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From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Artegon Marketplace Shutdown


Heidi and Tony Wentzell opened their first business knowing they would be evicted in two weeks. The Wentzells opened the Hoppy Cellar, a craft beer and wine bar, the night of Jan. 12, just hours after other vendors heard the news that Artegon Marketplace, Orlando’s two-year-old “anti-mall” on International Drive, was closing. The Hoppy Cellar was supposed to open at the mall the following week, but after hearing from a friend about the shutdown, the couple rushed to open so they could sell the inventory they had invested in. On Jan. 26, the Hoppy Cellar closed, along with dozens of other vendors, except for retail anchors like Bass Pro Shops and the Cinemark Theater. The Wentzells say after quitting their …
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Image: Chinese Brush Painting, Teresa Lachowicz-Chin event page
Spotlight

Canine Memorial, OMART And Chinese Brush Painting


There’s a collective memorial called the 4th annual Canine memorial at Lake Baldwin at which former pet owners release and candle lantern into the water in memory of a lost pet. Its purpose is to provide everyone with the opportunity to honor and bid farewell to their treasured companions. The memorial takes place Saturday 7 to 9:30 in the evening at 4990 New Broad Street in Baldwin Park and is free and open to the public. Join Noelle Mason, winner of the 2016 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art, as she shares insights about her work Saturday 2 to 3:30 at the Orlando Museum of Art. Mason is a Tampa artist who uses embroidery and tapestry weaving to create jarring works …
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