We have all watched over the last two years as the Amway
Center joined our growing, Downtown skyline. In less than two months, we
will officially open Orlando’s new, state-of-the-art events center. As a
valued community partner, I want you to be a part of this exciting day.
Please join me, our City Commissioners, the Orlando Magic and
our entire community on Friday, October 1 as we open the new Amway
Center. At 10:01 a.m. on 10/01/2010, we will host the official ribbon
cutting ceremony and formally dedicate the building to our community.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, you will be the first to enter
the building on “opening day” and invited onto the floor of the Amway
Center for my annual State of Downtown address. This year, the State of
Downtown is a free event, open to all residents. We want everyone to be
a part of this celebration as we open Amway Center's doors to the public
for the first time.
In addition to opening day activities on
October 1st, the City and Orlando Magic will present an “Inaugural Event
Series” – a collection of events throughout the month of October to give
residents from across Central Florida an all-access opportunity to
experience Central Florida's newest venue… stay tuned for more details
to be announced in coming weeks.
As we prepare for the
building’s inaugural year of shows and events, you may have heard about
the latest concert to join the “opening line-up.” On October 7, the
Eagles will perform at the Amway Center as part of their “Fall Tour.”
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning
five #1 U.S. singles and six Grammy® Awards. In Orlando, the Eagles hold
the record at Amway Arena for being the highest grossing show (or sold
the highest dollar amount of ticket sales) in the building’s history.
To keep you updated on the latest news and information about the
Amway Center, please visit amwaycenter.com. I encourage you to visit
this website; it’s your one-stop destination for everything you need to
know about the new facility.
Again, I hope you will join us on
Friday, October 1 for our annual State of Downtown and also throughout
the month of October as we celebrate the opening of the Amway Center.
15% Off Jewelry Sales at Stewart Jewelry
At Stewart Jewelry (2212 Edgewater Drive),
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive 15% off jewelry
sales through September 30, 2010 (not excluding sale items). Also,
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive free
jewelry cleaning and free estimates on jewelry and watch repairs.
Stewart Jewelry is open Monday through Friday from
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stewart Jewelry is family-owned and has been
serving College Park since 1946.
For more information, call 407.425.1496.
Free Insulated Grocery Tote
with Quote from Eola Insurance
Eola Insurance (210 North Mills Avenue) is known for
personal service and great rates. Now through August 31, 2010, Eola Insurance will be
giving a free insulated grocery tote to Buy Local Orlando
consumers who receive a quote for home or auto insurance. Eola
Insurance will shop highly-rated insurance companies to save you money
without sacrificing your quality of coverage.
Stop by Eola Insurance
at the corner of Robinson Street and Mills Avenue.
For more information, call 407.841.8111 or visit
and Skincare Discounts at Tarapy 4-Skin
Tarapy 4-Skin (901 East Washington Street, Suite 3)
invites Buy Local Orlando consumers
to take advantage of
a phenomenal customized facial treatment and your
choice of either an eyebrow design and lip wax or underarm hair removal
A $110 value, this offer is valid through August 30, 2010.
For more information, call 407.951.1343 or visit
20% Off Car Wash Services at Magic Auto Spa
Does your car need cleaning? Magic Auto Spa (618 West Church Street) is
ready to treat your vehicle to the car wash or detail it deserves. Now
through the August 31, 2010,
Local Orlando consumers receive 20% off any car wash
service. Delivery service is available.
Call 407.802.9099 or visit
orlandomagicautospa.com for more information.
$5 off Each Gallon of Ralph Lauren Paint at
Watkins Paint (906 North Orange Avenue) now has
Ralph Lauren paint and Buy
Local Orlando consumers receive $5 off each gallon. Watkins Paint also
carries Benjamin Moore, Devoe and Coronado paints.
Watkins Paint is open Monday through Friday, 7:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, call 407.425.2537.
In addition to the Orlando location, Watkins Paint
has a Winter Park location (720 Orange Avenue) which is open Monday
through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. until
2 p.m. Call 407.644.1749
for more information about their Winter Park location.
Discount on Meetings at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Airport
Are you hosting a birthday
party, corporate event, wedding or family reunion? Whatever you are
celebrating, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Airport (5828
Hazeltine National Drive) has a venue for you. From joyous celebrations
to fairytale weddings, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando Airport
brings your visions to extraordinary reality.
