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The Milk District

The Milk District Bars, shopping, dining and events for locals by locals. Come check out Orlando's REAL downtown! The Milk District is a cultural hub with a progressive lifestyle, music and arts scene, featuring diverse culinary experiences, colorful murals, recreational sporting and music venues, unique shopping destinations, community gardens, award winning bars, coffee shops and more.

The area is deeply rooted in community and local flavor, with ongoing neighborhood events such as Tasty Tuesdays – a weekly food truck block party, artisan markets, community bike rides, music festivals and eclectic meet ups.

Operating as usual

Last week, we joined Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando to welcome American Red Cross back to their offices in t...
05/18/2022

Last week, we joined Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Metro Orlando to welcome American Red Cross back to their offices in the District after closing in March of 2020, at a reception including a bilingual hands-only CPR class.

In addition to all of the vital work they do in Central Florida and throughout the nation, Red Cross staff and volunteers are regulars at Milk District businesses, bringing vitality to the neighborhood all year round.

Welcome home!

Meng's Kitchen pop-up moving into iFresh Market - Bungalower
05/17/2022
Meng's Kitchen pop-up moving into iFresh Market - Bungalower

Meng's Kitchen pop-up moving into iFresh Market - Bungalower

Popular pop-up vendor Meng’s Kitchen (Facebook | Website) will have a permanent home in Colonialtown in mid-June. Meng’s Kitchen, operated by Chiang Mai-born Chef Asawin “AJ” Jockkeaw, specializes in Thai-style Hainanese chicken and rice and traditional Isaan dishes from north Thailand inclu...

This morning we were thrilled to present at the @natlmainstreet conference about the intentionality and community-wide i...
05/17/2022

This morning we were thrilled to present at the @natlmainstreet conference about the intentionality and community-wide impact of many of our events and the model of of our partnership with @partyintheparkinglot for events like @milkmartorlando!

The room was filled with Main Street districts like ours from across the country, coordinating programs, business owners and others who are invested in the success of communities like The Milk District.

Attendees even walked away with some killer (and exclusive) sticker packs thanks to @rebelreprints.

#wearemainstreet

Long before craft beer entered the mainstream, The Milk District has been home to bars and restaurants that really get i...
05/15/2022

Long before craft beer entered the mainstream, The Milk District has been home to bars and restaurants that really get it. The appreciation for the craft continues to this day as District has become on of America’s great beer neighborhoods.

American Craft Beer Week (May 16-22, 2022) is an annual springtime salute to local beer and local breweries. It’s an opportunity to honor the hometown gathering places that give our community its unique flavor, because here’s the glorious truth: Local Beer Is Better

We invite you to toast the Milk District businesses that have endured tough times to ensure our glasses, growlers, and beer fridges remain full.

Pooches, pups, and mutts, oh my!  Let's appreciate a few of the many, many doggos who came out to Rockin' Robinson last ...
05/13/2022

Pooches, pups, and mutts, oh my!

Let's appreciate a few of the many, many doggos who came out to Rockin' Robinson last weekend!

📸: @josebuku

We're thrilled to team up with @milkmartorlando  to speak at Main Street Now, a conference of @natlmainstreet next week ...
05/12/2022

We're thrilled to team up with @milkmartorlando to speak at Main Street Now, a conference of @natlmainstreet next week in Richmond! We're talking about ways to ensure special events contribute to larger community goals.

See if you can find yourself or some friends in these slides, and let us know why Milk Mart and Skate of Emergency (returning this year as The Drop In) are important to the community.

The three day event will bring immersive content about building vibrancy and economic opportunity in downtowns and commercial districts like ours across the country.

#MainStreetNow

Happy Birthday, Moosaic!Join us in celebrating the second anniversary of @mosaichairstudiomilkdistrict. Stop by today fo...
05/11/2022

Happy Birthday, Moosaic!

Join us in celebrating the second anniversary of @mosaichairstudiomilkdistrict. Stop by today for some cake and champagne and book your next service!

