in-stock items only). For more information
call 407.363.7477 or visit
Come visit the expanded Once Upon A Child (4900 East Colonial
Drive) for new and gently-used children's clothing, furniture, equipment and
toys. All Buy Local Orlando consumers receive
10% off all gently-used merchandise. For more information call
407.292.3500 or visit
First-time Subscribers Save Big
The Orlando Sentinel has joined Buy Local
Orlando and wants consumers to subscribe and
SAVE! Bringing you the latest news and information, Orlando
Sentinel also gives you access to coupons and savings each week.
Subscribe today for as little as $2 plus tax per week and reap the
benefits of enjoying Orlando Sentinel Reader Rewards and
Buy Local Orlando. To receive this special
subscription offer or for more information visit
OrlandoSentinel.com/subscribe or call 800.359.5353 and mention offer
code BLOR today. Offer valid for new subscribers only.
Buy Tickets to XANADU and Save
Through this limited time offer from FAIRWINDS BROADWAY ACROSS
AMERICA – ORLANDO, Buy Local Orlando consumers
can purchase two tickets to XANADU for only $80* for the
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evening performances.
Click here to purchase tickets and enter password: SKATE in the
"Special Offers and Promotions" box. (Password must be in all CAPS)
XANADU will be at to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, Tuesday,
April 27 to Sunday, May 2. Taking audiences back to 1980 California,
this hilarious new musical follows the beautiful Kira, who travels to
earth to inspire a struggling young artist named Sonny, as she helps
this aspiring painter to find his voice, discover true love and build
the world’s first roller disco (not necessarily in that order).
*Valid on tickets in “Price Level 2” for the Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Sunday evening performances only. Not valid in conjunction
with any other offer. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.
Into Your Dream Home
During the months of April and May, Park Square Homes will pay
Buy Local Orlando consumers up to $1,000
towards your move into your new Park Square Home. Buy now and save even
more by meeting the $8,000 tax credit deadline in June. For more
information about Park Square Homes call 407.529.3031
Than $10 Wines at Nora’s
During the month of April, Nora’s Lake Ivanhoe Wine and Cigars (1407
North Orange Avenue) is offering Buy Local Orlando
consumers a select group of wines at $10 or less.
Nora’s is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Wednesdays
and Thursdays from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fridays from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and
Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more information call 407.447.5885.
10% Off Acting Classes at Showcase Acting Studio
Showcase Acting Studio (1595 Meeting Place) offers acting classes to
actors at all ages and all levels of skill. Showcase offers instruction
on the latest acting techniques including monologues, commercials, scene
study and improvisation. Buy Local Orlando
consumers receive 10% off registration.
Click here for more
information or call 407.992.8802.
Free Spinal Exam at Avarta Wellness
At Avarta Wellness (3837 West Colonial Drive), Buy Local
Orlando consumers receive a free spinal examination
compliments of Dr. John Staub. This offer is valid for new
patients only and expires May 27, 2010. Click here to read more
about the offer or call 407.228.9599.
Get Active and Buy Local Orlando
Get Active Orlando and Buy Local Orlando
are teaming up to encourage all Orlando area residents to get outside
and get some exercise. One easy way is to walk or bike to your
Buy Local Orlando restaurant, store or business.
Get Active Orlando is a visionary partnership serving the community
by inspiring the public to make active and healthy lifestyle
changes. Get Active Orlando offers resources, influences policies,
shapes our environment and creates programs to benefit individuals and
the community. For more
information on Get Active Orlando, visit
In The Know On All Things Art-related
New Buy Local Orlando member,
Central Florida's official arts and culture guide listing everything
arts-related. Support local art, attend an arts exhibit and find out all
the information from the comfort of your own home. With more than
360 cultural organizations listed, find anything from music, dance,
theatre, museums, classes, workshops and much more at
Purchase tickets online and sign up to receive the weekly email. Red
Chair Rewards offers discounts, promotions and free events. Don’t forget
to check out the Orlando Arts Getaways packages on
providing cultural events paired with dining at some of Orlando’s best
restaurants. It makes date night planning easy!
and be sure to sign up for the Red Chair Rewards!