The hotel offers three meeting rooms with more than
3,000 square feet of space. The largest space is the Hazeltine Room with
maximum event space of 2,160 square feet and serving a maximum of 120
seated guests. When every
detail of your event must be perfect, count on SpringHill Suites by
Marriott Orlando Airport’s advanced facilities and expert meeting
professionals to deliver a productive and successful event.
Now through December 31, 2010, Buy
Local Orlando consumers receive a 30% discount on meeting
space, food and beverage, audio/visual rentals or sleeping rooms.
For more information, please contact Natasha
Alexander at 407.802.1126 or
Free Appetizer with Two Entrees at CRAVE
Buy Local Orlando
consumers are invited to dine at CRAVE (4158 Conroy Road) and receive a
free appetizer with the purchase of two dinner entrees (maximum $15
In addition, visit CRAVE for $3 to $5 happy hour
specials each day from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 to 11
p.m. Monday evening is
burger night at CRAVE, where you can choose from nine specialty burgers.
On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy CRAVE’s fabulous
family-style brunch. Sunday evenings, CRAVE offers custom sushi platters
and all-you-can-eat crab legs and prime rib dinners.
With the purchase of an adult entrée, kids eat free every Sunday
For more information, call 407.345.8788 or visit
Off Published Menu and Special Occasion Prices at Orlando Airport
Planning your dream wedding? Celebrating a recent
graduate or a special birthday? If you’re looking for a venue to host
your special event, look no further than the Orlando Airport Marriott
Hotel (7499 Augusta National Drive). You will delight in the Orlando
Airport Marriott Hotel’s fresh approach to personal service and the
Marriott commitment to innovation makes every event truly unique.
Local Orlando consumers who book their special event now
through October 30, 2010 will receive 10% off published menu and special
occasion package prices.
For more information, call 407.816.4058 or
Off Purchases at Planet Smoothie
If you’re a Buy Local Orlando
consumer and a Downtown Orlando employee, you’re invited to enjoy $2 off
your purchase at Planet Smoothie (898 East Washington Street) now
through September 30, 2010. Just
show your Buy Local Orlando consumer card and
employee identification to receive the discount.
For more information, call 407.999.8993.
Commercial Cleaning Service from Kleen Sheen
Are you happy with your commercial cleaning service?
If your cleaning service is not performing to your satisfaction, call
Kleen Sheen. Kleen Sheen will match what Buy Local Orlando
members currently pay for cleaning service and offer an additional 10% percent discount.
Call Steve Rosinski at 407.325.3361 for more information.
Scenic Supply and Pratt & Lambert Host Summer of Fun Paint Sale
Now through September 20, 2010 at Star Scenic Supply (2400 North
Orange Blossom Trail), Buy Local Orlando
consumers can take advantage of summer savings on all Pratt & Lambert
Red Seal paint items including, flat and eggshell paints for $25, satin
paints for $26 and semi-gloss paints for $27 per gallon. These paints are rated
the number one interior paint for customer satisfaction by JD Powers and
Serving Florida since 1990, Star Scenic’s knowledgeable staff
can answer any paint questions you have. While you are at Star
Scenic, pick up a Summer of Fun sweepstakes form.
If you do not
have time to visit the store, shop online at
Buy Local Orlando consumers who purchase online
receive free delivery.
Star Scenic is open Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call
Savings on StarMarque
Products at ColorBox Printing
ColorBox Printing (7901
Kingspointe Parkway, Unit 22) is hosting the August StarMarque sale and
offering StarMarque businesses cards and showcards at a 50% discount to
Buy Local Orlando consumers through August 31,
2010. In addition,
Buy Local Orlando consumers can purchase StarMarque
interlocking presentation folders, folded and glued presentation
folders, fat folders and media folders at 30% off.
StarMarque products are coated with a soft-touch
finish on both sides and contrasting spot-gloss highlights are added on
one side for a dramatic and unforgettable effect.
