Florida citrus season worst crop since 1930s

The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that Florida's 2022-2023 citrus season was the worst in almost 100 years. The 2022 hurricanes impacted crops as well as citrus greening.

Maryland Fried Chicken closing Winter Garden restaurant after 57 years

A popular chicken restaurant in Winter Garden is shutting down after 57 years in business. Maryland Fried Chicken is closing its doors on April 1, 2023 because of the impact of the pandemic had on their small business, and the owner hopes to sell all the food equipment and give back any profits to the employees.

Small businesses adapt to survive pandemic

One year after the start of the pandemic, some small businesses are thriving, beating the odds in these tough times. We talk to owners of a comic bookstore, a women's fashion boutique, and a high-end toys and kids clothing store to see how they have had to adapt to survive.

Finding success during a pandemic

It was exactly 365 days ago today that the World Health Organization made the announcement that would change all of our lives: the coronavirus had grown into a pandemic. Since then, people have lost their jobs, traveling stopped, and some of our favorite restaurants closed. Still, some businesses figured out a way to make it work.

Parramore developer brings new concept Church Street

As we recognize Black History Month, we spotlight a member of our local community. Timothy Green grew up in Paramore and is now a successful real estate developer. He is now giving back to the place he once called home.

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In March of 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis created an executive order to allow restaurants to offer carryout alcohol options. A new bill in the State Legislature could make that change permanent.

Full impact of minimum wage amendment unknown

Florida is the eighth state in the country and first in the South to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars an hour. Some small business owners are concerned they may have to cut staff and raise prices for products or services.

Fall festivities in Winter Park

Winter Park closed down Park Avenue this week to attract crowds to shops and restaurants while providing social distancing.

Restaurant recovery hits slowdown

Restaurant employment levels continued to rise last month but have reached a slowdown, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Biketoberfest coronavirus concerns

There are questions about the future of Biketoberfest, which is scheduled for next month. Daytona Beach leaders say restrictions on permitting will stay in place for now, even though the state has moved into Phase 3 reopening.