Downtown Orlando’s recent rebirth is exciting – and bittersweet — for entrepreneur Bob Snow, who brought the area to life in the ’70s with Church Street Station.
“It was singers and dancers and red hot girls and jugglers and bag pipe players, and about 25 buses on a Saturday night,” Snow reminisces. “We had Col. [Joe] Kittinger out there with six airplanes, sky-writing, hot air balloons and airshows. We had it all.”
It’s a good time for Snow to get involved again. He sits on the board for the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, just blocks from Church Street.
“With the performing arts center and Amway Center and all that’s going on, I think we are seeing a real renaissance now,” he said.