Pamper Yourself at Advanced Skincare
Advanced Skincare Center and Spa (2014 South Orange Avenue) offers
pharmaceutical grade skin treatments, massage therapy, body treatments,
spray tanning, manicures, pedicures, waxing, laser hair removal, botox,
fillers, skin resurfacing and more. From massage therapy and
acupuncture, let Advanced Skincare Center and Spa help with all of your
healthcare needs. First-time Buy Local Orlando
clients receive $10 off a service of $50 or more. For more information or to make an appointment,
please call 407.425.5900 or visit
Florida’s Cash for Appliances Rebate at Southeast Steel
Southeast Steel (63 West Amelia Street) is staffed with professionals
ready to assist Buy Local Orlando consumers to
obtain Florida’s Cash for Appliances Rebate which became available
today, Friday, April 16 and lasts until Sunday, April 25.
Click here for more information.
of Images at Pictures and Mirrors International
Pictures and Mirrors International (3450 Vineland Road) is the place
for the latest trends in framed art, custom framing and mirrors,
offering an array of styles from contemporary, Tuscan, children’s art
and oil paintings. All of Pictures and Mirrors International's thousands of
images, frames, art and mirrors on display in their showroom are ready
for pick-up or delivery today. Buy Local Orlando
consumers receive 10% off purchases. For more information call
407.423.7011 or visit
Go Grocery Shopping Around the World
Walking through Bhuleshwar in Bombay India, just to
pick up curry spices.
Traveling to London, for a fresh supply of tea
Picking up a can of Chakalaka, in South Africa.
Stopping by Lebanon, for authentic hummus.
Selecting fresh feta
cheese, as you stroll through Greece.
Imagine a grocery store
that offers products from more than 25 countries located right here in
Orlando, Florida. International Food Club (4300 LB McLeod Road) offers
you the chance to go grocery shopping "around the world.” Visit
International Food Club’s café and bakery for something healthy and
different for lunch.
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive 10% off entire
purchases made on Mondays.
information, call 321.281.4300 or visit
ifoodclub.com. You can also
International Food Club on Facebook at
Customized Pampering at Tarapy 4-Skin
Tarapy-4 Skin (901 East Washington Street, Suite 3) is a private
studio where organic and natural skin care is coupled with a healing
touch. Tarapy 4-Skin owner, Tara Patrice Wells, is passionate about her
craft and possesses a deep appreciation and commitment to the products
she carries and uses in her services. Her products utilize whole
fruits, herbs, antioxidants and vitamins and her knowledge and direct
experience will help to assist in accessing beautiful, healthy, radiant
skin. Tara customizes each facial to address your current concerns
and beauty goals. Tara also performs full body waxing and eyebrow
Whether you are a first time customer or a
lifetime loyal client of Tarapy 4-Skin, Tara is committed to your
health, your experience, your skin care and waxing needs each and every
time you have a service with her. For more information call
Spring Clean Your Finances with Consumer Creditworks
Are you tired of paying outrageous interest rates and spending most
of your income paying monthly bills? Are you paying bills late and
receiving calls from collectors demanding payment? If so, Consumer Creditworks, Inc. (1512 West
Colonial Drive) invites you to contact them to consolidate your debt
through their debt consolidation program.
Consumer Creditworks, Inc. is a non-profit organization that will
show you how to take inventory of your debt, set financial goals and
guide you towards a plan of action to consolidate your debt. Upon enrollment, Buy
Local Orlando consumers receive free financial budgeting
and a 24-hour online personalized credit coach.
Click here for more information
or call 407.648.0044.
Palmer’s Garden: A One Stop Shop for all your Landscaping Needs
may have walked the winding pathways of beauty at Palmer’s Garden and
Goods (2611 Corrine Drive), but did you know that Palmer’s also offers a
wide variety of personalized services for your home landscaping needs? For
instance, many people are surprised to learn that Palmer’s offers
potting service for patio containers. You can either bring
your pot in to the store to have it refilled with dazzling spring color
or make an appointment to have a specialist come to your home to
replenish your pots on-site. Palmer’s also offers landscape
installation, lawn and shrub maintenance, delivery and consultations
with a certified horticultural professional. The next time you
find yourself in need of landscape services, let Palmer’s use their
knowledge, experience and expertise to help transform your yard into a
personal garden paradise. For more information call 407.896.5951
or visit palmersgarden.com.
