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Cyberzone Nightclub – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Nightlife 0 Comments

Cyberzone was the greatest late night that ever was open in Orlando. Finally closing its doors in 2001 due to intense legal pressure and the “anti-rave” movement, it marked the final legitimate late-night to fall in Orlando. Boasting a super custom Klipsch sound system, touch-reactive bar tops, cosmic UV blacklight paintings, a spaceman, an alien, a back room larger than most clubs, a “liquid lounge” vip, bubble poles, state-of-the-art video system, and of course the Read More...

Y106 – The Cat Radio – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 0 Comments

Sheryl Leider, a loyal listener to the Y106 Breakfast Club, did not welcome the change. Leider said she tuned in the show on WHLY-FM (106.7) one recent morning “and this guy came on — a total stranger!” WHLY fans Kathy and Don Rodgers also said they were caught by surprise. “My husband came home from work and said, ‘Where’s Jeff?’ ” Kathy Rodgers recalled. Jeff Cohen and Rick Stacy were the hosts of the Y106 Read More...

WDIZ Radio – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 0 Comments

And there’s no Tin Man, Scarecrow or Lion coming to save it. Within two weeks, the station that has aired rock ‘n’ roll in Orlando for 25 years will assume a new identity. The hourglass has been turned for 100.3 FM (WDIZ). Of the Paxson Communications’ Orlando-area group of radio stations, 101.1 FM (WJRR) will be the surviving rock station, said Chris Kampmeier, vice president of programming, this week. Paxson took over management of WDIZ Read More...

Burdines – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

Burdines (English: /bɜːrˈdaɪnz/} bur-DYNZ) was an American chain of department stores operating in the state of Florida, headquartered in Miami. The original store opened in Bartow, Florida in 1896[1] as a carriage-trade shop. Over its nearly 110-year history, Burdines grew into a popular chain of department stores, known as ‘The Florida Store,’ decorated with palm trees in the center of the store, painted in pink and blue, and other subtropical colors and motifs. In 1956, Read More...

Revolution Nightclub – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Nightlife 0 Comments

Revolution Nightclub closed March 29, 2014 and was remodeled to be reopened later in 2014 as the RBarr. More Orlando Defunct:Orlando (Amway) Arena - Orlando…Orlando Rays Baseball - Orlando…Pointe Orlando Toy Store -…SCATZ Nightclub - Orlando - DEFUNCTJust For Feet - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Mayhem Women's…Cyberzone Nightclub - Orlando - DEFUNCTBurdines - Orlando - DEFUNCTMako's - Orlando - DEFUNCT

Old City Hall Building – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Landmark / Buildings 0 Comments

Movie stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover will likely share the big screen with the exploding remnants of an Orlando landmark, the old City Hall. Orlando and Warner Brothers have tentatively agreed to let the Hollywood studio use the Oct. 24 destruction of the building as a backdrop in the movie Lethal Weapon 3. A signed contract paying Orlando $50,000 for the film rights appears imminent, said city spokesman Joe Mittiga. Glover and Gibson, the Read More...

Orlando Thunder Football Team – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Sports 0 Comments

The Orlando Thunder was a member of the World League of American Football from 1991 to 1992 (known as NFL Europe from 1995 onwards). The team played their games in the 70,000 seat Florida Citrus Bowl, and was coached by Don Matthews in 1991 and Galen Hall in 1992. The team’s most visible point was their colors – the League wanted to develop new colors which hadn’t been used for teams before, hence the vermilion Read More...

Orlando Rays Baseball – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Sports 0 Comments

Several different minor league baseball teams have called the city of Orlando, Florida home from 1919–2003. Most have played in the Florida State League. The original Orlando franchise played between 1919 and 1924 and was alternately called the Caps, Tigers and Bulldogs. The Orlando Colts played between 1926 and 1928. The Orlando Gulls began in 1937 but changed their name the following year to the Orlando Senators when they became an affiliate of the Washington Read More...

