Five years ago, online retailer ThinkGeek opened its first offline retail outlet at the Florida Mall in Orlando. Today, the store announced it was closing.
How school for the 20/21 session will take place is currently up in the air, but in March before COVID-19 hit, the Florida Senate passed legislation for the return of the Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday from August 7-9, 2020.
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis, and will run Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, 2020.
Also known as the Florida Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday, it allows qualifying items related to disaster preparedness to be exempt from sales tax.
As we told you last week, Walt Disney World has decided to dip its toes into the reopening waters by doing a limited opening of Disney Springs on Tuesday, May 20.
Based on government requirements, as well as guidance from health authorities such as the CDC and appropriate government agencies, Disney is implementing a number of new health and safety measures and operational changes for this reopening.
Here’s what you need to know…
Yesterday, Walt Disney World announced it would begin a phased reopening date of May 20, 2020, for Disney Springs.
Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants will begin to open during this initial phase.
It appears the Lucky’s Market grocery brand will be closing all but one of its Florida store locations by February 12, 2020. The West Melbourne store will remain open.
Floridians will save on hurricane supplies under sales tax holiday Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law earlier this month.
The Florida Hurricane Supplies Sales Tax Holiday runs May 31-June 6, 2019, and during this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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):
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.