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Fall Flavors for Thanksgiving Holiday Season in Historic Downtown Sanford

Thanksgiving

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Before we get into everything peppermint and Christmas, let’s enjoy the yummy flavors of fall that abound around Historic Downtown Sanford. Whether you’re in the mood to cozy up with a pumpkin spice latte or want to get boozy with a crafty cocktail that reminds you of your mom’s pumpkin or apple pie, you’ll find it as you stroll the...

Historic Downtown Sanford to Host First Ever Open Container Event for Small Business Saturday

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On November 28th for Small Business Saturday, Historic Downtown Sanford will be hosting the first ever Open Container event from 2pm-midnight within a specific footprint. (see map below) Sanford Main Street, the newly formed public-private partnership to help promote our destination, is leading the way with partners Community Redevelopment Agency, Historic Downtown Sanford® and Wayne Densch Inc. to make this...

The Sanford Civic Center – City Awaits Assessment on Viability of Refurbishing Mid-Century Modern Structure

History

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Amid a rising tide of new development in Historic Downtown Sanford, the Sanford Civic Center has been a topic of great discussion, revolving around one central question. Is it time to replace this Mid-Century Modern building, or can it be brought into modernity? In early July, the City of Sanford was notified by the Department of State’s Division of Historical...

Grand Opening of Sanfording Retail Store & Screen Printing Shop

Retail

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We're excited to announce the grand opening of Sunshine State Threads at the Sanfording Station, a retail store opening up in "The Famous L" of Historic Downtown Sanford featuring some awesome t-shirts and caps made by Sunshine State Threads, a new screen printing shop housed at the same location. You'll not only find some fresh...

Getting to Know Newly Appointed Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff

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Earlier this month, I was afforded the opportunity to chat with newly appointed Sanford Mayor Art Woodruff about a wide range of topics.  As Growth Watch readers know, Sanford is in a constant process of growth and evolution.  Looking towards our future, Mayor Woodruff laid out his perspective on city growth, projects, events, governance, and more. Mayor Woodruff was born...

$55M Lakefront Catalyst Site Project ‘Heritage Park’ Receives Site Plan Approval

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Moves Forward with Development of Three City Blocks in Historic Downtown Sanford Located in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford abutting beautiful Lake Monroe and the Sanford RiverWalk, Heritage Park is moving forward with their large-scale project poised to help ease the demand for affordable rental units. With proposed plans that include 235 residential units and 37,989 SF of commercial...

Bite30 Orlando’s Restaurant Month Kicks Off

Restaurants

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Bite30 starts today July 15! Bite30 is Orlando's restaurant month, highlighting the best local restaurants and chefs driving Central Florida's culinary scene brought to you by Orlando Weekly. We have two of our heavy hitters in on the fun: The Smiling Bison & The Tennessee Truffle. MENUS HOW IT WORKS It's Simple! 1) Check Out...

Media 1 Acquires 2.9M Warehouse in Sanford’s District One, Brings Jobs

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While the focus of Growth Watch is growth and development primarily in Historic Downtown Sanford, this week I took a field trip to the southern edge of Sanford's District One, where a 30,000 SF, $2.9M warehouse space on Cornwall Road has been acquired by Media 1, a sign and wrap company previously in Longwood, FL that holds as clientele numerous...