Flea World – Sanford – DEFUNCT

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Mar 18, 2021 Attractions 0 Comments

Flea World was a flea market located in Sanford, Florida. It was opened in 1981 by Orlando businessman Syd Levy. Billed as “the nation’s largest flea market under one roof”, Flea World included more than 1,700 vendors on a 104-acre site. It was open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.[1] The Orlando Sentinel described it as “a poor man’s mall with vendors selling everything from tools, toys and bamboo butterfly nets to legal advice, fortune telling Read More...

Allied Discount Tires – Metro Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

Sam Behr, who became widely recognized in the Central Florida television market from Allied Discount Tires commercials, died Saturday at his home in New Smyrna Beach. He was known as the “tires ain’t pretty” guy. Sam Behr, who became widely recognized in the Central Florida television market from Allied Discount Tires commercials, died Saturday at his home in New Smyrna Beach. He was 86. Behr, born in 1927 in Talladega, Ala., starred in commercials for Read More...

Carvel Restaurant – Metro Orlando – DFEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

Carvel Restaurant – Metro Orlando More Orlando Defunct:E.T. - Fly With me Sign 1990 -…Camelot Music - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTService Merchandise - Metro…Friendly's Restaurant - Metro…El Torito Mexican Restaurant -…Black Eyed Pea - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTSteak and Ale Restaurant - Metro…Polar Cup - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTCircuit City - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCT

Orlando (Amway) Arena – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Landmark / Buildings, Sports 0 Comments

Amway Arena (originally known as Orlando Arena) was an indoor arena located in Orlando, Florida. It was part of the Orlando Centroplex, a sports and entertainment complex located in Downtown Orlando. The arena was the former home of the Orlando Magic of the NBA and the Orlando Titans of the NLL. It was also the home of the Orlando Solar Bears of the International Hockey League, and the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Read More...

Fazoli’s Restaurant – Metro Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

Fazoli’s Restaurant – Metro Orlando More Orlando Defunct:Fotomats - Metro orlando - DEFUNCTBlack Eyed Pea - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTCarvel Restaurant - Metro…Ronnie's Restaurant - Orlando - DEFUNCTHollywood Video - Metro Orlando…Camelot Music - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTPebbles Restaurant - Orlando - DEFUNCTPolar Cup - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTEl Torito Mexican Restaurant -…

Eckerd Drugs – Metro Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

Eckerd Corporation was an American drug store chain that was headquartered in Largo, Florida,[1] and toward the end of its life, in Warwick, Rhode Island.[2] The chain had approximately 2,800 stores in 23 states as far west as Arizona. In November 1996, Eckerd drugs was purchased by J.C. Penney. In 2004, it was the fourth largest drug chain in the U.S. In April 2004, the company (then a subsidiary of JCPenney) was broken up in Read More...

Miami Subs – Longwood – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

They have new ones up and running but who remembers the one on 434 by Longwood/Altamonte? More Orlando Defunct:Fotomats - Metro orlando - DEFUNCTPic N Save - Longwood - DEFUNCTWet N' Wild - Orlando - DEFUNCTCirque du Soleil - Orlando - DEFUNCTSanford / Orlando Kennel Club -…Off The Wall - Orlando - DEFUNCTArabian Nights - Orlando - DEFUNCTCSI: The Experience - Orlando - DEFUNCTLee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCT

Bonanza Restaurant – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

Bonanza Restaurant – Orlando More Orlando Defunct:Lee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCTNikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier…Orlando Predators Arena League…Friendly's Restaurant - Metro…Steak and Ale Restaurant - Metro…Fazoli's Restaurant - Metro…Orlando Rays Baseball - Orlando…Wet N' Wild - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Thunder Football Team -…