For more information, call 407.704.6974 or visit
Summer & Fall Specials at College Park
All summer and fall, Buy Local Orlando
consumers are invited to take advantage of special dry cleaning offers
at College Park Cleaners (2305 Edgewater Drive) including:
25% off draperies,
leathers and wedding dresses
Dry clean four
pairs of pants, pullovers, blouses, dresses or suits and get the fifth
$25 any size
College Park Cleaners offers free pick-up and
delivery service to your home or office. For more information, call
Back to School Shoe Specials at The
It's time for school and your kids need shoes,
right? Bring your
Buy Local Orlando card to The Athlete's Foot at SODO
(45 West Crystal Lake Street, Suite 183) and receive 15% off any regular
priced purchase. Save on brands like Nike, New Balance, Brooks, Skechers
Shape Ups, Fila and more.
While you're at The Athlete’s Foot, you can try out
their 'Fitprint' system which takes a computerized image of your feet in
motion and assists you in finding the right footwear and insole
combination to keep your feet happy.
Also, for a limited time, Buy Local Orlando
consumers will receive a free gift with any purchase totaling $50 or
For more information, call at 407.425.3668.
One Free Week of Ballet Classes at Russian Academy of Ballet
Russian Academy of Ballet (421 North Bumby Avenue
and 1525 South Alafaya Trail) invites Buy Local Orlando consumers to
enjoy one week of free ballet classes for all new students.
For more information, call 407.896.0309 or visit
Sick of Fighting with Technology? Viable
Solutions, Inc. Can Help
Technology is supposed to make your life easier
and better, isn’t it?
Have your phone, email, calendar, documents,
faxes and more all work for you, without compromising your privacy.
Viable Solutions, Inc. (7802 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 206) offers
easy-to-use solutions that meet
your computing needs. Great for any size business as well as personal
Call 407.249.9600, email
email@example.com or visit
find out how Viable Solutions, Inc. can make your life easier.
to Buy Local Orlando Special at Plaza Cinema Cafe
Beginning, September 1, 2010, Wednesday evening is
Buy Local Orlando night at the Plaza Cinema
Café (155 South Orange Avenue, Second Floor).
Beginning at 4 p.m. each Wednesday, Buy Local Orlando consumers
receive half off the adult evening ticket price.
Your Buy Local Orlando card must be presented at the time of
purchase, and one discount ticket is honored for each Buy Local Orlando
Each and every Wednesday night, grab your
Buy Local Orlando card and catch a movie at your
Downtown Orlando theater. For more information, call 321.558.2878 or
Hurricane Protection from
Storm Stoppers® The Plywood Alternative®
So far this hurricane season, the weather
forecasters have been scaring away potential tropical systems.
However, if a low pressure system decides to develop into a
hurricane, remember Storm Stoppers® The Plywood Alternative® for your
hurricane window protection.
Call 407.423.5959 for a free quote or visit
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive a discount
and free delivery.
Best Dry Cleaner 2010: Acme Cleaners
Acme Cleaners (204 East Ridgewood Drive and 600
North Westmoreland Drive) was recently voted best dry cleaner in the
Best of Orlando 2010: Goods and Services by the
To celebrate, Acme Cleaners is offering
Orlando consumers 25% off the dry cleaning of polo-style shirts through
August 31, 2010. For more
information, call 407.872.1040 (204 East Ridgewood Drive), 407.841.2301
(600 North Westmoreland Drive) or visit
Donate School Supplies to Fusion Hair
Design, Receive Extra Savings on Purchases
Fusion Hair Design (3126 Corrine Drive) continues
to offer 20% off any service for all new
Buy Local Orlando
clients. In addition,
Buy Local Orlando consumers receive a 20%
discount on all liter-size products now through August 31, 2010.
Fusion Hair Design is also collecting back to
school supplies for A Gift for Teaching.
If you drop off school supply donations to Fusion Hair Design,
you will receive 25% off of any retail purchase.
The most needed school supplies include
notebook paper, #2 pencils, erasers, backpacks, construction
paper, crayons, scissors, sharpeners, rulers, hand sanitizer and paper
For more information, call 407.228.0774 or visit
and More at Lightstyle of Orlando
Lightstyle of Orlando (1155 North Orange Avenue) located on Lake
Ivanhoe, is the place to shop for all of your lighting needs, décor
items, accent furniture, framed art, mirrors, ceiling fans and much
more. A trained and superior staff of sales consultants provides
you with helpful and knowledgeable service. Lightstyle of Orlando
provides design and decorating expertise to help create a look that
reflects your lifestyle and individualism.
