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$28M Riverwalk Expansion in the City of Sanford to be Completed Spring 2021

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Sanford’s growth as a culinary and craft beer destination is garnering it attention, with droves of tourists flocking to our city. Huge hotel, restaurant, and economic projects grab the majority of the headlines, but comprehensive city growth also requires a commitment to infrastructure, public amenities, and quality of life upgrades – in fact, many economic studies show that communities that...

Theater West End to stage Central Florida Regional Premiere of ‘If/Then’ in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Theater West End is proud to present the Central Florida Regional Premiere of the Broadway musical If/Then, featuring music by Tom Kitt, with lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey. If/Then opens in Historic Downtown Sanford on August 16 and runs through September 1. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning creators of Next...

Orlando Attorney Mark Nation Plans New Orleans-Style Destination Restaurant & Distillery in Historic Downtown Sanford

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If you spend some time talking to prominent local attorney Mark Nation, you will discover quickly that he is a passionate man, and these days, the businessman is excited about Historic Downtown Sanford. Nation and his partners have purchased an entire city block of downtown, an area spanning south and west from 2nd Street & Oak Avenue to 3rd Street...

SunRail to Run Late Train for the MLS All-Star Game

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Soccer fans can take advantage of SunRail this Wednesday, July 31 to get to the MLS All-Star Game – MLS All-Stars v. Atlético de Madrid, and then take the train home afterwards at 10:30 p.m.—both northbound and southbound. The destination and departure points are the Church Street Station north and south platforms, which are a 10 minute walk to and...

Henry’s Depot – Sanford’s Historic Train Station to Reopen as Culinary Collective

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Sean Kelley stands and surveys the spot where former U.S. President Grant dedicated the South Florida Railroad on January 10, 1880 and simultaneously considers the past and future of Sanford’s original rail hub.  Coming from a real estate background as the owner/broker of Saint Lawrence Title, Kelley was lucky enough to see the energy building in Sanford in the summer...

Be a Guest Judge For The Upcoming Sanford Battle Of The Food Trucks July 20th

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Attention Foodies: We're looking for two judges (your bff, ride or die or significant other) that can help us determine the winner for Best Entree and Best Dessert at this upcoming Sanford Battle of the Food Trucks on July 20th in the 'Famous L' of Historic Downtown Sanford. Taste from dozens of Orlando's best food trucks while sitting at the...

Savoring The Restaurant Scene in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Some of the best dining options in Central Florida are all within walking distance of each other in Historic Downtown Sanford. Each of the city’s unique restaurants offer original flavors and ambiance. After a few bites you’ll understand why Sanford was named “the region’s hottest food scene” by the Orlando Sentinel. Es ist wunderbar! Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe is pretty...

Raw Travel Smashes Records plus Episodes Featuring Historic Downtown Sanford and Seminole County at over 5.2 Million Live Viewers

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The numbers are in ... and they're amazing! AIM Tell-A-Vision (AIM TV) Group recently announced that its first-run, syndicated TV series Raw Travel® has completed its most successful May Sweeps rating period with +13% year to year audience growth and impressive +11% season-to-date year to year audience growth, leading to its biggest average audiences in the show’s 6 season history....

Sanford, FL Visitors Guide v2.1 to be Printed and Distributed This Week for 4th of July Festivities

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We are happy to announce that the Historic Downtown Sanford Visitors Guide v2.1 will be printed and distributed the week of July 1st in anticipation of the thousands of visitors to downtown Sanford and Fort Mellon Park for the Star Spangled Sanford Fireworks Extravaganza that night put on by The City of Sanford! Now at double the size as the...