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Behind the ‘Historic Downtown Sanford®’ Brand

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Historic Downtown Sanford® Selected as the Official Marketing Partner of Sanford Main Street In just three short years, Historic Downtown Sanford has become the ubiquitous label which captures all that the downtown corridor is.  Founder Will Henao through his agency Community Marketing Online has been able to execute a tourism brand campaign that has proved viable, visionary, and will continue...

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta: Monthly Family Fun – Photo Gallery

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There's no better way to spend a Saturday evening than in Historic Downtown Sanford enjoying an event featuring some amazing food & drink, shopping, live music and family fun! From coffee and donuts, tacos, ice cream, crab cakes, BBQ, craft beer and much more, your bellies will be happy and you can expect smiles across the board as there's something...

Test Drive Tesla & Other Electric Vehicles at Henry’s Depot

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Future and past come together in Sanford: Electric vehicles showcased at Henry's Depot Have you been wondering what it's like to drive an Electric Vehicle like a Tesla car, or an electric motorcycle or even to tool around on a battery-powered bicycle? On Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021 from 3-7 pm, EDF Action (advocacy arm of Environmental Defense Fund) will host...

Pints n’ Paws Inc to Award Three Local Charities $55,000 from Recent Craft Beer Festival

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Pet Rescue by Judy, Dolly’s Foundation and Central Florida Community Pet Clinic to be honored in Historic Downtown Sanford Pints n’ Paws Inc has raised over $50,000 for Pet Rescue by Judy, Dolly’s Foundation and Central Florida Community Pet Clinic during this year’s event in Historic Downtown Sanford. Over Pints n’ Paws’ nearly 10-year history, over $400,000 has been donated...

New Business Bicikleta Bike Shop Opens in Historic Downtown Sanford and Promises to ‘Create Cyclists’

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Sanford locals, neighbors, friends, and bicycle enthusiasts Jimmy Galvez & Theo Hollerbach are opening up a new business in Historic Downtown Sanford – Bicikleta Bike Shop! With their bicycle and industry knowledge, expertise, passion, and hospitality, the new venture located on the corner of 3rd St. and Magnolia Ave is poised to enhance and benefit the community and ‘Create Cyclists.’...

Christmas in July Shopping Event in Historic Downtown Sanford

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Join us on Saturday July 31, 2021 for our Christmas in July special Shopping Event in beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford! Take advantage of some great deals from all of our independent retailers, stroll the brick-lined streets visiting our quaint shops and art galleries plus enjoy discounts from participating bars and restaurants when you show your receipt and qualify for some...

San Leon Mixed Use Development on Sanford Ave. Nearing Completion

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Since the razing of the San Leon hotel in 1917, no new structures have been built on the prominent corner of 2nd St and Sanford Ave, but developer Dan Matthews has moved forward with his plans to revitalize the corner by adding 10 housing units and a 2300 SF retail footprint in Historic Downtown Sanford. This urban infill project has...

Award Winning Sushi and Korean Street Fare from Sushi and Seoul

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Chef Al Ruiz is creating rave-worthy sushi and Korean-inspired street fare at Sushi & Seoul in residence at Celery City Craft in Historic Downtown Sanford. Sushi & Seoul celebrated their one-year anniversary as a brick-and-mortar business in the fall of 2020, a year that brought many changes due to the pandemic including divesting of the Sushi & Seoul On The...

Historic Downtown Sanford’s Oldest Music Festival Hurricane Party is Back with More Music and Fun

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The 14th Annual Hurricane Party Music Festival, sponsored by The Helping Friendly Hemp Company, is back, bigger and better than ever before. Kick off the summer with great food, music and fun, Saturday, June 5 at 12 p.m. in Historic Downtown Sanford. Hosted by West End Trading Co., the festival will feature over 30 of Central Florida’s top bands on six...

51-Room Boutique Hotel, 32 Townhomes Coming to West Side of Historic Downtown Sanford

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A 51-room hotel may soon be located on the corner of 1st St. and Oak Ave in Historic Downtown Sanford, filling what many consider to be a huge need for tourists and guests to the Celery City. First Street Station, a proposed residential and commercial mixed-use development from owners/developers Ron Semans and Bob Horian, also seeks to construct 32 townhome...