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Shop Small on Small Business Saturday!

Be sure and shop Mills 50 on Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November 26!  When you shop at each one of the fourteen participating businesses, you will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win a gift basket filled with items from each of the businesses!  #shopmills50 #eatmills50 #enjoymills50sbsenjoy2


Enjoy our October Business After Hours!

Why not stop in The Guesthouse on Wednesday, October 19 between 5:30pm and 7pm and enjoy a complimentary craft cocktail at our October business after hours!  These events are a great opportunity to network with Mills 50 business owners and residents – and are free for Mills 50 members!  Please rsvp to:


Donate to the Fern Creek Elementary food pantry!

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Won’t you donate to the Fern Creek Elementary food pantry?  Each weekend, the students are sent home with a snack pack to ensure they won’t go hungry!  Mills 50 volunteers will be collecting food donations on Sunday, September 18 from noon until 3pm in the parking lot at the corner of Mills and Oregon (across Oregon from Track Shack)!  Please bring sIngle serve helpings, granola bars, raisins, peanut butter crackers, tuna, peanut butter, soups!

Main Street Restaurant Week ends on Saturday, August 13!

Take advantage of Main Street Restaurant Week by enjoying prix fixe menus at almost 50 restaurants in Orlando!  Six restaurants in Mills 50 are participating – Firebirds, Maxine’s on Shine, Pop Thai, Restaurant ASH, Shin Jung and Ten10 Brewing Company!  Find all the restaurants and menus at: week.  But hurry – Restaurant Week ends on Saturday, August 13!



Mills 50 will be alive with lures during the Poke’-Pub Crawl!

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Mills 50 is known as “The Intersection of Creativity and Culture”!  Coincidentally, many of the Pokestops in the new Pokemon Go game are located at art installations, murals and cultural icons, which is why Mills 50 has a higher concentration of stops than about any other part of Orlando.  Mills 50 also has a high concentration of entertainment establishments, so it’s only natural for the two to come together at the district’s Poke-Pub Crawl on Thursday July 21!  For only $5 attendees can buy a wristband good for drink specials at Restaurant ASH, Wally’s, Will’s Dirty Laundry, BART, St. Matthew’s Tavern, The Guesthouse, The Brass Tap, Quantum Leap WInery and Ten10 Brewing.  The District will be alive with lures at the 16 PokeStops along the crawl corridor! Trainers:  come out and catch ‘em all.  Non-trainers: come out and catch a buzz (but don’t drive afterwards!)  Wristbands will be sold at Wally’s and Ten10 Brewing starting at 6pm. Lures will be lit from 6pm – 10pm!


Are you ready for the Poke’ – Pub Crawl?

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Are you ready to prove you’re the very best?   Come put your skills to the test on Thursday, July 21 in Mills 50 District for the ultimate Pokémon Go event!   We’ll have lure modules activated from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM throughout the district, and drink specials from Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor, Restaurant ASH, Will’s Pub, BART, The Guesthouse, St. Matthew’s Tavern at the Orlando Beer Garden, The Brass Tap – Mills Park, Ten 10 Brewing Company and Quantum Leap Winery.

Stop by Ten10 brewing or Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors to get a $5 (cash only please) bar crawl wristband and a map with drink specials and lure drop times. This is a progressive event that will move through the district as the night goes on.

Pokémon trainers are encouraged to wear their team colors and try to level up as many Pokémon as they can!  We want to see what you’ve caught! Share with us using #Mills50 and#PokemonGo

The safety of our visitors is our top priority, so while we want you to have fun and catch them all, we ask that you continue to be aware of what is happening around you, including traffic on Mills Avenue.

Please vote in Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando 2016” !

Please vote foBest of OrlandoPlease vote for Mills 50 & Mills 50 businesses in the Orlando Weekly’s “Best of Orlando 2016”!   Mills 50 businesses have been nominated in an amazing 75 categories including Food & Drink, Arts & Culture, Music & Nightlife, Local Color and Goods & Services!  Be sure and cast your vote for Mills 50 for: best neighborhood to drink in, best neighborhood to eat in, best neighborhood to live in, best neighborhood to shop in, best place to show out-of-towners the real Orlando and best mural or other public art!




Dine Out for Orlando – June 30

When you dine out on Thursday, June 30 at participating restaurants you will be helping the victims and families of the Pulse tragedy.  Participating Mills 50 restaurants are First Watch – donating 100% of the profits of the day; Firebirds – Mills Park; Hawkers Asian Street Fare and Restaurant ASH.  Proceeds will benefit the OneOrlando Fund.  Do your part and dine out for Orlando on Thursday, June 30.



Be a little zany! Be part of Mills 50 Madcap!

Mills 50 Madcap is sort of like a scavenger hunt – sort of like a pub crawl – but mostly like a party!  It’s happening Saturday, June 11 starting at noon at The Brass Tap – Mills Park. Put a team together and solve puzzles and finish tasks throughout Mills 50 to win prizes, enjoy drink specials at participating bars and attend a fun after party!  It’s just $15 per person! Teams of up to 6 people. Costumes encouraged!  21+.  No wheeled transportation allowed. Sign up on line: cap poster