Located at 30 South Magnolia Avenue is a three-story building constructed by Edward Kuhl and James Delaney over 130 years ago. After miraculously surviving the 1884 fire, which destroyed neighboring businesses including The Reporter, Orlando's first newspaper, the building became the home to the town's first local post office. Later one of Orlando’s premier musicians of the day, Harry Alexander Newell, taught music on the third floor, right where we gather today. Later Dr. James Nixon Butt purchased this building and moved in his medical practice. After hosting Kincaid Carpentry, then Johnson Electric, the building was purchased for 26,000 dollars in 1933, and took on the familiar name of MATHERS FURNITURE store. In the 1980s, extensive renovations to the building were needed. After rising from the ashes, it was appropriately named THE PHOENIX BUILDING. Other known tenants have included Arnold's Grocery Store, the Knights of Pythias, and a drug store soda fountain. Today, beneath the original exposed wood-trust ceiling, our guests add to our building's history of over 140 years! We continue to believe in celebrating our future without forgetting about our past; So together let's make history!
A 19th century historical building, The Robinson takes the decadent brick and old-school feel of the original construction and presents it in a vibrant and modern light. We are focused on being a gathering spot for any time of day or occasion, be it a business meeting, a private event or late night food with inventive drinks; the two stories are designed for it all.
Commissioned for Norman Robinson (Florida’s State chemist) in 1884, we aim to mirror that spirit with our innovatively sustainable food and beverage programs. We have breakfast, lunch, evening snacks for dining options as well as forward-thinking cocktails, tap juices and boutique wine/beer/spirits selections. We are always searching for what's best and fresh to share with you.
The first floor is the Coffee Room, a bar/restaurant for all times of the day, a downtown hang-out spot. We shift gears throughout the day and have a simple yet expansive menu that offers mocktails, cocktails, beer, wine, food, snacks and more. The second story is the Cocktail Room, dedicated to the night-time with a killer happy hour, a moodier appeal and an emphasis on unique music (live or our curated playlists).
An intimate historic retreat, the Courtyard at Lake Lucerne is the perfect getaway tucked in a charming garden setting in the heart of downtown Orlando. Walking distance to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Perform Arts, Church St., Lake Eola, Camping World Stadium, and downtown Orlando Amway.
Guests may enjoy the garden, walk around Lake Lucerne just steps from the Inn, or explore the Lake Cherokee Historic District. The beauty of Old Orlando's streetscape avenues may be strolled or enjoyed by the city's free bus system that runs through downtown daily.
There are many area attractions including: Disney World, Universal Orlando, Sea World, and Winter Park. All just 20-25 minutes away.
Ann Teague’s Lamp Supply harkens back to the original use of the three-story structure from 1904. It is a simple and stripped down cocktail bar with a neighborhood feel while retaining the high standards of a true speakeasy establishment back in the 1900’s. This fun, lamp-filled concept will be re-opening as soon as we can!
We also have a secret third floor that will tout elevated and creative cocktail menu items that will take you on a journey all around the globe exploring spice routes and unique flavors.