We have good news and bad news taking place in our restaurant community. Lets get to the bad news first. NOPA Grill which stood for Not On Park Avenue has closed.

Belle Isle Bayou in Orlando has also closed.

The popular Greek Flame Taverna in Dr Phillips has also closed. I am told the owners of the commercial property did not renew their lease. I am also told they are still doing catering and looking for a new location.

Finally good news to report! Charley’s Steak House operated by the Talk of the Town group is making plans building their new restaurant at Lee Rd and 17-92. Yes, same intersection as Flemings and Ruth Chris and right down the road from Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster (formerly Del Friscos).  Nice change so used to seeing the Talk of the Town Restaurants operating in the tourist district.

A new desert restaurant called Better Than Sex will open in the Ivanhoe Village area. This restaurant will take over the space currently occupied by Wolfie’s Pizzamia. So yes, Wolfie’s Pizzamia will close.

Also the old closed Nascar Café at Universal Studios City Walk will become a NBC Sports restaurant. Construction has started.

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