We believe “you are where you eat.” Does it matter where you shop? We think it does. Should you care about your neighbors? We do. We know Orlando has many worthy charitable organizations and we do our best to support them. These things matter to us. Have you thought about the “community record” of your favorite restaurant or business? We have. And our record speaks for itself. We hope that you value our commitment to the community.

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Thanksgiving Meals And Bikes
For Kids With Commissioner
Patty Sheehan

Every year Ustler Group of Companies partners with District 4, Commissioner Patty Sheehan to provide Thanksgiving Meals and bicycles for the families and children living at Reeves Terrance Public Housing. “Craig is the first person to write a check so that our children have bicycles to ride to school. He has turkeys and Thanksgiving meals delivered to over 175 families at Thanksgiving. Craig believes in giving back to his community and those less fortunate,” said Commissioner Sheehan, City of Orlando.

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Urban Think Foundation

Urban Think Bookstore was a 3000 SF local and independent bookstore in Thornton Park developed in 2001 by principals Craig Ustler, Picton and Carla Warlow, Taylor Dudley and various investors. It was redeveloped in 2010 as “Urban Rethink”, which was a co-working environment and community space for the creative class. Urban ReThink closed in October 2013. A surviving legacy is the Urban Think Foundation which has developed successful educational, creative and literary programs, including Page 15 and Burrow Press.

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The Orlando Polaroid Project

The Orlando Polaroid Project was the result of several urban planning ideas and challenges that I’ve been thinking about for the past few years. I have found some validation in the popularity of cities and the documented market shift to walkable urbanism, but I’m left wondering why the places we are building don’t feel better or create a sense of community.

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Ustler Group of Companies supports the following charities and organizations by hosting events at our restaurants, making significant donations or volunteering.

  • A Gift for Teaching
  • Adult Literacy League
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida
  • Burnham Institute
  • Central Florida Gator Club
  • Christian Service Center
  • Coalition for the Homeless
  • Congress for the New Urbanism
  • Commercial Real Estate Women
  • Creative City Project
  • CREDO
  • Downtown Arts District (DAD)
  • Downtown Orlando Foundation (DOF)
  • Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP)
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • Easter Seals Florida
  • Edgewater High School Foundation
  • Fatone Family Foundation
  • Florida Citrus Sports
  • Florida Real Estate Foundation
  • Foundation for Foster Children
  • Give Kids The World
  • Grace Medical Home
  • Hope & Health Center of Central Florida
  • Junior Achievement
  • Junior League of Greater Orlando
  • Lake Eola Charter School
  • Lake Highland Preparatory School
  • Lighthouse Central Florida
  • Mad Cow Theatre
  • Make A Wish Foundation
  • March of Dimes
  • Mennello Museum of American Art
  • MetroPlan Orlando
  • Nap Ford Community School
  • New Hope for Kids
  • Orange County Regional History Center
  • Orlando Film Festival
  • Orlando Science Center
  • Parramore Kidz Zone
  • Princeton Elementary School
  • Rollins College
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
  • Shepherd’s Hope
  • Special Olympics
  • Steinway Society of Central Florida
  • The Faine House
  • The Florida Hospital Foundation
  • The Smart Ride
  • United Arts of Central Florida
  • University of Central Florida Foundation
  • University of Florida
  • University of Miami School of Architecture
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Urban Think Foundation & Page 15
  • YMCA of Central Florida
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“Craig Ustler and Ustler Group of Companies is the definition of corporate philanthropy. Craig is involved in many volunteer and leadership positions with the City of Orlando, but his greatest gift in my opinion is his ongoing support for thirteen years of the children of Reeves Terrace Public Housing. Craig is the first person to write a check so that our children have bicycles to ride to school. He has turkeys and Thanksgiving meals delivered to over 175 families at Thanksgiving. Craig believes in giving back to his community and those less fortunate.”

Commissioner Patty Sheehan, City of Orlando

“Citrus Restaurant is a great partner when it comes to hosting events. Orlando is my hometown, and it is a pleasure to work with a local group that is so committed to giving back to the community.”

Joey Fatone, Singer/Actor/Host

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“The staff at Citrus was great and made everyone feel welcome. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was sharp.”

Chris Carmody, Past President, Central Florida Gator Club