September 27, 2022

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 6/30/2022

› New Disney Wish cruise ship sets sail in Florida
Disney’s new cruise ship, the Disney Wish, will soon take its inaugural passengers from Florida to the Bahamas on its first maiden voyage. The Wish arrived at Port Canaveral ,where it will be based, last month. The ship will feature a variety of attractions, entertainment and activities including the AquaMouse, an adults-only Star Wars lounge and a Marvel-themed interactive dining experience.

› Shipley Do-Nuts comes to Orlando, with 5 shops to start
Orlando is getting another doughnut chain. Shipley Do-Nuts, which started in 1936, is expected to open at 5919 S. Orange Blossom Trail late this year, according to a news release. The Houston-based chain signed a franchise agreement with MLD Hospitality LLC to start with five shops in Orange County, with the possibility of dozens more rolling out in Orlando down the road.

› Storied Miami auto dealer network shifts to a new owner, larger national company in Oregon
Bill Lehman Jr. parked his family’s Lehman Dealership Enterprises in the hands of a national firm based in Oregon, dropping off the Miami business his father, a former U.S. congressman, started 86 years ago. The 81-year-old Lehman and his family sold their automobile sales business for an undisclosed amount to the publicly traded Lithia Motors & Driveway, culminating seven months of negotiations, Lehman said in an interview this week.  

› More waste to be disposed of underground in Manatee County because of Piney Point
More waste created in the effort to clean up the former Piney Point fertilizer plant will be disposed of underground in Manatee County. The county has applied for a permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to inject brine created during the production of chlorine underground through the Buffalo Creek municipal well.

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