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Newsy Nuggets: Turci Panino; Downtown Credo; rodizio

Written By Scott Joseph On July 26, 2023

Turci Panino interior

Turci Pasta, which took over the space that was Trevi Pasta, has now taken over the storefront next door that was China in College Park. (No international intrigue; it was a real estate transaction. No need to alert the United Nations.) But instead of expanding the fresh pasta purveyor’s footprint, owners Vinicius Turci and Nathalia Kalil have opened a new business, Turci Panino, specializing in the Italian sandwiches. Currently in soft opening (but hard salame still available), Turci Panino is offering BOGO panini – buy one and get another free. (Is the plural of BOGO BOGI?) Turci Panino is at 2122 Edgewater Drive, Orlando.

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Just as Downtown Credo has opened its limited location inside the Downtown Y, it has announced its Health Village store will close after Thursday, July 27. AdventHealth apparently has other plans for the space. (Wonder if the healthcare provider wasn’t concerned that Credo’s credo of allowing customers to pay whatever they wanted might spread to the hospital.)

Chima Steakhouse, a small Brazilian rodizio chain, has opened on Restaurant Row in the boneyard of a Bonefish Grill. (If I remember correctly, that was the area’s first Bonefish Grill.) The first Chima was in Uberlandia, Brazil; the first in the U.S. was Fort Lauderdale. The Orlando restaurant is the fifth.

Just across Sand Lake Road, the owners of Vines Grille & Wine Bar are planning a new concept for Downtown Orlando to be called White Rabbit Restaurant & Bar. Its warren will set up in a currently nondescript, boxy building at 27 E. Robinson, and it is being described as a New York style tapas restaurant. I have no idea what that means, but if it’s New York style it has to be good, right? Summer is the target open. (Picture a behatted hare running around saying, “I’m late, I’m late.”)

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