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Annual Manual 2014

Sanford

Local is lovely

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

PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT

HOLLERBACH’S WILLOW TREE CAFé

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MAYA BOOKS AND MUSIC


You know those brand-new fake downtowns that planned communities in Florida are notorious for constructing? The kind with fake “old” things and chain restaurants? Well, downtown Sanford is pretty much the polar opposite of one of those places. It’s genuinely historic, and its downtown is home to an organically diverse assortment of galleries, antiques stores, restaurants and bars that exude the warm, quirky charm that makes Sanford’s
downtown one of our favorite places to while away an afternoon.

EAT

Shantell’s Café
406 Sanford Ave., Sanford
407-732-7728
shantellscafe.com

Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Café
205 E. First St., Sanford
407-321-2204
willowtreecafe.com

The Original Christo’s
107 W. First St., Sanford
theoriginalchristos.com

 

DRINK

The Alley
114 S. Park Ave., Sanford
407-328-4848
thealleyblues.com

Little Fish Huge Pond
401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford
407-221-1499
littlefish-hugepond.net

The Imperial at Washburn Imports
116 E. First St., Sanford
407-732-6956
facebook.com/theimperialsanford

West End Trading Company
202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford
407-322-7475
drinkatwestend.com

SHOP

Maya Books and Music
201 E. First St., Sanford
407-321-6504

Sanford’s Nifty Thrifty
212 E. First St., Sanford
321-363-4941

The Treehouse
222 E. First St., Sanford
407-936-2394
treehousesanford.wix.com/antiques

PLAY

Fort Mellon Park
600 E. First St., Sanford
sanfordfl.gov

Sanford Museum
520 E. First St., Sanford
407-688-5198
sanfordfl.gov

GO

Alive After 5
5-8 p.m., second Thursday of the month
East First Street, downtown Sanford
facebook.com/aliveafter5
Once a month, downtown Sanford holds a street party with food, drink and live music. The parties are usually themed, so be prepared to party like a pirate, throw beads or drink green beer.

Food Truck Bazaar
5-8 p.m., first Saturday of every month
265 N. Palmetto Ave., Sanford
thefoodtruckbazaar.com
Hosted by thedailycity.com, this monthly roundup of gourmet food trucks in downtown Sanford happens rain or shine, with to-go orders available for food truck diners who ain’t got time for that.

Annual Manual 2014
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  • 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
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  • Winter Park: Village Village vanguard | 3/26/2014
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