Episode 10 – How Orlando Fashion Square is Reinventing Itself

Orlando Fashion Square was the city’s first mall having opened in 1973. It’s evolved over the years and now stands for being Orlando’s community-based mall. The Orlando Mall Guy Mark Schaub explores what that means and discusses these changes.

In addition, Orlando food blogger and author Ricky Ly of TastyChomps.com joins the podcast to talk about the Asian Lunar Parade and his favorite places to eat the mall. And finally, Mark dishes what five new tenants are coming to Altamonte Mall.

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Show Notes

00:00 – Intro and welcome

01:12 – Meetup!

02:00 – How Orlando Fashion Square is reinventing itself

11:55 – Interview with Ricky Ly, Founder of TastyChomps.com

24:40 – Orlando Sentinel reports five new tenants coming to Altamonte Mall: Soma Intimates, Chico’s, HEM Fashion Shoes, A Kup of Cake and Pholicious

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Mark Schaub

My name is Mark and I’m a mall-aholic. As a native Orlandoan, I’ve been visiting them since I can remember. I’ve also worked in a couple and consider myself a self-appointed expert. There’s been a lot of change when it comes metro Orlando’s mall landscape, and I’ve taken it upon myself to chronicle it. Each mall has a story to tell, and having graduated from the University of Central Florida and double majored in journalism and radio/television, I feel I’m best equipped to make those stories come alive here at Orlando Mall Guide. So whether you’re a local or a tourist needing a shopping break from the attractions, I’m your hookup.