January 22, 2021

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 1/14/2021

"I’ve known about this place since it was a sketch on a piece of paper."

-- Ginger Bricker, who moved into The Yard when it opened in March

The sign for The Yard, a luxury apartment complex in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village, shines high above The Lucky Lure, the open-air bar across the Sunrail tracks. Bartender Jerrod Fox is grateful for the new residents it has drawn to the neighborhood.

“They completely support us,” Fox said, pointing out that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard to keep the lights on at the bar this year. “More than a few days, those are the only people who come in here.”

When The Yard and The Lake House complex near it opened last year, the artsy neighborhood just north of downtown prepared for as many as 2,000 new residents who would fill the more than 800 total apartments. But that hasn’t happened as the pandemic and a glut of high-end apartments have stunted the growth of the village.

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