05/10/2022

Hey Orlando‼️ Some exciting updates for JUJU! New roof and paint job is done. We’re working on staining the wood next!! This is just some of the many details that go into creating our, soon to be, Showa Era Japanese house. Thank you for everyone’s patience with us! #SusuruJUJU will be worth it 😻

American Craft Beer Week is comin’ up May 16-22 and we’ve partnered with some of our favorite bars, breweries, and tapro...
05/09/2022

American Craft Beer Week is comin’ up May 16-22 and we’ve partnered with some of our favorite bars, breweries, and taprooms to spread the word. It’s never too early to start planning your celebrations!

#americancraftbeerweek #wearemainstreet

05/09/2022

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We rock and rolled all night, but now it's Mothers' Day!  Bring mom by brunch at one of the many options in the District...
05/08/2022

We rock and rolled all night, but now it's Mothers' Day!

Bring mom by brunch at one of the many options in the District like @se7enbites, Orlando Milkhouse Eatery & Cocktails, @marketonsouth, or @sidewardbrewing!

The Big Day is almost here!  Join us Saturday for Rockin' Robinson, our free music festival celebrating our community wi...
05/06/2022

The Big Day is almost here! Join us Saturday for Rockin' Robinson, our free music festival celebrating our community with stages behind @sportstown and @thenookonrobinson from 4-10pm.

We've got seven bands across two outdoor stages, a night market of local vendors, amazing food and beverages from Sideward Brewing, Liquid Death, Nutrl, Fireball and more.

Presenting sponsors @benenatilawfirm will be here letting you know about their services, our friends from @wallsofphohoa will be painting a custom mural for @surterrawellness, and all the @orlandobungalower buddies and Milk District members will enjoy access to the Hard Rock Live lounge, a shaded area with seating!

All we need is you! We can't wait to see you and your friends at the return of this community event.

The Lineup: @everywhichwayband, @bluestreakmamas, @futurejoymusic, @leisurechief, @oakhilldrifters, @oklahomastackhouse, and @thewalkingcollective from @jamesalexadkins.

We've teamed up with @curiouselixirs to make sure no matter what you drink, you'll have amazing  selections at Rockin' R...
05/06/2022

We've teamed up with @curiouselixirs to make sure no matter what you drink, you'll have amazing selections at Rockin' Robinson this Saturday.

Offering booze-free craft cocktails that are perfect for anyone looking to cut back on their drinking but not their partying. This is no syrupy fruit-juice concoction. Curious is a legit adult beverage, with a pleasing complexity and bite.

If you like what you taste, you can use the code ROCKIN22 to take $10 off your first order of $50 or more for the next week.

These limited-edition party proof silicone pint glasses won't last!  You can pick one up at the @sidewardbrewing Bar at ...
05/05/2022

These limited-edition party proof silicone pint glasses won't last! You can pick one up at the @sidewardbrewing Bar at Rockin' Robinson this Saturday.

What a cool activation in Audubon Park Garden District!
05/05/2022

What a cool activation in Audubon Park Garden District!

The City of Orlando continues to identify necessary improvements for usability and accessibility for all city residents....
05/05/2022
2021 ADA Transition Plan Update

The City of Orlando continues to identify necessary improvements for usability and accessibility for all city residents. The city’s Public Works Department and Transportation Department are working in conjunction with a consultant to update the city’s ADA Transition Plan.

A draft update is now available for public comment. If you would like to suggest a pedestrian access improvement or provide a comment to the 2021 Transition Plan Update, please complete the feedback form. *the form will close on June 17, 2022.

The city’s Public Works Department and Transportation Department are working in conjunction with a consultant to update the city’s ADA Transition Plan.

Full Rockin’ Robinson schedule dropped in today’s @orlandoweekly!  We picked ours up at lunch today, but they’re availab...
05/04/2022

Full Rockin’ Robinson schedule dropped in today’s @orlandoweekly!

We picked ours up at lunch today, but they’re available around Central Florida and at the event!

May the 4th Be With You! @stasiositaliandeli is celebrating in a big way, helping out one of their favorite regulars! Be...
05/04/2022

May the 4th Be With You! @stasiositaliandeli is celebrating in a big way, helping out one of their favorite regulars! Benefitting @i_am_lastrong, they’ll be serving Obi-Wan Cannolis, inspired by The Jedi Master’s blue light saber. If that’s not enough, The Mandalorian will stop by from 11-2 for a photos. 100% of sales for all cannolis on May 4th will be donated to Landon to help with some of the cost of his therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The love of early 20th century American roots music is very apparent with Oak Hill Drifters, who will play on the @badas...
05/01/2022

The love of early 20th century American roots music is very apparent with Oak Hill Drifters, who will play on the @badass_sandwich stage at Rockin Robinson this Saturday. Their music and performance echos the 1940's - 1960's paying homage to some of the great pioneers of that early American roots music.

