Florida Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday Returns August 2018

the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Just in time to shop for school supplies, the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday returns from August 3-5, 2018.

During this holiday period, Florida law directs that no sales tax or local option tax (also known as discretionary sales surtax) will be collected on purchases of:

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New Tenants at One Daytona Celebrate the First Day of Summer  #CelebrateSummerOneDaytona

One Daytona sign in Daytona Beach, FL

Thursday, June 21, was the first day of summer for 2018, and several of the new tenants at One Daytona in Daytona Beach decided to use the occasion to introduce themselves.

The new retail, dining, and entertainment complex is located across from Daytona International Speedway, and recently welcomed the opening of several new-to-the-market businesses.

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Crossroads Shopping Center Near Disney to Close for I-4 Expansion Project

After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.

After 20 years of operation, it looks like the Crossroads of Lake Buena Vista shopping center will be closed to make way for new ramps planned for the I-4 Ultimate Expansion project.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently negotiating to buy the Crossroads, according to Growth Spotter, and they have the lone appraisal of $145 million for the property.

FDOT plans to eventually reconfigure an Interstate 4 interchange at State Road 535 with a design that would require demolition of the shopping center.

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The Florida Mall Hosts ‘More Than Pink’ Spring 2018 Promotion Apr 14-20

The Florida Mall in Orlando, FL

The Florida Mall has announced its Spring 2018 More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen and the fight against breast cancer.

From April 14 to May 20, visitors to The Florida Mall will be able to participate in a variety of programs to help support Susan G. Komen, such as:

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Winn-Dixie Announces Plans to Close Some Central Florida Stores Following Bankruptcy Filing

Southeastern Grocers, the company that owns Winn-Dixie and other store brands, said that it plans to file for bankruptcy and close several Central Florida store locations.

Southeastern Grocers, the company that owns Winn-Dixie and other store brands, said that it plans to file for bankruptcy and close several Central Florida store locations.

The statement released by the company states:

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The Florida Mall to Host Easter Caring Bunny Day for Kids with Sensory Sensitivity March 11, 2018

The Florida Mall to Host Easter Caring Bunny Day for Kids with Sensory Sensitivity

On Sunday, March 11, The Florida Mall’s Caring Bunny™ event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience.

From 9 – 11am, many steps will be taken to reduce sensory triggers, creating a more comforting environment for children’s cherished visit with the Bunny.

The subdued environment is likely to include (specific elements or aesthetics may vary):

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Gods & Monsters Celebrates 2nd Anniversary June 17, 2017

Gods and Monsters storefront - geek shopping in Orlando

Gods & Monsters has been through a few bumps this year, but they are hosting a 2nd anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

Now located at 5421 International Drive, the store will be celebrating from 11am to 10pm with sales and discounts (spin the D20 to see what you get), along with a sneak preview of their soon-to-be launched Vault 542, a post-apocalyptic craft beer bar.

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Will Raise a Glass to Support UCP of Central Florida Through April 13, 2017

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Will Raise a Glass to Support UCP of Central Florida

Florida-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has announced they will donate a portion of from select items to support UCP of Central Florida.

The non-profit helps individuals with and without disabilities achieve their fullest potential, which is a cause close to the company’s CEO.

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Complimentary Irish Samplings

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Complimentary Irish Samplings

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in many of its Central Florida locations with a complimentary sampling of select Irish beverages.

The events take place Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, and here is the schedule we were given of when and where the tastings will take place:

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up November 5 2016: DoveCote, Urbain 40, Orlando Brewing

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new brunch offerings, new openings, and two closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

DoveCote debuts a new Sunday brunch

DoveCote debuts a new Sunday brunch on November 6. The brasserie-style brunch menu features a variety of French-inspired dishes by Chef Clay, including his signature Croque Madame , Chicken & Sausage Casserole, Pearl Sugar Waffle and, of course, a classic French Fine Herb Omelet. Costs are a la carte.

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Out and About: Origins Grand Opening at Disney Springs

Origins Grand Opening at Disney Springs

On October 21, skincare brand Origins held a grand opening party for their new store at Disney Springs, and CitySurfing Orlando was invited to attend.

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have already seen a few of the photos I took of this beautiful and well laid-out store. All the product lines are arranged neatly along the walls, with testers and signs explaining what the benefits are for each.

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Win A $50 Gift Card to Shop #20YearsofDeals at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores @Lbvfs

Shop 20 Years of Deals at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores is celebrating two decades of great deals, and we have a $50 gift certificate giveaway for you to shop!

The outlet center is hosting the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores’ Deals for Two Decades 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, October 22, from 11am to 3pm with fun free activities for every age.

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Shipt Now Delivers Alcohol in Orlando and We Tried it Out

Shipt and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits offer home delivery in Orlando

Have you ever run out of beer during a football bash? Have you ever realized you’re missing an ingredient for your special drink you’re serving at a party? Have you ever thought “Wonder who I can get to go to the liquor store for me?”

Well, thanks to a partnership between Shipt and ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, you can send them to get what you need, and have it delivered to your front door.

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Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Host Back-To-School Promotions

Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center Arrive in Style

It’s almost time to start preparing for another year of school and Central Florida’s Seminole Towne Center and Waterford Lakes Town Center say they’ve got students covered with Back-To-School promotions.

The promotions will coincide with Florida’s Tax-free Weekend taking place August 5 – 7. Tax-free items will include clothing, footwear and bags that cost $60 or less and school supplies worth $15 or less.

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