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Annual Manual 2014

Mills 50

Hipster Highway meets Little Vietnam

Photo: PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT, License: N/A

PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT

BART

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DONG-A IMPORTS


A combination of cheap housing, great bars and cutting-edge restaurants makes this district a real standout. Artists, young families, gays and old-school Orlandoans have claimed Mills 50 as one of the coolest places to live, work and play.

EAT

Hawkers Asian Street Fare
1103 N. Mills Ave.
407-237-0606
hawkersstreetfare.com

The Strand
807 N. Mills Ave.
407-920-7744
strandorlando.com

Tako Cheena
932 N. Mills Ave.
321-236-7457
takocheenaorlando.com

DRINK

BART
1205 N. Mills Ave.
407-796-2522
bartcade.com

The Peacock Room
1321 N. Mills Ave.
407-228-0048
thepeacockroom.com

Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors
1001 N. Mills Ave.
407-896-6975
thepeacockroom.com

Will’s Pub
1042 N. Mills Ave.
willspub.org

SHOP

Colonial Photo and Hobby
634 N. Mills Ave.
407-841-1485
colonialphotohobby.com

Dong-A Imports
706 N. Mills Ave.
407-894-6062
dongacorporation.com

Ritzy Rags Wigs and More
928 N. Mills Ave.
407-897-2117
ritzyrags.com

PLAY

Snap Space
1013 E. Colonial Drive
snaporlando.com

The Space
1206 E. Colonial Drive
407-205-7572
thespaceistheplace.com

GO

Cardboard Art Festival
cardboardartfestival.com
A three-day celebration of all things cardboard and the artists who work with it.

Sparkle Artisan Market
December 2014
618 N. Thornton Ave.
407-362-1864
More than 30 local artists and crafts vendors assemble in the parking lot of Dandelion Communitea Café for a holiday sale.

Vietnamese Lunar New Year and Dragon Parade
centralfloridadragonparade.org
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with lion dancers, martial arts displays, taiko drumming, acrobats, food and more.


33 reasons to love the Mills 50 district

Annual Manual 2014
  • Annual Manual 2014 | 3/26/2014
  • Arts and Culture Every year we have a tough time fitting all the galleries, theater companies, museums, classical music performers and dance troupes into this space, and this year is no different. Keep an eye on calendar.orlandoweekly.com every day for new events happening | 3/26/2014
  • Attractions Everybody knows Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World – thanks to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, we now have a themed diversion for every age, budget and taste – but the big parks aren’t the only game in town. Check out the listings for m | 3/26/2014
  • Audubon Park Home-grown happiness The laid-back northeast Orlando neighborhood known for its bird-named streets has grown into itself in the last few years. Leafy Leu Gardens sets the tone, with its shady trails meandering through 50 acres of subtropical botanicals. | 3/26/2014
  • College Park Schoolin’ Orlando Quaint bungalows notwithstanding, the most common sights in College Park are joggers, cyclists and dog-walkers traversing the vibrant downtown quarter’s charming brick-lined, university-appellated streets. It’s no surprise the neighborho | 3/26/2014
  • Dude, where’s my car? Alternative means of transportation to help you survive Orlando’s sprawling commuter culture | 3/26/2014
  • It happened to me A handy guide to some resources you may find you need in Central Florida | 3/26/2014
  • Downtown Orange Avenue blossoms The magnetism of downtown Orlando isn’t just about the buzzing clubs, the varied culinary choices or the magical year-round icicle lights hanging from the trees that line the streets. It’s not just the rush of joining stampedes fro | 3/26/2014
  • Save the Dates A year’s worth of events you don’t want to miss | 3/26/2014
  • International Drive Traffic, tourists and hidden treasures | 3/26/2014
  • Ivanhoe Village Cultural oasis | 3/26/2014
  • Lake Nona The up-and-comer | 3/26/2014
  • Maitland The neighborhood next door | 3/26/2014
  • Milk District Quality over quantity | 3/26/2014
  • Millenia They built it, and they came | 3/26/2014
  • Mills 50 Hipster Highway meets Little Vietnam | 3/26/2014
  • Nightlife Orlando’s reputation as a spot for fun-seekers isn’t entirely based on its International Drive allure – at least, not if you ask a native. Our bars, clubs and live music venues offer a more distinguishing palate a variety of environments for a spectrum of t | 3/26/2014
  • Parramore The other side of Division Street | 3/26/2014
  • Sand Lake/Dr. Phillips In the money | 3/26/2014
  • Sanford Local is lovely | 3/26/2014
  • South Orlando and Conway Between urban and suburban | 3/26/2014
  • Sports and Recreation For nine months out of the year, the Orlando region is the perfect place for outdoor activities – once summer’s humidity lifts, it’s sunny, the temps are comfortable and people come out of their summer hibernation. So it makes sense that we have a robust sp | 3/26/2014
  • Thornton Park Urban and urbane | 3/26/2014
  • UCF All knight long | 3/26/2014
  • Waterford Lakes/Avalon Park So close, but so far | 3/26/2014
  • Winter Park: Fairbanks Not quite a college town | 3/26/2014
  • Winter Park: Full Sail/North Aloma High class meets “get to class” | 3/26/2014
  • Winter Park: Hannibal Square Hip to be square | 3/26/2014
  • Winter Park: Park Avenue One kings lane | 3/26/2014
  • Winter Park: Village Village vanguard | 3/26/2014
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