“PLACE: A space that is an integral part and an extension of the natural world around it, yet reveals the individuality of those who reside there and allows people to interact meaningfully to create a deep sense of belonging.”
~ Marilyn Finnemore, Importance of Place
This Green House
Dandelion is located in an 1920′s house with hardwood floors, built in cabinets and shelves, and seats many happy customers in three different dining rooms and a front patio area. My Yard Farm maintains the edible landscaping on our front porch and the Florida School of Holistic Living maintains the medicinal community herb garden on green space that the Bodhi Tree calls home.
Conveniently located one mile from I-4 and the East West Expressway, we are tucked into a quiet street in the center of four quaint neighborhoods just outside of downtown. We are easily accessible & a popular destination spot but a little off the beaten path at the same time, just how we like it.
Dandelion anchors many holistic businesses along Thornton Ave collectively earning us the special designation of “Best Takeover of a City Block” by the Orlando Weekly. Our immediate neighbors include: Shine On Yoga, Misty Forest Enrichment Center for Kids, Florida School of Holistic Living and House of Health.
We are in close proximity to other destinations for the holistic & creative community such as Spiral Circle New Age Bookstore (celebrating over 20 years), Avalon, Infinity Wellness, Knowledge for Spiritual Living, Colonial Photo & Hobby and Sam Flax while being tucked next to the Asian & Vietnamese dining district, bringing lots of professionals during lunch, and a more casual and eclectic crowd in the evening.
Mills Fifty Mainstreet District
We are fortunate to enjoy the additional support of the newly formed Mills50 Mainstreet District who hold a bold vision for revitalizing the business district, bringing promotion, events and street improvements to the area.
Early on, Proprietor Julie Norris recognized the tremendous potential for Orlando to organize it’s diverse indie business, music and local food scene’s to help create pride of place and strengthen these areas through collaboration and focus. After incubating the concept for several years, she is proud to be a co-founder of the Progressive Local Alliance for Community Enrichment (PLACE) which promotes the Ourlando Movement through programs like the Local Indie Business Alliance, Local Food Alliance and is fostering the creation of a Social Investment Group, Local Currency and Local Music Alliance.