Entries by WeKnowNona


    Rubio’s Coastal Grill, known for their amazing fish tacos that have taken California by storm. They’re now opening a location at the Lake Nona Landing Shopping Center due to open at the end of 2017.  This will be the 2nd location in Central Florida. Rubio’s Coastal Grill currently has a popular Winter Park location. The San Diego-born chain, founded by a college-aged surfer […]

Tavistock snags nearly 200 vacant acres near Lake Nona

      An affiliate of Lake Nona’s developer spent cash to buy nearly 200 acres of cow pastures on the border of Orange and Osceola counties. Springhead North LLC, an entity related to #Tavistock Development Co. LLC, on Jan. 31 spent $15 million — or nearly $77,000 per acre — to buy three parcels of land […]

More Than A High Appraisal

Homes appraised above contract price had above-market appreciation rates Housing Trends For homebuyers, the outcome of appraisal is one of these three scenarios: (1) appraised value closely matches sales price, (2) appraisal falls short of sales price or (3) appraisal is higher than sales price. If a home sells for less than its appraised value, […]

Florida Hospital no longer seeks Sanford Burnham assets

        Good morning, #Orlando! #Florida Hospital has withdrawn its plan to establish a cancer-research facility in the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona. The University of Central Florida had a similar competing proposal for Sanford Burnham’s assets. The hospital’s decision to pull out of the competition comes after a Jan. 23 county commission meeting […]

Central Florida Foodie Events For February 2018

   Central-florida-foodie-#events-february-2018   Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing #Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment,   FEBRUARY 1 Five-Course Discovery Dinner at Tapa Toro, Orlando Cost: $99 (including tax, gratuity and valet parking) There will be five courses served, plus an opening amuse and an […]

Here are changes planned for UCF’s downtown and Lake Nona campuses

    The University of Central Florida plans to create some new colleges for UCF Downtown and Lake Nona, while eliminating others from the main campus The creation of the new colleges will take effect July 2. “I see these changes as opportunities for #UCF to be a national leader in inventing 21st-century higher education and best preparing our students for […]

Innovation Way: Moving East Orlando into the Future

    In October 2004, Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine wrote,East Orlando “Ultimately, innovation is about continually pushing back the boundaries of what is possible. The article was titled, “The Way to the Future.” This could easily have been a direct reference to East Orlando’s Innovation Way high-tech corridor. On August 13, Joe Wallace, executive director of […]

Tesla rideshares, micro apartments on the way as Lake Nona’s Pixon tower takes shape

  Next-generation amenities are on the way to the fast-growing Lake Nona community as Tavistock Development Co. LLC brings its planned $30.2 million Pixon mixed-use development to life. The residential and retail project’s 11-story apartment tower broke ground last summer at the southeast corner of #Lake Nona and #Tavistock Lakes boulevards, with pre-leasing to begin this summer. Among its amenities are a […]

Can you Match the Thanksgiving proclamation with the U.S. president who issued it?

#QUIZ U.S. presidents have been issuing proclamations at Thanksgiving time as a (mostly) annual tradition dating back to George Washington. Some are quite memorable. Can you match these statements taken from various proclamations with the correct president? Get 10 or more correct, enjoy a banquet of well-earned praise. Answer 7-9 correctly, you’re no turkey. Any […]

Florida Hospital would invest $100M in Lake Nona’s Sanford Burnham

#Florida Hospital and Tampa’s H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center have joined forces to compete with the University of Central Florida for an asset transfer agreement of the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute at Lake Nona. “#Florida Hospital has robust research programs and a commitment to collaboration with top-quality research and biopharma organizations. As a long-time research partner […]