Weather Alert: It’s Time to Plant a Vegetable Garden
This year, Central Florida has endured the coldest winter in many
years. The recent warming trend has been a welcomed change for us all,
but especially for gardeners. The month of April is one of the
best times of the year to plant vegetable plants and seeds, fruit trees
and herbs. Palmer Feed Store (912 West Church Street) is the best
place in Orlando to purchase everything you need to start or maintain
your edible landscape. Palmer Feed sells bulk vegetable seeds for
as little as $1 per ounce, in addition to large fruit bearing vegetable plants.
They also carry a full line of garden-related products including
fertilizers, insecticides, soil amendments and potting soils, including
a plethora of completely organic options. During the month of April,
show your Buy Local Orlando card to receive $2
off a 40 quart bag of Granny’s Potting Soil (regularly $6.99). Visit Palmer Feed Store and plant your vegetable
garden today. For
more information on Palmer Feed Store call 407.841.8924 or visit
Compliance Help for the Light Frame Rule With Signs from Custom Designs
Did you know? On December 13, 2009, the Florida State Fire Marshal's
Office adopted the Light Frame Truss Rule, which requires all
commercial, industrial or multi-unit residential structures of three or
more units that has wood or steel trusses for the floor, roof or both
shall be identified and marked with signs advising persons conducting
fire control and other emergency operations of the existence of
light-frame truss-type construction in the structure.
To ensure you are compliant with this new ordinance, order your signs
today at Custom Designs (840 North Mills Avenue). Buy
Local Orlando consumers save 10% off orders. Call 407.898.0373
customdesignsonline.net for more information.
Plan Your Dream Event at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport
Events don’t just happen, they’re planned. Planning dream weddings
and parties are a specialty at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel
Airport (5445 Forbes Place). With a little help from the Renaissance
Certified Special Events Managers, you can host a perfectly lavish
banquet or a quiet intimate event. Buy Local Orlando
consumers who book a wedding or party
package now through June 30, 2010 will receive an upgraded reception
package or complimentary wine service with dinner.
call 407.513.7208 or visit
to get started planning your event.
Spring Clean your Car at Images Auto Spa
Treat yourself to a car wash from Images Auto Spa (4007 East Colonial
Drive). Images specializes in maintaining that new car feeling.
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive $3 off a
Club Wash. Click here or call
407.896.6366 for more information.
Enjoy Turkish Cuisine at Steak and Salad
Salad (1326 North Mills Avenue) offers fresh salads, juicy steaks and an
incredible, authentic Turkish Cuisine.
Their steaks are cut fresh daily and marinated in special sauce.
You can sit indoors or enjoy the umbrella-covered patio outside.
Steak and Salad also delivers to many areas. Steak and Salad
offers a $5.99 lunch special and other items affordably priced.
The family-friendly restaurant offers a beer and wine bar, flat
screen TV and child seating for your convenience. Steak and Salad is
also available for your personal or business catering needs.
Joseph’s recent Steak and Salad restaurant review
here. Buy Local Orlando
consumers receive 10% off. Call
for more information.
Demolition Celebration of Fire Station 1
On behalf of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the City
Council, the Orlando Fire Department and the Dr. Phillips Center for the
Performing Arts, Buy Local Orlando consumers
and businesses are invited to the Demolition Celebration of former
Fire Station 1(455 South Orange Avenue) on Thursday, April 29 at 10:30
am. Join us as we celebrate a new era in Downtown Orlando, marking a
significant milestone toward the groundbreaking of the new performing
arts center. Click here for the invitation.
