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Church Street District relaunches as City District, welcomes new board; rooftop drive-in movie planned

Welcome to the City District!

The Church Street District will officially relaunch the week of July 7 as City District. For months now since the approved expansion on October 7, 2019, the district board has been working with 321 The Agency to rebrand the greater district. The expanded district is composed of an eclectic mix of businesses and personalities, and we wanted to embrace this, showcasing the diversity that makes up our district.

The new tagline for City District, The HEART of Orlando, is not only a geographic marker but also an acronym for History, Entertainment, Arts, Restaurants and Technology.

We are thrilled to work with the many businesses that call our district home and look forward to sharing their stories on our new website,, and our new social media pages on Facebook and Instagram, @CityDistrictOrlando.

If you know of a business that should be featured, feel free to make your submission at


New Bay Hill Jewelers outlet store

The Bay Hill Jewelers location in downtown Orlando has reimagined their space and converted it into a designer outlet store as a result of the COVID pandemic. For 90 days, guests are invited to shop ladies’ and men’s designer jewelry and accessories including Gucci, Mont Blanc and many others. All items are 30% – 50% off through July 31. Call for an appointment or stop by the store Mondays through Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Rooftop drive-in movie coming to downtown Orlando

City District is hosting the first drive-in movie on the rooftop experience in downtown Orlando at the GEICO garage July 24. This first-time event invites guests to enjoy a night of fun-filled trivia followed by a feature film (yet to be announced) all while being surrounded by Orlando’s nighttime skyline. Tickets go on sale July 1 and are limited in quantity, so make sure to buy yours early at or


City District welcomes new board members

On June 18, six new community business leaders joined the Board of Directors for City District. The nationally accredited Orlando Main Street welcomed Justin Williams, general manager of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando; Mitchell Ruiz, owner of Barnes Supply; Keith Mawardi, co-founder of Team Market Group; Pete Downing, operating partner of Market on Magnolia; and Justin Sullivan, founder of the V Group.

These business owners and operators, along with other highly qualified candidates, were nominated by their peers and underwent a vetting process conducted by the Organization Committee before being voted on and unanimously approved by the board of directors. We are thrilled to have them join our team. The energy and excitement amongst our newly expanded board is palpable.

A virtual town hall meeting will be hosted later this month to introduce City District’s Main Street program to the downtown business community and invite them to be a part of the conversation. For more information, please email

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