🌱 New Living Room Location + Haylie Duff Film + Purple Heart City

Good morning, neighbors! It’s Kristen, your host of the Dunedin Daily. Here’s what you need to know about what’s happening locally.


First, today’s weather:

A heavy t-storm in the pm High: 89 Low: 78.


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Here are the top stories today in Dunedin:

  1. Owners of the Living Room are opening a second location in Wesley Chapel which will be serving customers by the first week of August. In addition to the Living Room, Zach and Christina Feinstein own several Dunedin restaurants including The Black Pearl and Sonder Social Club. The menu will include some favorites from the Dunedin location with a few additional surprise items. This location will also look a bit different. According to the article,
    “When you walk in, the first thing you’ll see is a 100-year-old bookcase and hand-carved hostess stand that both came from a historic home in Hyde Park.” It will also have a covered outdoor patio for live music and a speakeasy-like room with a door hidden inside a bookshelf! (Neighborhood News)
  2. Look out Hollywood, Tampa Bay is coming for you! Haylie Duff is directing and starring in a new movie filming in Tampa Bay since Monday. Tentatively titled “Project Baby,” the movie is about “a married couple who is called out of town on a family emergency just prior to their son’s first birthday. The husband and wife ask their respective best friends to work together to look after the baby while planning the birthday party. ” Hilarity ensues as neither friend has experience with kids. This film is Duff’s directorial debut. Likely we’ll hear more about specific filming locations in the upcoming days. (Tampa Bay Times – Subscription Required)
  3. Did you know that Dunedin was designated Florida’s first Purple Heart City by the Military Order of the Purple Heart on August 3, 2006? A monument sits in the center of the park to recognize and pay tribute to those who have earned the military tribute by virtue of their bravery and sacrifice. Don’t forget, the Purple Heart Recognition Ceremony is on Sunday, August 7 at 6:00 PM in Purple Heart Park. (City of Dunedin via Facebook | Dunedin Gov)

Dunedin Daily Pic of the Day:

Owl in Dunedin | Submitted by Christina Carlee
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Today in Dunedin:

  • Live Music at the Fenway Hotel (6:00 PM)
  • 10 Years of Hip-Hop at Blur Nightclub (9:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Early bird all-access passes to the 5th Annual Dunedin International Film Festival are available now through July 31! Enjoy 50% off the event which is scheduled for January 12 through January 15, 2023. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. (Dunedin International Film Festival via Facebook | Eventbrite)
  • Pisces Sushi will be closed for lunch on July 27 and will reopen for dinner at 4:00 PM as their team continues to work hard to complete updates to the restaurant. (Pisces Sushi via Facebook)
  • Drag Bingo is back at Blur Nightclub next Tuesday at 7:00 PM with Traila Parks and Melanie Minyon! (Blur Nightclub via Facebook | Blur Nightclub)
  • Warrior ONE and Dunedin Cares have teamed up to offer two free strength training classes on July 29 in the Warrior ONE studio. To participate, bring 3 non-perishable food items or a $ 10 donation to help fund Dunedin Cares. An Upper Body Strength and Weight class is scheduled for 4:30 PM and a Lower Body Strength and Weight class will follow at 5:10 PM. Those interested can sign up at the link! (Dunedin Cares via Facebook | Sign Up)
  • The City of Dunedin wants to remind you NOT to throw flammable or hazardous chemicals in your garbage bin. They posted a video of what happens when a fuel-filled detergent bottle is placed in a garbage truck. Spoiler alert: It causes a fire! (City of Dunedin via Facebook)

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