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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

February 2013  

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Ongoing Main Street Events


Main Street CRA Board Meeting - First Thursday of the month at 12 noon in City Hall


Recycle - Every Wednesday. Regular garbage pickup - Thursday or Friday (instead of Monday or Tuesday).


Historical Society - Every 3rd Monday at Noon. Meeting at the Depot Museum. The Museum is open Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 10 am to 3 pm.  Call (863) 453-3525 for more information.


TAG Studio - The Artists Group (T.A.G.) Studio, located in the Hotel Jacaranda, is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 3 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm for viewing.  They also have classes in painting, clay, and jewelry.  Classes run from November - April.  For more information, please call (863) 784-7346. 


Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club - Every Friday at 6:45 AM

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Julie Diaz-Nichols at (863) 370-7608 for more information.

Avon Park Noon Rotary Club - Every Wednesday at Noon  

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Forrest Hilton at (863) 452-2906.  


Avon Park Library Free Film Series -

Children's movie every Saturday at 11 am with free popcorn and juice for children.

Matinee every Saturday at 2 pm showing popular new releases and some old favorites.

Story time for children ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10 am.

Call (863) 452-3803.




Welcome to the Avon Park CRA - Main Street District February e-Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.

For more information about the Avon Park CRA, visit   www.AvonParkCRA com
 Main Street CRA Events


Avon Park Working to Attract Entrepreneurs

Avon Park, the City of Charm, is working to entice new businesses to the downtown area.  In 2011/2012, the city reduced its sanitation rates and sewer rates by 10 percent for customers within the city limits.  For 2012/2013, property taxes were reduced by 39 percent, going from the highest to the lowest in the county.  And the City Council passed a resolution and ordinance in March that allows new utility customers to finance their connection fees to facilitate becoming an Avon Park utility customer.  With all of these incentives, Avon Park is seeing a growth in the downtown area, with more new businesses slated to open soon.   Open for Business 



Avon Park's

Financial Picture

Continues to Improve 

Avon Park is scheduled to be
100-percent debt-free by December 2015.  The City is also projecting another large property tax reduction for the 2013-14 budget year. Financial stability and debt management were two of the city council's previously established priorities, along with annexation and growth, a business-friendly atmosphere, lower fees and taxes for residents and businesses, and quality-of-life improvements. City Manager Julian Deleon added employee relations to the list and the council added two more priorities - code enforcement pro-activeness and more community events sponsored through the community redevelopment agency. Debt-free


Please Welcome the Newest Restaurant

to the Main Street CRA District 


 Super Chicken

Rotisserie & Grill 

123 West Main Street

(863) 453-3747

Open 11 am - 6:30 pm

Monday - Saturday



And Don't Forget the Other

Restaurants in the CRA District 


Depot Restaurant

  & Catering 

21 West Main Street

(863) 453-5600 

Open 6 am - 3 pm 

7 days a week 


Dutchers Diner 

1012 West Main Street

(863) 453-8824

Open 6 am - 3 pm

7 days a week 



Eighteen East 

18 East Main Street

(863) 453-1818 

Open 2 pm - 11 pm

Monday - Saturday 


 Jacaranda Hotel 

19 East Main Street

        (863) 453-2211

Open Mon - Fri 11 am - 2 pm

and Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Sundays 11 am - 2 pm 



taqueria merlo

 Taqueria Merlo

1004 West Main Street

(863) 452-1811

 Open 5 am - 9 pm

7 days a week



 Domino's Pizza

  1093 West Main Street

 (863) 452-5116

 Sun-Thurs 11 am - 10 pm

 Fri 10 am - 11 pm         Sat 11 am - 11 pm



Maryland Fried Chicken 

904 West Main Street

(863) 453-5256 

Open 10 am - 9 pm Sun - Thur 

  10 am - 9:30 pm Friday & Saturday 




339 US 27 South

(863) 452-2009

Open 24 hours a day


  Pizza Hut 

 310 US 27 North

 (863) 452-5101

Open 11 am - 10 pm Sunday - Thursday

          11 am - 11 pm Friday and Saturday



Coming soon....

March 22nd and 23rd - Springtime on the Mall

 April 20th - Rotary Bluegrass & Blueberry Festival

Thank you for reading the Main Street Avon Park CRA E-newsletter.  Stay tuned for more information, and visit us online at www.AvonParkCRA.com.

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