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Not your average doll house, American Girl arrives at Florida Mall

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor If you have a girl at home under the age of 12, your holiday shopping budget just went up a whole lot. American Girl, renowned for its line up of dolls, books and even movies based on the immensely popular dolls, has come to Florida Mall. The new store opened over the weekend, and according to reports, attracted as

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  • Artegon Marketplace is ready for its Thursday grand opening

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 10:23 am

                    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Orlando’s next great shopping attraction, Artegon Marketplace is just days away from its grand opening. Media and invited guests got a sneak preview of the new shopping center, the former home of Festival Bay off of International Drive, in advance of the official grand opening Thursday. Thursday will kick off a weekend of opening events at the

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  • It’s a new kind of market place. Artegon Marketplace will be home to 165 artisan shops

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm

            By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of the most unusual shopping venues in Central Florida, Artegon Marketplace Orlando, is set to open, Nov. 20. There is still plenty of work to do before the new center, which will be home to 165 artisanal shops and stores officially opens its doors, but the 1.1 millon-square-foot shopping attraction will be the first of its kind in the area,

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  • A comic book store for fans of comics and collectibles

    Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    For Fans of comic books and collectibles, Orlando is about to get what should be a really great store. Gods & Monsters, which is being called  the nation’s second-largest comic, collectibles and gaming facility,  is coming to the. Artegon Marketplace Orlando (the old Festival Bay), Nov. 20. GODS & MONSTERS is  the first high-end, innovative comics and collectibles store of its kind in the country, including to a press release

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  • Get a free donut and read about the new Orlando skyline

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor Paris has the Eiffel Tower and New York, the Empire State Building, but soon the Orlando area may have two iconic structures in its skyline. Joining the Orlando Eye giant observation wheel, already under construction, is The Skyscraper, the world’s tallest roller coaster, the centerpiece for a new International Drive attraction called the Skyplex. Developers announced plans for The Skyscraper at Skyplex this week at

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  • Get ready to pay Florida sales tax for Amazon purchases

    Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor The “free ride” is about to come to an end. Online retail giant Amazon will be charging state sales tax to Florida residents beginning May 1. I use Amazon quite frequently, particularly since signing on to Amazon Prime about two months ago. Prime gives customers free two-day shipping via its participating online stores and Amazon shopping departments. Amazon Prime was $79 for a 12-month period

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  • I-Drive attraction will be an Eye opener. Orlando Eye will be ready for visitors by next spring, as will Sea Life Aquarium

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:36 am

    By Peter Covino A&E Editor You won’t be able to see the Orlando Eye from downtown Kissimmee when the 400-foot tall attraction opens sometime next year, but you just might be able to see downtown Kissimmee from atop the giant observation wheel. The off-again, on-again project, is most definitely on as media and invited guests got an inside look this week at what will be literally, the biggest project ever

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