Ivanhoe Village Main Street was approved by the City Council yesterday and is up and running. This is the organization that we heard about at our last meeting that is made up of businesses, cultural organizations, Florida Hospital, and community representatives, and is devoted to promoting the Orange Avenue corridor from Magnolia to Florida Hospital as a community “main street” providing recreation, culture, commerce and health care to our community. This group plans to eventually expand into the commercial parts of our neighborhood along Virginia and Alden. I believe that we share many of the same long term goals as this group. Ivanhoe Village is planning a kickoff event to celebrate its inception on Saturday 26 April. This event will feature live music, refreshments, activities for the kids, and various other activities sponsored by the member organizations and businesses.
-Gordon Spears, Vice President