Orlando’s Overheard: Savoy legal woes and ASH for sale?

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Sa-Woes for Savoy

On March 17, a lawsuit was filed against Sister Wives Inc. (the new Savoy) which also named Savoy owners Patrick Razo, Brandon Lllewellyn and Chris Hannay. The complaint for breach of promissory note was filed by George Butler and Randall Lambright, original owners of Savoy for a breach of contract.

In April of 2013, the three had an agreement to purchase Savoy for the sum of $210,700.

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Overheard in Orlando: The ghost of Fred Berliner

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All things Pointe to staying open
The Orlando Sentinel recently reported that the remaining restaurant for FMI, Funky Monkey at Pointe Orlando, wanted out of their lease, which was set to expire in 2019. Claiming that the construction walls that temporarily went up last year as part of an improvement overhaul of Pointe Orlando hurt their business, FMI balked. Of course, FMI had also filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in December of last year. Despite the high International Drive convention and tourist traffic, often boasted on their Facebook page that packed the restaurant, Eddie Nickell said that he and Nick Olivieri (who co-own FMI) were looking to move their business elsewhere plan to expand into a larger space. As of last week, Eddie Nickell said they were in the final stages of having a plan of reorganization approved by the courts and, despite the Sentinel’s story, Eddie said all of their creditors are on board with them. The plan will be to continue at full operation until June.

Give & Receive
Twas the season of giving and all through the land, people were providing, but mostly to a bigoted red can. But in its place there are other diverse people with needs. Like GLBT Center and Hope and Help with a pantry that feeds. With a call put out to all the helpers out there, folks from Brighthouse to the Prime Timers showed up with good tiding to share. Bikes were delivered for children to ride and even basic toiletries to help those on the side. You see, this season is about love and community and helping those that help others that let live and be judgment free.

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Overheard in Orlando: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts… there’s an app for that!

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Orlando boys and their balls
Orlando was well represented this past holiday weekend in Fort Lauderdale during the 20th Annual Hurricane Showdown Softball Tournament.
The Orlando Sliders were the big winners for the D division. Over the same weekend, Fort Lauderdale was also host to their very first ever Fort Lauderdale Gay Days. Reports say the inaugural event wasn’t nearly as well attended as Gay Days Orlando or Gay Days Vegas.

Happy Barber-Days
The Barber fund that helps those living with cancer, honoring John “Tweeka” Barber is benefiting from some funny fundraisers. On Dec. 8, Miss Comedy Queen Holiday Spectacular, Tweeka was a former Miss Comedy Queen. And on Dec. 19, a Fringe Festival Pepe returns with a slew of his “beetches. Pepe’s Christma-Kwanz-Kah, special features performers Blue, Janine Klein, Lady Raptastic and many more. Both hysterical holiday events will be held at the Venue.

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