The Orlando Science Center (Website) is looking for a local artist to make a permanent exhibition piece called Love Reshaped that would be comprised of origami pieces from a former installation. The new installation must make use of the 1300 origami hearts...
Following on the earlier announcement that Dr. Phillips Charities would be transforming western College Park with their new Packing District development, even more information has been released. We already knew that the 100+ acres that are being gifted to the...
The Orlando Indie Comedy Festival (Facebook | Website) will return in March, 2018 with more acts than ever. The festival committee received 140 applications from Florida comics alone and another 272 applications from across the country. The festival is a...
The 800 SF single-family home located at 717 Virginia Drive was recently bulldozed to make way for a new development. The house was built in 1940 and according to the Orange County Property Appraiser, the lot sold in July...
As we reported HERE in November, the 10th annual Orlando Zine Fest will be taking place on Saturday, December 16 at the Dirty Laundry Amphitheater by Wills Pub and Lil Indies at 1042 N. Mills Avenue . The event is...
Chef Roberto Treviño will open his new Latin/Asian restaurant concept, El Buda (Website), on Thursday, December 7. The new restaurant is located in the former home of Chicago Pizza and the short-lived Maddey's Craft and Cru at 116 West Church St ...
College Park  Main Street has named Jeffrey Kurtz as their new Executive Director. Kurtz has a B.A. in History and Master's Degree in Public History. College Park will be the third Main Street he has managed since 2010, preceded by Main...
The Milk District, one of Orlando's newest Main Street Districts, will soon be hanging banners to mark their territory, because Main Street. The City has allowed nine other Main Streets to hang street pole banners in an effort to brand...
Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use "Packing District" in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over...
Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) has opened their new Mills 50 location in the former Cruises Only building at 1011 E. Colonial Drive . The grand opening was held on December 2, revealing a completely redone interior featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a service counter...
Chef Pete Morales, formerly of F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary, has announced an impending partnership with Croissant Gourmet's owner, Francois Cahagne. The College Park eatery will be transforming into Tartine Wine Bar and Eaterie by the end of...
Mai Bistro (Facebook | Website) opened their fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop. The menu will focuses on “authentic Vietnamese street food” featuring sandwiches made with fresh-daily French baguettes baked on-site, and French-inspired pastries. Other menu items include sticky rice, Vietnamese crepe rolls,...
Orlando-based band, Beemo (Website), has just released a new animated music video featuring graffiti-tagging dinosaurs and a hat-wearing human investigator hunting down his suspect through the Mills 50 District called "Just Wait." The Americana band is comprised of percussionist Justin...
Boston Bakery and Cafe (Facebook) has expanded into the space next door to their Mills 50 shop located at 1525  E. Colonial Drive . The shop is known for their affordable and tasty banh mi selection as well as their boba...
Jay Smith, the long-time owner of Cavenaugh's Fine Wines (Facebook | Website) has sold his shop to a former wine distributor after being in business for roughly 20 years. Smith told Bungalower that he was looking forward to his retirement...
Plans to convert the Colonial Bowling Lanes (Website) property into a three-story personal storage facility are one step closer to reality, as of mid-October. The Municipal Planning Board marked the plans for recommended approval at their October 17 meeting, despite a...
Orlando Zine Fest (Facebook) is in its tenth consecutive year (supposedly - nobody can confirm) of celebrating the local 'zine scene. The word "zine" is short for magazine and refers to a form of self-published print products usually created with...
The Ivanhoe Village Main Street will host their iconic sign lighting holiday kick-off event on Friday, November 17 at 6 p.m., as they switch on the OUC historic Happy Holidays/Happy New Year sign. This is the official signal that the...
Award-winning artist, conveniently named JR Artist (Facebook | Website), is bringing his photo booth truck to 35 cities across the country as part of his Inside Out Project: Dreamers, in solidarity with the DREAM Act - a legislative proposal...
Mai Bistro (Website) is scheduled to open their new fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop in the former Colonial Scientology building on Friday, November 17. The menu will focus on "authentic Vietnamese street food" featuring sandwiches made with fresh-daily French baguettes baked...
Milk District Postal, which opened this past June at 320 S. Bumby Avenue  has closed. We covered the opening HERE. No reason for the closure has been given and the Milk District is once again post office-less.
As announced by other media outlets earlier in the week, organic grocer the Farmacy (Website) will be pulling out of its space at North Quarter Market (Website). However, a number of other vendors will be moving into the space left...
The new Mills 50 location of Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) is scheduled to open no December 2 at 1011 E. Colonial Drive by Lazy Moon Pizza. Lineage's owner, Jarrett Johnson, told Bungalower last March that the new shop will sport...
The new taco concept that moved into the former Mills Park Segafredo space is now in soft opening . Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen (Facebook) management told Bungalower that they will be opening for brief windows of time most evenings this...
Orlando Weekly broke the story on Thursday evening that Nova Scratch Kitchen (Facebook) in Ivanhoe Village will be serving its last meal this Sunday, November 5. Nova opened in February 9, 2016 in the former home of the short-lived Elliott's Public House...