In response to the deferment of their application for a density bonus, Alliance Realty Partners, LLC, will be hosting a follow-up neighborhood workshop to discuss their proposed project on Friday, March 31. For more information on the deferment HERE. The workshop will...
UPDATE: A PUBLIC MEETING HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 31. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  The proposed 288-unit Broadstone Lake House project, that we've written about previously HERE, was denied a request for a density bonus by the Municipal Planning...
Mesa21 (Website), the new Mexican restaurant that will be moving into the former City-owned Gargi's Ristorante space in Gaston Edwards Park , will be opening at the end of the month. Tommy Rios, General Partner at Camden Partners, told Bungalower that...
The recently opened Trevi Pasta Express in Ivanhoe Village closed over the weekend for renovations. A sign on the shop’s front door read: “Sorry we missed you…Currently we are under renovation, but please visit us at Trevi Pasta College Park.” Trevi Pasta...
The City of Orlando is hosting a public information open house on April 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Callahan Neighborhood Center for residents who are interested in learning more about the project. Construction will take place during the...
The City of Orlando has already broken ground on the Colonial pedestrian bridge that will connect the Orlando Urban Trail to Gertrude's Walk in Downtown, as shown below. The 200 foot-long bridge was already approved by the Appearance Review Board...
Humble Bumble Kombucha (Facebook | Website) will be opening their new Ivanhoe Village location in just a couple of weeks. They will be hosting a soft opening on Friday, March 24 from 6-9 p.m. and the Leguminati (Facebook | Website) will...
A construction permit was just granted to the owner of the upcoming Iron Cow cafe in the Milk District. Located at 2438 E. Robinson Street the 2,700 SF renovated industrial space will feature 15-foot high ceilings and plenty of...
The Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Website), in partnership with UCF, will be staging a production of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp where the audience decides how the play unfolds. The family-friendly production will run June 15-July 23, 2017. Tickets are $9-18 and will be...
The Church Street Main Street District (Website) is looking for a new Executive Director. The full-time Event Management job will open at the end of April or beginning of May and pays $50,000 a year, plus benefits, and a bonus/commission...
The State of Florida has recently passed a series of laws that will require Cities and Counties to update their regulating processes concerning height restrictions around airports. The City of Orlando is considering making a number of new amendments to...
A nail salon will be moving into the former home of Twisted Bliss at 1807 N. Orange Avenue in Ivanhoe Village . Bungalower spoke with the owner earlier today, who informed us that the space would be opening in...
EDIT: We received the following comment from Jill Ramsier, Partner/Co-Owner of Quantum Leap Winery in response to being labeled a "mixery" in this post when it originally went public: "We are actually a real working winery - we just start...
Spacebar (Facebook) posted the following message and graphic on their Facebook page last night: "Ok friends. It's a bit weird over here right now but things will get better. I promise. In the meantime we could use a little love...
By Brian Carlson (Website) You can’t deny people are awesome. Who doesn’t like sitting down with good friends to ask them interesting, insightful, and funny questions? With that in mind, local photographer Brian Carlson, has introduced an ongoing photo and Q&A...
Construction of a new traffic light on Virginia Drive was approved in August of 2015. Construction was expected to commence in August 2016, but nothing has happened yet. The light is linked with the realignment of Alden Drive to merge...
Kate Gilmore, Blood From a Stone, 2009, single channel video (running time 8:09 minutes). The Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has just added three new works of art to their collection. The pieces were created by three separate artists;...
MILLS 50 ART BOX BY LEE VANDERGRIFT, PHOTO BY DANNY GARCIA Vain Nightclub (Facebook | Website) is at the center of an uproar in Mills 50 after photos were posted on the Mills 50 Main Street District Facebook page showing...
Magic Pet (Facebook | Website), a premium pet food supply store, is looking to open a new location in the former home of Mama B's Giant Subs. Bungalower spoke with the owner who informed us that they were currently signing...
  After more than 18 years in Winter Park, Orlando Vintage Clothing and Costume (Website) is moving to College Park later this year. The shop on Fairbanks Avenue known for its funky styles from the 1890s to the 1990s will move...
"Hey Brendan, wanna report on OCPS voting to rename Lee Middle to College Park middle so as to not be named after a racist?" - Brad The School Advisory Council of Robert E. Lee Middle School voted to change the...
IMAGE VIA KING BAO INSTAGRAM King Bao (Facebook | Instagram) in Mills 50 has announced that they will be opening a new restaurant, just around the corner. The popular bao restaurant opened in the former home of Raphsodic Bakery  back in January, 2016. They...
A pop-up coffee shop has opened in Factur (Website | Facebook) in Ivanhoe Village. The fabrication lab and tool sharing space, located next to Hideaway Bar at 520 Virginia Ave , has given the reigns of the new venture to resident...
The Mennello Museum of American Art is asking the public for feedback before conducting a five-year strategic plan. Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald, will be using the information gathered to develop a Strategic Vision Plan for the campus, in cooperation...
IMAGE VIA MAIN STREET AMERICA Main Street America, the parent organization for Main Streets across the country, has named Ivanhoe Village as one of the Most Romantic Main Streets of the year. According to Main Street America, Ivanhoe Village's combination of...