Happy Hour Sushi
Deals at Ichiban
Ichiban Japanese Restaurant (19 South Orange Avenue) for “Happy Hour
Sushi,” Monday through Friday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and enjoy $2 sushi, $3
rolls and $3 drinks. For more information please call 407.423.2688 or
Two Special Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre (401 West Livingston
Street ) is proud to present the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s,
Color Cathedral, Saturday, April 17 at 8:00 pm and Baroque - a
Pearl of Irregular Shape on Monday, April 26 at 7:00 pm. For
tickets or more information call 407.770.0071 or visit
Cabaret Festival Performances During Your Lunch Hour
New Buy Local Orlando
member, Mad Cow Theatre (105 South Magnolia Avenue) will be
featuring the Orlando Cabaret Festival from Friday, April 30 to Sunday,
May 16, presenting a special series of weekday lunchtime performances
designed specifically for Downtown Orlando workers. Performances last 45
minutes and attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch or plan to order
a boxed lunch from the theatre.
All boxed lunches are prepared fresh by Virgin Olive
Market and Noshery. Regular boxed lunches include a full sandwich or
wrap and come with one non-alcoholic beverage, a side pasta salad and a
treat for dessert. Light lunches come with your choice of a
half-sandwich or wrap, one non-alcoholic beverage, a side pasta salad
and a small treat for dessert. Prices are as follows:
and ticket: $22
Light lunch and ticket: $20
Show only: $12
For more information please visit
April 17 is Record Store Day
Join Park Ave CDs (2916 Corrine Drive) on Saturday,
April 17 to celebrate the third annual “Record Store Day” which
commemorates the unique culture surrounding more than 700
independently-owned record stores in the USA and hundreds of similar
stores internationally. Special vinyl and CD releases and various
promotional products have been made exclusively for Record Store Day.
In addition, Park Ave CDs is proud to announce two new additions to the
Live at Park
Ave series making their debut. For more information call
407.447.7275 or visit parkavecds.com.
19th Annual Florida Film Festival this Weekend
of the best, cutting-edge current cinema; indulgent experiences in
food and wine; a blissful mix of industry parties and special events; a
star-packed attendee list — The Florida Film Festival devotes its 19th
edition to a celebration of the spirit, passion and warmth of “Home
Sweet Home,” weaving this notion throughout its exceptional film
programming, delicious parties and delectable special events. Many of
the Florida Film Festival events take place at the Enzian and Plaza Cinema Cafe. For more
information on the Florida Film Festival visit
Special Exhibit at the Mennello Museum of Art
“Auspicious Vision: Edward Wales Root and American
Modernism,” is on display now through May 23, 2010 at the Mennello
Museum of American Art (900 East Princeton Street). The exhibition
is an artistic tribute to Edward Wales Root (1884-1956), a pioneering
collector of modern American art. He was also one of the
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute’s greatest benefactors. To
read more about this exhibit
Buy Local Orlando consumers
receive $1 off admission for adults and seniors. For more information on
the Mennello Museum of Art visit
Dogfest Orlando is April 18
Buy Local Orlando
member Dog & Friends (431 East Central Boulevard) invites you to
Dogfest Orlando on Sunday,
April 18, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Grab your dog and head to Casey’s
(50 East Central Boulevard) for live entertainment and music, doggie
vendors and pet contests. Central Boulevard between Orange Avenue
and Magnolia Avenue will be closed for the event. The cost is $10, all
donations benefitting the Cian Griffin Cystic Fibrosis Fund. For
more information, email
email@example.com or visit
Game Night at B3 Cafe on April
Swing by Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux (B3) for
Game Night on Tuesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm. B3 will have a supply
of games on hand and you’re welcome to bring your own. Game Night will
now be offered on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.
Get out of the house for a fun (and free) night in the neighborhood. B3
is located at 3022 Corrine Drive. Call 407.427.1440 or visit
B3Cafe.com for more information.
School of Art 35th Anniversary Celebration
Join Buy Local Orlando
member Crealdé School of Art for their 35th
anniversary celebration on April 24, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at 600 Saint
Andrews Boulevard, Winter Park. The celebration is themed "a year
to celebrate and give thanks" and will include a rededication of the Crealdé campus. Guests will enjoy entertainment including live steel
drum music, children's activities, refreshments and a slide show
highlighting Crealdé's history. For more information about
the event email
or visit crealde.org.
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Orlando City Hall
400 S. Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, Florida 32802-4990