For the first time the festival will be free to the community. Come out and rock on from 4-10 PM.

This time next week -- Rockin' Robinson will return, this year as a FREE community music festival.The Walking Collective...
04/30/2022

This time next week -- Rockin' Robinson will return, this year as a FREE community music festival.

The Walking Collective is very versatile, with music that stems from deep funk, hip hop, and soul. The drummer jamesalexadkins leads the band from the drums with a wild and eccentric personality. Catch them on the @badass_sandwich stage at the fest!

Flabbergasted that there are 40,000 people out there invested in our little neighborhood! That’s like two @amwaycenter f...
04/30/2022

Flabbergasted that there are 40,000 people out there invested in our little neighborhood! That’s like two @amwaycenter full!

We just hit this milestone and wanted to thank everyone here for literally making room on your daily feed to learn about, celebrate, and support the independent businesses that we highlight in The Milk District as well as our events and initiatives that seek to help them thrive!

The work we do building community and local self-reliance while preserving historic assets is serious stuff, but we have a heck of a lot of fun doing it, and want to thank everyone who’s along for the ride.

#wearemainstreet

Leisure Chief is an original collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the mind and the booty. Influenced by funk...
04/29/2022

Leisure Chief is an original collective, dedicated to crafting vibrations for the mind and the booty. Influenced by funk, soul, R&B, and jazz fusion, the band weaves lyrical and instrumental music, grooving for the enjoyment of all. The sound is dynamic, featuring high-energy moments that make you bounce, as well as imaginative contrasts of soundscapes through the spectrum of human emotion.

Catch them on the Commissioner Sheehan stage, Saturday May 7 at Rockin' Robinson! Learn all about the event at the link in our bio.

@oklahomastackhouse's style has been dubbed "Southern Tropical Rock", combining elements of ska, rock, reggae, blues, ja...
04/28/2022

@oklahomastackhouse's style has been dubbed "Southern Tropical Rock", combining elements of ska, rock, reggae, blues, jazz and funk.
A collective of eight good friends who get together to play music all over the Sunshine State and beyond, the group began as a no-frills guitar and drums duo who got together to play local shows. Since then, the group has expanded to its current iteration, featuring a full horn section and a vast array of genre bending jams.

Catch them on the @badass_sandwich stage during Rockin' Robinson on May 7!

Future Joy are Emily Cooper, vocals, DJ, production, dancing; and Zachary David Simms, saxophones, vocals, dancing. They...
04/27/2022

Future Joy are Emily Cooper, vocals, DJ, production, dancing; and Zachary David Simms, saxophones, vocals, dancing. They cover the entire gamut from lofi downtempo grooves to exuberant all-out dance music. The key, however, is joy, because Emily and Zach bring joy to the stage every time they perform.

Catch them lighting up the Commissioner 7Sheehan Stage at Rockin' Robinson, May 7!

@pompomsteahouse and @restaurantmxtaco  are joining up with @thecenterorlando in their second annual Dining Out For Life...
04/27/2022

@pompomsteahouse and @restaurantmxtaco are joining up with @thecenterorlando in their second annual Dining Out For Life Central Florida event this Thursday.

Participating restaurants commit to donate up to 25% of their sales on April 28th to The Center to fund comprehensive HIV services. Just by dining at one of the 9 restaurants in Orange and Osceola County -- including two in The Milk District, you can help put an end to HIV. #DINEOUTENDHIV #DOFLCFL #WeAreMainStreet

@everywhichwayband is an Orlando-based band whose musical variety is quite literally their namesake. They play everythin...
04/26/2022

@everywhichwayband is an Orlando-based band whose musical variety is quite literally their namesake. They play everything from classic R&B and Rock to modern Hip-hop and Punk, and are guaranteed to make you want to jump on the dance floor and sing along. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and MC Angelika Fumero, the band features a tour de force of Orlando musicians including Pascal Sacleux on guitar, Dave Merkli on bass, Jesse Clark on drums, Ryan Goldwyn on keyboards, and Jim Beaux on horns.

