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Saigon Market, one of the Vietnamese markets in the Mills 50 district.
Intersection

A Culinary Tour Of Little Vietnam


Shopping and dining in the Mills 50 district offers a rich insight into the history and culture of Vietnam, and into the community here in Orlando. 90.7’s Intersection team caught up with Ricky Ly for a culinary tour of the neighborhood’s offerings.
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Dong Ga Oriental Supermarket has a variety of Vietnamese and popular Asian products to serve Orlando’s Asian community. Photo: Renata Sago.
Special Series Stories

New Development Changes Face of Orlando’s Little Vietnam


In the last months of the Vietnam war, Florida’s first Vietnamese trickled into Orlando with little English and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. They opened restaurants and specialty shops along a thin strip of land near downtown called Little Vietnam. But as 90.7’s Renata Sago reports, a rebranding of the area has people asking whether to even call it that.
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Krystle Nguyen, Rene Nguyen, Bao Le-Huu. Photo: Catherine Welch
Special Series Stories

The Young Ones: Vietnamese Youth Redefine Their Community


Forty years ago was the fall of Saigon, marking an end to the Vietnam War. Soon after Central Florida quickly became a magnet for the wave of Vietnamese refugees, creating the state’s largest Vietnamese community. Now as that generation gets older, their children are starting to redefine what it means to be part of Orlando’s Vietnamese community.
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Community Hope Center Executive Director Mary Downey stands by the organization’s “vision board,” where goals for 2014 are displayed
Central Florida News

Homelessness Along Osceola County’s Tourism Corridor: A Perspective From US-192


Osceola County has one of the highest numbers of homeless families in the country, according to a recent report commissioned by county officials. And in an area dominated by the tourism industry, homelessness can present itself in unexpected ways. Many of these families are staying off the streets by squeezing into a room at one of the motels lining US-192, a busy tourist corridor. But now, most of the tourists that come to visit the theme parks nearby stay at the newer hotels on the park’s property. Tension is building between the motel owners, who want their rooms open for thrifty visitors, and the families, who are stuck in a financial position that makes it difficult to save up for …
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