Shoppes of West Church Street

The Shoppes of West Church Street are located in Orlando, Florida, not too far from many of Orlando's best known attractions. The area is not as well known as some of the other shopping destinations in Orlando such as International Drive and Downtown Disney, but there are a variety of shops and this is great place to go if you are looking to escape the crowds and especially the kids. One of the most famous buildings on Church Street is 55 West on the Esplanade. This building has a slanted roof and the top of it glows blue at night. The building is an important part of the Orlando skyline. There is a pool on top that overlooks the downtown area of Orlando and is decorated to feel like a tropical oasis. Also inside the building is a restaurant, a nightclub, a 7-Eleven, a piano bar and eventually, the Mad Cow Theatre Complex. The shops used to struggle to get attention. In 1997, many of the shop owners were concerned they would go out of business because the street received hardly any attention as a shopping destination. No matter how much the restaurants and shops in the area offered, there were still only just a few people each day stopping by.

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