UPDATE: The Mayor is unable to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and will be replaced by District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill.    The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (Website) is partnering with Aloft Orlando (Website) to launch a new foster dog...
The City's Community Redevelopment Agency's Advisory Board will be looking at a proposal at their upcoming meeting on Thursday, May 24 to possibly bring back the short-lived Downtown Ambassador program. The program, in partnership with Block by Block (Website), to...
SPONSORED: Orlandoans have another option to keep cool this summer with a new series of Sunday matinees movie screenings, featuring films that are linked to Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center will supply the popcorn and beverages, along with interesting...
EDIT: Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment wanted everyone to know, via Donovan Public Relations, that Questlove only helped curate it, but that it's not all about him.    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots has curated and directed an estate-approved...
Noir Cafe (Facebook) opened in the CityArts Factory back in 2017, almost a year ago. For their one year anniversary, the Downtown coffee and sandwich shop will be celebrating by giving away BOGO coffee/caffeinated beverages all day on Thursday, May...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gilbert King, will be speaking at the Orange County Regional History Center on Monday, May 14, as part of a benefit for the Historical Society of Central Florida and the First Amendment Foundation. The talk will...
A developer has applied to update the Future Land Use of the lot at 409 N. Magnolia Street where the Travelodge currently sits from Office-High to DT-AC. If granted by the Municipal Planning Board on May 15, the change...
A new type of event venue will be opening in Downtown Orlando this summer, one that focuses on throwing stuff. Epic Axe Throwing (Website) is a throwing range for axe-tossing enthusiasts aged 14 and up. Anyone under the age of...
On June 23 and 24, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will play live to the third film in the wizarding series, Harry Potter; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,  at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Arguably the first...
"Hey Bungalower, that foam-snow is still all over Downtown. Are they really going to clean it up?" - Bungalower Reader As we wrote about previously HERE, it has been "snowing" Polystyrene in Downtown Orlando for the past few months. The source...
The Historical Society of Central Florida (Website) has received a grant from the Contigo Fund in the amount of $30,972 in support of their One Orlando Collection Initiative that collects and preserves memorial items related to the Pulse nightclub...
Catalyst Spaces' has announced the eight participating start-ups for the spring cohort of their advanced technology accelerator, VentureScaleUp (Website). This is the fifth cohort of the program which provides mentorship and inspiration to participating organizations with a network of professional...
In a follow up to the designs we shared on April 4, 2018 HERE, the developers behind the Golden Sparrow development have released more information regarding their mixed-use, multi-family tower planned for a vacant Downtown parcel. The three-phase, three-tower Golden...
The Downtown Arts District hosted an exhibition of a donated collection of modern art, gifted by the Walt Disney World. Over 50 pieces of art, created by 27 artists, were given to the Downtown Arts District in the hopes of...
Colonial Drive has reopened for east and westbound traffic at the Interstate 4 intersection with Garland Avenue following a brief closure over the weekend. Unexpected detours through Downtown Orlando had traffic backed up along Orange Avenue and several downtown sidestreets...
Juice Bike Share (Facebook | Website) is celebrating their third year of operating Orlando's first bike share system with a party/bike ride on Tuesday, May 1. Party-goers are invited to meet at Wall Street Cantina (Facebook) for event registration and...
New kid on the Downtown block Blackstar (Website) is hosting RuPaul alum Naomi "look at those gams" Smalls and DJ Dani Toro this Friday. The event is part of a Brink throwback takeover in honor of the short-lived gay bar/LGBTQ...
The Facilities Management Division is looking to sign a contract with Freeport Fountains (Website) to upgrade the lighting system of the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain on Lake Eola. Freeport Fountains actually refurbished the fountain in 1999 and is already...
As we revealed HERE in December, 2017, Venue 578, formerly Firestone, has been undergoing extensive renovations as it slowly becomes a new concept called Vanguard. The renovations are part of a campus-wide rehab of three separate venues that include the...
A new coffee shop called Deeply Coffee (Instagram) is moving into the Aspire building at 111 N. Magnolia Avenue . While the address is no longer listed on their socials, you can clearly see the unique window and view of...
An entity named Midtown Opportunities XIIIB, LLC has applied for a Master Plan amendment that would allow them to place a 900-unit, multi-family, mixed-use development on a vacant lot located at 434 N. Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando. The...
PROMO: UCF Celebrates the Arts (Website) is the local university's annual showcase of student, staff, and community partner presentations. This year's event will be hosted from April 6-14 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
SPONSORED by Olde Town Brokers: This 1,486 SF penthouse loft at the Metropolitan, located at 151 E. Washington Drive in Downtown Orlando, has some of the best views of of Lake Eola in the City. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom LA-style loft...
New designs have been submitted for the much-anticipated Class A office remodel for the former AT&T building located at 500 N. Orange Avenue . We previously wrote about the ambitious 111,650 SF project HERE in May, 2017. Since then the developer,...