Gala to Celebrate The Ritz Theater 100th Anniversary


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Theater to Auction Donated $8,000 Viking Cruise Package The restored, historic Ritz Theater Sanford is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a black tie/roaring 20s gala fundraiser street party and we invite the community to join us. The evening’s live entertainment will feature the Sanford Jazz Ensemble’s music through the decades (featuring singer Courtney Johnson) and an awards ceremony celebrating the...

‘King’s Crossing’ Development at SR46 & Lake Mary Boulevard to Include a Publix Plaza and Apartments

Economic Development


Large-Scale Economic Catalyst for City of Sanford Eyes Late 2023 ETA; Name an Homage to King Family Since 1891, the King family has lived in and invested in the City of Sanford; a pending large scale development anchored by grocery giant Publix and convenience store WaWa will memorialize the King family name. Speaking with James Dunn King, who owned the...

4th Annual Loggerhead Distillery Cocktail Crawl in Historic Downtown Sanford this November

Craft Cocktails

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Sip Tasty Cocktails featuring Award-Winning Spirits all November Long If you’re a fan of Loggerhead Distillery and its delicious small batch craft spirits, November is your favorite month of the year! The Loggerhead Cocktail Crawl is back for a fourth year in a row, challenging bartenders of the top 15 bars and restaurants in Historic Downtown Sanford to create the...

Tiffany’s Inside Look: The Old Jailhouse Kitchen & Spirits


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The Old Jailhouse Restaurant was literally an old jailhouse converted into an amazing restaurant. The ambiance and decor is unlike any other in the Central Florida region and we highly recommend it for a momentous night out, date nights, special occasions or for delicious eats. The building has so much history - In 1914, the recently created Seminole County (named...

Delicious Eats at These Sanford Gastropubs


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Historic Downtown Sanford's food and drink scene has exploded in recent years and after being invited to experience what some of their beloved gastropubs have to offer, I couldn't wait to get to taste and enjoy everything so I can come back and tell all of you foodies! The Yardery Our first stop was at The Yardery, a fast casual family style...

Unfurl Collective Poised to Bring Massive Retail Footprint


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7000+ SF of Vendor Space to be a ‘Collective’ of Artists, Makers, Growers & Do-ers to Open on Saturday, September 24th! Orlando locals and those familiar with the music scene have long been aware of Jim Faherty, the Orlando night club and restaurant owner who was one of the earliest and most prominent frontrunners of the local music scene. Downtown...

Cigar 101 – What’s In A Cigar? | Sanford Cigar City


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Starting your journey into the world of cigars can be a little intimidating and overwhelming at times, so we’re here to help alleviate some of the stress. Before we go into what is in a cigar, let’s first define the word cigar. When we talk about cigars, we’re talking about premium hand-rolled cigars. Not mass produced, machine made, gas station...

Train N’ Wheelz Opens with a Mission on Sanford Ave


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Located at 112 Sanford Ave, Historic Downtown Sanford’s newest retail location is Train N' Wheelz, an adaptive bicycle and skateboard shop that provides competitive job training to individuals with special needs. Train N' Wheelz will sell and service conventional bicycles and skateboards, as well as work with and for the special needs community by offering up many adaptive and specialized...

Introducing Adaptogens at Raw Press Juice Co.


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Adaptogens, herbs and mushrooms that can help ease bodily ailments such as stress, are taking the health food sector by storm. From reishi mushroom tinctures to turmeric lattes, adaptogens come in various formats and combinations. In Sanford, right now the only place I know you can buy adaptogens is at Raw Press Juice Co, located at the end of Sanford...

Loggerhead Distillery Opens In-house Bar with Award-Winning Small Batch Craft Spirits

Craft Cocktails

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Take a seat and stay a while – Loggerhead Distillery adds service for craft cocktails to their repertoire at the in-house tasting bar located in Historic Downtown Sanford. The award-winning spirits from Loggerhead Distillery just became easier to sip and enjoy after a recent change to Florida law that allows distilleries to serve cocktails in-house. Thanks to SB 46, Loggerhead...