Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website) has opened their second location in Orlando, called Gaviota Brasas in the former home of Casa Barcelona on Colonial Drive . We covered the Casa Barcelona space closing this past January HERE where we were informed...
The new Chamberlin’s Market and Cafe (Website) location, just East of the intersection of Colonial Drive and Lake Baldwin Lane , is now open for business. The organic grocer was forced to move when Winter Park Village decided not to renew...
Weekley Homes, LLC, is set to present their development plan to the Municipal Planning Board on September 20, 2016, concerning a vacant lot at the corner of North Ferncreek Avenue and Concord Street . The project is seeking to place...
According to a Small Business Facade Program application, a new restaurant called Casa Barcelona will be opening in the former California Burrito Express building at 3922 E. Colonial Drive . From what we can see, the new Spanish restaurant is...
Crowd favorite DaVi Vietnamese Cuisine (Facebook | Website) is now closed. The restaurant opened in November of 2015 on the corner of Hampton and Colonial Drive, next to the forever-empty Tire Kingdom building .
This three bedroom, three bath home in Colonialtown sits on an 8,747 SF lot sandwiched between Mills 50, Thornton Park, Colonialtown, and the Milk District and is minutes away from Publix, YMCA, and the Colonial Plaza . The 1,724 SF...
  Following a brief hiatus, Oblivion Taproom (Facebook | Website) has reopened under the ownership of long-time patron, Shawn Paris. The past owners of the popular restaurant  announced that they would be closing suddenly at the end of January. Followed by...
Oblivion Taproom (Facebook | Website) announced on January 23, HERE, that they would be closing their popular restaurant/bar on January 31. Following an outcry on social media, the space has been purchased, after being officially closed for only three days. You can...
Oblivion Taproom (Facebook | Website) has announced that they will serve their last beer on January 31. The venue, located on Colonial Avenue , was known for having a large beer selection, consistently entertaining events, and tasty late-night menu. According to...
Photo via stormwaterpa.org   Following on the heels of the Art Box and Art Dumpster projects, the Mills 50 Mainstreet District has secured a $3,500 matching grant from the City of Orlando to decorate 25 storm drain in the area. The Art...
Smith & Adams (Facebook | Website) is a new artisan chocolate shop that will be opening next to Gigi's Cupcakes in the Colonial Plaza Marketplace and their mission is to "make tasty chocolate." The shop is owned by Kelly Smith...
The Burger King on West Colonial Drive will be updating its color scheme soon. Constructed in 1993, the proposed facade renovation will mostly result in an updated color scheme and new signage. Many other Burger King locations in Orlando have already...
An overhaul of a one-mile stretch of Bumby Avenue means it could be closed for about 20 months, according to City Hall. The part of Bumby affected will run from East Colonial Drive to Corrine Drive in Audubon Park (see map). According...
  The Southeastern corner of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive is for sale. The building that houses Anthony's Pizza (Website), The Space (Website) and iFixYouri (Website), as well as the abutting building that houses Hung's Custom Tailor Shop are being sold...
Despite appearances, Dillard's at Fashion Square Mall is not closing. The department store is currently transitioning into a clearance center, a concept that is being tried at almost 20 other locations around the country. The second floor has already closed. Almost...
Smashburger (Website | Facebook) opened their first Orlando location at 3162 East Colonial Drive across from the Fashion Square Mall . We told you in October about the plans to open Smashburger in the former Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries. Smashburger is a...
Back in March we first told you about the plan to add a 450-unit apartment complex behind the Colonial Marketplace shops near Fashion Square Mall. Construction has now begun for the apartment complex. The new apartment complex will be located at 980...
Dick's Sporting Goods (Website | Facebook) is now open at the Fashion Square Mall. The Dick’s is located on the east side of the mall on the property that used to be occupied by Toys-r-us at 724 Herndon Ave . The new 50,000...
Burlington Coat Factory (Website | Facebook) is now open at the Colonial Marketplace at 2933 E Colonial Drive . We told you back in June that the Burlington would go into the space that was formerly Office Max and AC Moore. The new store will is over...
The Winn-Dixie on Colonial Drive in Coytown will be closing soon. A spokesperson for the grocery story told Bungalower that the store at 2415 E. Colonial Dr. will close on or before Nov. 19 . "Closing underperforming stores is never easy for...
Smashburger (Website | Facebook) plans to open in Colonial Town across from the Fashion Square Mall. The restaurant will be located at 3162 E. Colonial Drive . Smashburger serves burgers that are smashed and then seared. Their signature sides are Smashfries...
Bulk Nation (Website | Facebook) is now open in the Colonial Plaza shopping center at 2522 E Colonial Dr . The new bulk style grocery store is a first for our area. They sell all sorts of items in bulk without the...
Gilt Nightclub (Website | Facebook) plans to open at 740 Bennett Road in Colonial Town . The new entertainment complex will go into the space formerly occupied by Roxy Nightclub. We got a tour of the new nightclub and the inside...
We told you about plans to add a apartments to the Fashion Square Mall area, and today we're getting a first look at what the first phase of those apartments will look like. What is being proposed is a 250 unit complex made...
The Fashion Square mall now includes a bowling alley and arcade. The new StrikeOuts Bowling Alley and Entertainment Center is located on the second floor of the mall next to Premiere Cinema 14. StrikeOuts features 12 lanes of bowling, a new...