Vintage photos from the early days of Stardust Video & Coffee
Why single out Stardust? Partly because there isn't room to list every business that moved Orlando's cultural goalposts forward (I see you, Park Ave CDs, and you too, Enzian Theater ... and and and). But mostly because Stardust was/is so many things to so many people. It may have started out as a place to pick up a flick and get a caffeine jolt, but in the 16 years it's been around, it's become so much more.
Owner Katherine Bennett says, "My theory is that pretty early on it became what whoever was coming in needed it to be." The name of the store, a reference to Woody Allen'sStardust Memories, is appropriate, because for a lot of us, it's where we formed our best Orlando memories.
- From Jessica Bryce Young's story,"In its 16 years Stardust Video & Coffee has become a vital cultural crossroads for Orlando"
Photos from Facebook group: Stardust Video & Coffee - the vault