Now through September 30, 2010,
Local Orlando consumers are invited to bring in this
article to receive an extra 25% off any one item. Clearance, sale
items and gift cards excluded.
Lightstyle is open seven days a week for your shopping convenience.
For more information including hours of operation and directions, visit
Free Admission for Active-Duty Military and
Families at Orlando Museum of Art
As part of the Blue Star Museum Program, the Orlando
Museum of Art (2416 North Mills Avenue) is offering free admission and a
10% discount in the Museum Shop for active-duty military and their
families now through Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2010.
Now through Sunday, October 31, the
Orlando Museum of Art is hosting “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey” which features the work of the master artist and author whose
signature pen-and-ink illustrations and witty writings have led him to
be considered one of America's most imaginative and eccentric creative
artists. The exhibition will feature approximately 170 objects drawn
from The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust. Featured are original
pen-and-ink illustrations, preparatory sketches, unpublished drawings
and ephemera. The exhibition has been organized by the Brandywine River
Museum, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
For more information, please
call 407.896.4231 or visit
the Frizz with a Hair Treatment from Ego Lab
Now, through September 30, 2010,
Local Orlando consumers receive the very popular
Brazilian Keratin straightening treatment for just $150 at Ego Lab Salon
& Lifestyle Boutique (130 South Orange Avenue). With results that
last for months, the treatment transforms dry and frizzy hair into hair
that is shiny, sleek, manageable, youthful and resilient. Humidity, rain and
perspiration will no longer ruin your hairstyle.
Trust your hair to the staff at Ego Lab,
which has performed more than 200 of these treatments at their location in the
For more information,
call 407.317.6962 or visit
Men's Fashion-Forward Clothing at Urban Body
You don’t need to go to the
mall to find a great selection of men’s fashion-forward clothing.
Conveniently located in Thornton Park,
Urban Body Clothing (12 North Summerlin Avenue) offers limited
quantities, exceptional quality and personal service that is unmatched.
Stop by and enjoy a glass of wine or beer
as you see the latest in men’s clothing, footwear and accessories.
In addition to steadfast lines like
7Diamonds, Roar and English Laundry, Urban Body is featuring an Orlando
designer, Benjamin Jay and his line called “Something Rebellious.”
Buy Local Orlando
consumers who buy one shirt, receive a second shirt of equal or lesser
value at half off through August 31, 2010.
Parking is convenient in the Thornton Park
Central parking garage and is free with validation.
For more information, call 407.481.7979 or visit
Order Popcorn Online and Save at Kernel
What’s poppin’? It’s your favorite gourmet popcorn
flavors at Kernel Encore Popcorn Shop (601
North Primrose Drive). In
addition to our shipping service, now Buy Local Orlando
consumers can order online for store pickup or delivery. Visit
KernelEncorePopcorn.com and select your popcorn flavors. Be sure to
enter the coupon code BUYLOCALORLANDO on the checkout page to save 10%
on your purchase.
Also, Buy Local
Orlando consumers always receive a 10% discount on
in-store popcorn purchases as well. Kernel Encore Gourmet Popcorn Shop
is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 407.897.7022.
Frigidaire Tax-Free Sale at Southeast
Buy Local Orlando
consumers are invited to visit Southeast Steel (63 West Amelia Street) for huge
savings on Frigidaire appliances and an opportunity to save even more
Thursday, August 19 through Saturday, August 21 by paying no sales tax.
Visit southeaststeel.net for
more special offers and the featured Frigidaire appliances at Southeast
Steel’s low warehouses prices.
For more information, call 407.423.7654.
Beer or Wine with Lunch at Graffiti Junktion
Voted “Best Burger in
Orlando,” Graffiti Junktion (900 East Washington Street) is located in
the heart of Thornton Park. With its colorful ambience, cold beers and
great American burgers, Graffiti Junktion is a local neighborhood gem
with incredible daily specials.
Buy Local Orlando
consumers receive a free pint of draft beer or glass of house wine with
a paid lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Need a date? Come and be a
part of the “Dating Game” hosted by Tattooed Bill at 8:30 p.m. every
Saturday night. Too shy to play? Come be a spectator and enjoy $10
buckets of beer while you’re at Grafitti Junktion.
Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., enjoy happy hour specials including $3
drinks, $2 draft beers and $3 glasses of wine. Starting Fridays at
5 p.m., Graffiti Junktion offers a complimentary food buffet,
featuring menu favorites, themed appetizers and hand-carved meat
selections for you to sample.
For more specials, information and a link to
Graffiti Junktion’s Facebook page, visit
Buy Local Orlando Rates at the New Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel
Buy Local Orlando
consumers are invited to stay at the new Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel
(400 West Livingston Street) on weekdays at a special rate of $79 (valid
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday) or weekends at a special
$59 (valid Friday,
Saturday and Sunday). Offer
expires September 30, 2010.
Located adjacent to the Amway Arena, the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel
was formerly known as the Downtown Marriott.
For more information, call 407.244.7487 or visit
Free Live Music at B3Cafe
Come down and chill out at Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux
Neighborhood Café, also known as B3Cafe (3022 Corrine Drive).
Enjoy free live music on Saturday, August 14, 21 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
featuring the following local musicians Christopher Belt,
The Forefathers and John King. Grab your family
and friends and pull up a chair. You won't want to miss these
great nights of music and food.
B3Cafe is now featuring a nighttime-only menu
available after 5:30 p.m. Don’t forget, your Buy Local
Orlando card entitles you to a discount of 10% off
(excluding catering, beer, wine and retail merchandise). For more
information, call 407.427.1440 or visit
Small Corporate Office Holiday Party at the
Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport
Are you a small
corporate office, interested in hosting a holiday party for your
employees, but dreading the planning phase? You and your office
can join the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport (5445 Forbes Place) on
Saturday, December 17, 2010 for their first ever small corporate office
holiday party. All you need to do is make a reservation for you
and your employees and the Renaissance Orlando Hotel Airport will take
care of the rest of the planning including a dinner buffet, DJ for
dancing and karaoke, holiday gifts and fun.
For reservations or
more information, call Charlene Girard at 407.513.7208 or e-mail
Disney On Ice
Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story
The toys are back in town in
Disney On Ice
presents Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story
3. The most
action-packed Toy Story
adventure is playing the Amway Arena from Friday, September 10 through
Sunday, September 12.
To redeem your $5 savings, Buy Local Orlando
consumers can call 800.745.3000
or log on to
use keyword LOCAL.
Crealdé Open House and Cup-A-Thon XXVI
Crealdé School of Art has planned some special
events for Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 including
Cup-A-Thon XXVI and Crealdé’s open house. During these special events,
Buy Local Orlando consumers will have an
opportunity to tour Crealdé’s art studios and galleries, meet the
instructors, participate in hands-on workshops, register for a fall
class and do a little shopping.
Cup-A-Thon XXVI is a fundraiser that pushes the
envelope of functional ceramics. Stock up on unique, handmade cups and
bowls in the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery, Friday, August 13 and
Saturday, August 14 from 7 to 10 p.m. and during the open
house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. There will be hundreds of
handmade pieces to choose from, and it’s never too early to start your
The open house will also introduce you to Fall Session art classes
including sculpting, jewelry design, drawing, painting, photography and
ceramics. Buy Local Orlando consumers are
welcome to explore the school, talk to students and instructors and
enjoy free art demonstrations.
For more information, call 407.671.1886 or visit
Events at Park Ave CDs
Stop by Park Ave CDs (2916 Corrine Drive) for all
your back to school needs including a great selection of t-shirts, tote
and messenger bags, posters to decorate your dorm room and other
Buy Local Orlando consumers, mark your calendars so
you won’t forget about the free events coming up at Park Ave CDs
DUNNY Boom! series release and trading party on
Thursday, August 19 at 8 p.m.
An acoustic in-store performance with Zach
Gill, Jack Johnson's keyboardist and Animal Liberation Orchestra on
Tuesday, August 24 at 1 p.m.
An acoustic in-store performance with JJ Grey
from Mofro on Tuesday, August 31 at 7 p.m.
For questions or more information, please call
407.447.7275 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy Local Orlando
Orlando City Hall
400 S. Orange Avenue
P.O. Box 4990
Orlando, Florida 32802-4990