Hear Every Which Way on the Commissioner Sheehan Stage at Rockin Robinson, May 7 behind The Nook on Robinson.

Plans are without funding are just ideas.In 2018, The City of Orlando and HDR completed a bike/ped study of The Milk Dis...
04/26/2022

Plans are without funding are just ideas.

In 2018, The City of Orlando and HDR completed a bike/ped study of The Milk District with many suggestions, including a re-visioning of South Street through the commercial district to add more parking in a more consistent fashion, a 10-foot wide path for cycling and walking that would connect to wider trail system, and additional safety improvements for all users.

But the project hasn't been funded. In fact, none of the recommendations in The Milk District that came out of that study have been completed.

This afternoon, a group of intrepid cyclists with @OrlandoBikes met up at @EasyLuckOrl, right in the middle of that segment of South Street to advocate at an Orange County hearing for a new funding stream that would help unfunded projects be completed, as well as improving connectivity and access across the region for all Central Florida residents.

Want to know how you can help? Follow @OrlandoBikes to stay up to date on advocacy projects, public meetings, and fun meetups with other like-minded citizens.

📸: @ben_chalone and @tinytisay

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Thank you Allapattah Collaborative Main Street and The Milk District for representing Florida as presenters at Main Street America NOW22. Great job!
Watching The Milk District nail their presentation at the Main Street Now Conference in Richmond Virginia!! Orlando Main Streets #mainstreetusa #thorntonparkdistrict #togetheragain
Please join us! God bless you!
reThink Your Commute is proud to partner with The Milk District Main Street for Rockin’ Robinson, a free community music festival this Saturday. Use the reThink Your Commute app to explore your transportation options to and from the event! fb.me/e/1tjsT8E2l
Huge thanks to The Milk District, BAD AS'S SANDWICH, Benenati Law Firm, Rockin Robinson, Commissioner Patty Sheehan, so many more and all of YOU for coming out yesterday and making it a great day! We had a blast and the sense of community was off the charts. Got to see incredible local acts Blue Streak Mamas, Oklahoma Stackhouse, Future Joy, Every Which Way with Angelika Fumero, Leisure Chief, @thewalkingcollective - put all of them on your MUST SEE lists if you haven’t already! ❤️ Can’t wait to do it again!! 🎶🎶 📸 = @bluestreakmamas, @savvyscribe, @ralphyc216 & Bill Condon. Thank you!! 🙏 #rockinrobinson #livemusic #festival #orlandodoesntsuck #oakhilldrifters #themilkdistrict #themilkdistrictorlando #goodvibes #community #localbands #supportlocal
A beloved tradition is back TONIGHT in House District 42! Drop into the The Milk District for “Rockin’ Robinson,” an Orlando-centric music festival on two outdoor stages. Learn more below and tag a friend to join you!
Rockin’ Robinson kicks off in just a few short hours! The Milk District will be filled with live music and tons of local vendors! It’s going to be a great night of fun for all ages! #themilkdistrict #rockinrobinson #orlandoart #downtownorlando
What an incredible lineup! WalkingCollective Oak Hill Drifters Oklahoma Stackhouse Every Which Way with Angelika Fumero Leisure Chief #FutureJoy And, We ready to rock The Milk District #rocknroll #dirtysoul #themfloridaboys
Tuesday, you can catch retro influenced pop band Weathers at The Social for a 7:00PM show! Friday through Sunday you can catch Melina at Orlando Shakes! It’s a steampunk musical tragedy about a failed love triangle! Friday night at Timucua Arts Foundation, check out singer-songwriter Matt Walden, performing his “beach-pop” music! On Saturday, Rockin Robinson takes over The Milk District with live music from 4-10PM, food and drinks, local vendors - and it’s free to attend!
Congrats, The Milk District! ❤️
How’s it going party people? Looking forward to throwing down next week at Rockin' Robinson next weekend May 7th in The Milk District. Hope to see you out there!
today! honored to have your directors interviewed on the show.. the State of the Scene show on Rollins College radio.. the best in basement radio.! wprk... stream free and live! at wprk.org 5-7 pm! cheers Milk district! ... fun times!