June 25, 2022

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 6/23/2022

"When the dumpsters showed up, we knew there was something wrong."

-- David Sarfati

Heather Squires doesn’t know where she’s going. For three years, she has lived at the Magic Castle hotel, paying for her room by working there.

“Now I have to find a home and a job,” Squires said Wednesday, tearing up. “That’s a lot to dump on someone in less than 24 hours.”

Residents of the hotel learned Monday that the hotel had been purchased and the new owners were forcing everyone out.

Located along Kissimmee’s tourist strip, Magic Castle was the setting for the award-winning movie “The Florida Project” released in 2017. It came to be known as the quintessential pay-by-the-week motel used by low-wage residents who can’t afford market-rate apartments amid Central Florida’s tourism-dependent economy.

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