Category Archives: Fire Wire

June 26

Chicago’s Iconic Hot Dog Comes to Florida

Portillo’s, an iconic restaurant chain in the greater Chicago area, has announced that it’s opening in Tampa in early 2016. Company spokesman Nick Scarpina told Tampa Bay Business Journal that all Portillo’s units are corporate-owned and built from the ground up. The company is “in the final stages” of signing a lease in Tampa, he said. No […]

April 03

TRAVEL: LGBT Ft. Lauderdale

Spring break kicked off this week and while cities like Miami and Cancun are synonymous for legendary nightlife and extravagant Spring Break parties, Ft. Lauderdale has become notorious for its – versatile LGBT revelry.  From dance clubs to dungeons, drag shows to local shops, brunch to bears, Ft. Lauderdale – more specifically, Wilton Manors, has […]

February 09

Weddings by Savoy?

Yes, you read that right. Brandon Llewellyn, co-owner of the Ivanhoe neighborhood LGBT bar Savoy Orlando took to Facebook this afternoon to announce that the locale will now be offering “Weddings by Savoy, Dubsdread & Lee Forrest Design!!” A slue of photos followed the news, showing a staged wedding in the space. Llewellyn posted that […]

December 30

The Full Moon Lounge at Woodstock Opens Dec. 31

After its closing more than seven years ago, the historic Full Moon Saloon will soon reopen as a concert venue and bar. The property, built in 1915, was best known as a local gay watering hole that was a cross between a biker bar and a concert venue. The Full Moon Lounge at Woodstock is […]

November 13

Gilt Nightclub Grand Opening | November 12, 2014

New entertainment complex Gilt Nightclub opened its doors last night in the space formerly occupied by Roxy Nightclub. The club boasts a front lounge with billiards area along with a hookah station. From there you enter the main room which includes a 1,200 square foot dance floor and lush seating areas. Upstairs, enter a 6,000 […]

September 14

The Art of Fashion Runway Show at Neiman Marcus | Sept. 11, 2014

On Thursday, September 11, Neiman Marcus at Millenia Mall hosted an exclusive runway show to mark their 20 year anniversary and to debut their fall and winter line. Thanks to our liaison for the evening, Fine Apparel Selling Associate, Todd McKee, my date and I were granted back stage access to see even more of […]

August 28

The Daily City Pop-Up Shop | Sept. 3 – 7, 2014 presents the 2nd Annual Pop-Up Shop. This innovative retail concept, which will open Sept. 3 at the SODO shopping plaza, offers products designed by 30 of the most creative local brands. Mark Baratelli, the visionary behind Daily City won an Orlando Weekly Editors Pick for “Best Pop Up Shop in Orlando” this past year. […]

July 31

After 20 Years, MyOptics, Inc. Closes

Earlier this month, MyOptics, Inc., the designer eyewear boutique, officially closed its doors. On July 3,  exactly 20 years to the day they opened their original location on Orange Avenue. The closing comes with their lease end July 31 and after some personal setbacks in co-owner Peases’s life. He says that he will probably take […]

June 10

St. Pete Pride | June 27 – 29, 2014

On Friday, June 27, The State Theater will play host to “27/82,” a fundraising concert to assist in funding various Tampa Bay community organizations. The concert features The Real L Word’s Hunter Valentine, Macklemore’s Same Love vocalist Mary Lambert, local sensation Connor Zwetsch, and others. The concert is being presented by St Pete Pride and Sarasota […]