First Green Bank filed paperwork seeking approval for a series of facade improvements on their new building Downtown, located at 250 N. Orange Avenue . The Appearance Review Board (APB) was requested to grant a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval...
Orlando residents can now begin submitting their entries for the Downtown Development Board's Best of DTO photography contest. This year's contest has five categories: Live: Dealing with Downtown's urban environment; historic preservation, housing, civic activity, arts and culture, the environment, and transportation. ...
Ace Cafe Orlando  (Facebook | Website) formally opens for business on Friday, May 19 at 7 a.m., but our hot shot cameraman/reporter, Jon Busdeker, got an inside look at what all the hullaballoo is about, a day early. Check out our earlier...
Last week we revealed that the tenant of CityArts' coffee shop space would be called Noir Cafe, HERE. Today we learned that Chef Bob Milligan III will open his new space for an early preview of the space during...
The District is a reoccurring series, hosted by our partners at Studio 17 TV (Facebook | Instagram| Website), that operates as your guide to what’s happening in the City Beautiful. Each month, Bungalower and Studio 17 TV round up the most exciting...
The Downtown Development Board (DDB), via the City of Orlando's Procurement and Contracts Division, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the position of the Downtown Orlando Farmers Market Manager. The Manager is responsible for overall management of the...
EDIT: Space is limited. Click HERE to register. Drag Queens will be reading stories to Orlando children at the Orlando Public Library on June 12 at 5:30 p.m., in recognition of Orlando Together Day. The event is being hosted by Impulse...
The Orange County Library system (Facebook | Website) has announced their programming for the month of June. Events include a lecture on the enduring impact of Spider-Man, a new speaker series at the Melrose Center, dog training workshops, an...
UPDATE: Bungalower originally stated that the decision to move the statue was based on a Council vote, however, this was in fact an executive decision made by th eMayor.  Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made an executive decision The Orlando City...
Events this weekend will draw thousands of visitors to Downtown Orlando, so the City of Orlando has issued a Transportation advisory for travelers in the area who may be affected by road closures or excessive traffic. Travelers are encouraged to...
Mather’s Social Gathering (Website), the new library/speakeasy/watering hole we wrote about in January HERE, will soft open on Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m. The new venue is an effort by Team Market Group, the people behind Red Mug Diner, and...
The former Orlando AT&T building, located at 500 N. Orange Avenue , will be converted into new Class A office space by early 2018. The currently vacant, five-story, 118,517 SF building is now owned by Michigan-based West Second Street Associates,...
PROMO: The touring production of Matilda the Musical has arrived at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and will run through May 19. The musical is based on the cult-favorite film from 1996 of the same name, which was in...
  "Hey Bungalower, did you see all the trash in Lake Eola after Earth Day? It's disgusting. What can we do about it?" - Bungalower reader The above message was sent to us via Facebook, in regards to litter that was...
There will be a free screening of the film Bikes vs. Cars at the Gallery at Avalon Island at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Bikes vs. Cars (Website) is a film project that looks into the "daily global drama in traffic," presenting solutions...
A new coffee shop will open in the former home of Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, in the CityArts Factory, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pine Street . Barnies closed in February, 2016. More on that HERE. Noir Cafe is...
The City of Orlando will be hosting a summit for Central Florida's LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Beardall Senior Center . The Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit (OYES) is meant to provide...
Red Mug Diner (Facebook | Website) has recently halved its dining room in order to make room for a new poke shop concept. Click HERE for that story. The two spaces are bisected by a wall of white paper at the...
Popular Wynwood-based restaurant, Ono Poke Shop (Facebook | Website)  is opening a location in Downtown Orlando. The location will take up half of the footprint that Red Mug Diner (Facebook | Website) previously occupied on Pine Street . The two...
Art in Odd Places (Website) is back for their third year of putting odd art in places in Downtown Orlando. The outdoor visual and performance art festival, sponsored by the Downtown Arts District, places a smorgasbord of contemporary installations along Magnolia Avenue...
Harry P. Leu, the namesake of Leu Botanical Gardens in Audubon Park, is one of Orlando's most memorable residents. In 1926 Leu purchased four acres of land next to the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and Garland Street, and converted an old...
Ace Cafe Orlando  (Facebook | Website) has formally announced that they will be opening their doors on Friday, May 19 at 7 a.m. The 35,000 SF motor-themed entertainment complex was expected to open in late April, but was delayed until May. The...
CityLab Orlando (Website) is an off-campus program run by the University of Florida, in their Graduate School of Architecture, and is located in Downtown Orlando. The three-year program teaches students about architecture and urban theory, and allows for individual research...
ReThink Your Commute (Website) has launched their second iteration of their Go DTO campaign, encouraging alternative modes of transportation to Orlando's Downtown core throughout the month of May. Go DTO (Website) allows commuters to earn points, badges, and prizes by...
Garland Avenue will experience a long-term single lane closure for the next 11 months as part of ongoing I-4 Ultimate construction. The other to travel lanes between South Street and Washington Street will remain open. Again, the closure is expected to...