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Legislators raid Sadowski Fund

Why do state legislators raid the Sadowski Fund?

The Sadowski Fund explainedThis is why people are asking lawmakers to "stop the sweeps" –Sponsored by Central Florida FoundationPosted by Pulptown on Tuesday, September 10, 2019“Why do our state legislators continue to raid the Sadowski state housing trust fund — a fund set-up and dedicated to affordable housing?” That’s the most recent question we’ve received […]

Uncategorized / September 17, 2019

Mural in College Park designed by Chris Hues

The City Curious: What are your questions about College Park?

(📸: akatiej/Pulptown) In our latest neighborhood spotlight, we’re exploring College Park. College Park got its name from the many streets that were named for … you guessed it, colleges. It’s pretty popular among seniors and young professionals — a decade ago, the joke was that once you aged out of downtown, you moved there. The […]

Arts & Culture / September 9, 2019

Can we lower taxes on non-homestead properties?

(📸: @giphy) We’ve been digging into reader questions for our series on Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis, and the region’s quest to provide equal and attainable housing for all. So far, we’ve learned a lot about accessory dwelling units from Ashley Z’s question and the integral part they play in addressing our housing crisis. Next up, we’re […]

Civic Issues / September 5, 2019

Celebrate Black Business Month in Orlando

Meet the woman behind Beth Autumn Art. Her name is Chanel, she’s 23, and she’s got one heck of a doting fan club on Instagram. Of the 100 comments on our post Tuesday, at least 1/3 shouted out her. (📸: @bethautumnart) August is Black Business Month and while we think it’s important to support black-owned […]

Orlando / August 22, 2019

Eating around the O: Sticky Rice

Eating Lao food in OrlandoEver tried Lao food before?! 🌶️ If not, don't let a passport stamp stop you. Sticky Rice Lao Street Food is right down the street on Colonial Drive in the Mills 50 neighborhood.Posted by Pulptown on Monday, August 19, 2019When chef and owner Kevin Kel and his wife opened Sticky Rice […]

Food / August 19, 2019

All the things you didn’t know you wanted to know about ADUs in Central Florida

(📸: @giphy) Our readers sent in some great questions about our affordable housing crisis in Central Florida and the region’s quest to provide attainable housing for all. Over the summer, we’ll be digging into each of them.  We’re starting with reader Ashley Z.’s question about accessory dwelling units.  “How could one go about living in […]

Housing / August 16, 2019

Spotlight on Mills 50: Wally’s

(📸: @kaylaobrien_media) Whether you love or hate the changes, one thing’s for sure: Wally’s is back (just a little more “polished”). A staple since 1954, longtime beer and spirit seekers cherished the “come as you are” attitude that the bar fostered and it was an incredibly sad day last year when Wally’s announced its unexpected […]

Drink / August 4, 2019

Spotlight on Mills 50: Pig Floyd’s Barbakoa

Hopefully you’re not drooling too hard. Click the photo to learn more. (📸: @kaylaobrien_media for Pulptown) Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa has been a Mills 50 staple now for almost five years. It was the first of its kind in a neighborhood most widely-known for its Asian concepts, and owner Thomas Ward said that was intentional. “Bringing […]

Mills 50 / August 4, 2019

Neighborhood Spotlight on Mills 50

Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood was voted as one of the top 12 U.S. neighborhoods to live in 2018 by pop culture website, Thrillist. Mills 50 is the intersection of Mills Avenue (also known as State Road 17/92) and Highway 50 (also known as Colonial Drive) and first gained its popularity as a major retail corridor. […]

Mills 50 / August 4, 2019

Spotlight on Mills 50: The Center

The Center on Mills Avenue has been the meeting center for Orlando’s LGBTQ community since 1978. According to executive director, George Wallace, The Center gives more HIV tests than any other clinic in Florida. We sat down with George and three others who are involved with The Center to get their “Center story”. “As soon as […]

Changemakers / August 4, 2019