Ponderosa Steak House – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

Ponderosa Steak House – Orlando More Orlando Defunct:CSI: The Experience - Orlando - DEFUNCTFun N' Wheels - Orlando - DEFUNCTThe Mystery Fun House - Orlando…Lee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCTPsycho House at Universal…Orlando Magic Fanatic - Orlando…Burdines - Orlando - DEFUNCTPointe Orlando Toy Store -…Mako's - Orlando - DEFUNCT

Orlando Magic Fanatic – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

Orlando Magic’s FanAttic at the corner of Highway 50 and Hughey Ave! More Orlando Defunct:Pointe Orlando Toy Store -…Off The Wall - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Jai-Alai - Casselberry - DEFUNCTClub at Firestone - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Predators Arena League…Defunct Orlando Businesses and LandmarksSnow White's Scary Adventures at…Orlando Mayhem Women's…Skyway at Magic Kingdom -…

Pink Floyd Laser Light Experience – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Attractions 0 Comments

Pink Floyd, Rush and other laser light shows at the John Young Planetarium More Orlando Defunct:Epcot's IllumiNations - Orlando…CSI: The Experience - Orlando - DEFUNCTJust For Feet - Orlando - DEFUNCTClub at Firestone - Orlando - DEFUNCTPointe Orlando Toy Store -…Off The Wall - Orlando - DEFUNCTLee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCTRichard Petty Driving Experience…Orlando Jai-Alai - Casselberry - DEFUNCT

Circuit City – Metro Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Shopping 0 Comments

The Internet killed these stores. Best commercial jingles ever! More Orlando Defunct:Black Eyed Pea - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTBaseball City - Haines City - DEFUNCTFood Lion Supermarkets - Metro…Old City Hall Building - Orlando…Gayfers - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTCircus World - Haines City - DEFUNCTRoy Rogers Restaurant - Metro…Hot N' Now Burgers - Metro…Service Merchandise - Metro…

Downtown Orlando Skyline – 1975

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Mar 15, 2021 0 Comments

Driving up to Downtown Orlando in 1975. BJ-105 was only 2 years old 🙂 Times have changed! More Orlando Defunct:Orlando Magic Fanatic - Orlando…Mako's - Orlando - DEFUNCTFun N' Wheels - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Events - TestLee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Predators Arena League…Fotomats - Metro orlando - DEFUNCTClub Nowhere - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando (Amway) Arena - Orlando…

Mama B’s Giant Subs – Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

Mama B’s Giant Subs – Orlando More Orlando Defunct:Lee's Lakeside - Orlando - DEFUNCTEpcot's IllumiNations - Orlando…Cairo Nightclub - Orlando - DEFUNCTMako's - Orlando - DEFUNCTOrlando Miracle WNBA Team -…Wet N' Wild - Orlando - DEFUNCTGary's Duck Inn - Orlando - DEFUNCTFun N' Wheels - Orlando - DEFUNCTMiami Subs - Longwood - DEFUNCT

Movieland Drive In Theater – Sanford – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Attractions 0 Comments

Movieland Drive In Theater – Sanford More Orlando Defunct:Gary's Duck Inn - Orlando - DEFUNCTJungleland Zoo - Kissimmee - DEFUNCTTwister at Universal - Orlando - DEFUNCTStormStruck at Epcot - Orlando - DEFUNCTJust For Feet - Orlando - DEFUNCTCirque du Soleil - Orlando - DEFUNCTFotomats - Metro orlando - DEFUNCTOff The Wall - Orlando - DEFUNCTArabian Nights - Orlando - DEFUNCT

Polar Cup – Metro Orlando – DEFUNCT

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Mar 15, 2021 Restaurants 0 Comments

Does anyone remember when the tasty Polar Cup came to town??? More Orlando Defunct:Eckerd Drugs - Metro Orlando - DEFUNCTNikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier…Roy Rogers Restaurant - Metro…Kongfronation Billboard 1990 -…Carvel Restaurant - Metro…Chi Chi's Mexican Restaurant -…Service Merchandise - Metro…Fotomats - Metro orlando - DEFUNCTByrons Department Store - Metro…