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Sunset Bodega, a new store/coffee shop in South Eola opens and then closes permanently within 3 days

A new corner store and coffee shop called Sunset Bodegea, opened on Wednesday, April 5 near Constitution Green in downtown Orlando’s South Eola neighborhood.


The new business located inside a former house that was built in 1933 on East Jackson Street and South Eola Drive had a soft opening on Wednesday from 12 pm to 5 pm

The bodega is situated in a former house built in 1933 at East Jackson Street.


Sunset Bodega, a new store/coffee shop in South Eola opens and then closes permanently within 3 days


On Wednesday and Thursday, while the business never opened its actual doors, it did offer food and drinks, including coffee, tea, espresso, smoothies, beer and more from a walk up window in the building.


“We will only be open through our walk up window this week,” the store said in an Instagram post. “If you give us a follow and like this post, you will get a free cup of coffee on us. Just show us at the window.”


All seemed to be going well, with the store even posting a picture on Instagram of new stock arriving at the store.


Sunset Bodega, a new store/coffee shop in South Eola opens and then closes permanently within 3 days

Then, today, Friday, April 7, the new business has announced on its instagram account that it has closed permanently.


"We are so sorry to announce that we will no longer be opening up in downtown Orlando."


The company appear to blame the City Of Orlando for the stores downfall, "The city staff has made it impossible for us to be successful."


The post continues "Please take it from us, downtown is going through major changes and the hierarchy that makes most of the decisions is controlled by one or two people. These people do not care about what’s best for us or our neighborhood, they only care about their agendas. Get ready for a lot of dust as the big buildings and developers continue to get their way with these same individuals. We will continue to live here, raise our kids here, and most importantly continue to love our city no matter what! Happy Easter and GOD bless"


No comments have been given by the City Of Orlando in response to the comments from Sunset Bodega.



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