We learned in December, 2015 that Walgreens would be moving into the former Valencia College administration building, on the corner of Church and Orange Avenue . Since then, the renovation work has been focused on the interior of the Downtown historic...
As of Monday, April 10, both Cith Lot 10 and City Lot 9 will close permanently to public parking use. The lots are located under the interstate overpass, between Pine Street and Washington Avenue. The closures were instigated by the overhead bridge...
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...
On January 10, we reported (HERE) that the Bakery Bar was going to be opening in the former home of the Dubliner, but we were incorrect. In fact, the new dessert-themed cocktail lounge has opened in the former home of...
UPDATE: We originally posted that the Bakery Bar would be opening in the former Dubliner Irish Social space, which is incorrect. The address is the same for the former Rok Room space, which is located directly behind the Dubliner,...
Church Street will be closed nightly under the I-4 through December 12. Drivers may use South St or Central Blvd instead when driving westward.
Rendering by Process Architecture An unnamed developer has filed a petition to the Historic Preservation Board to rehabilitate the facade of the 41 West Church Street building in Downtown Orlando . The building was once the home of the Dubliner and...
PHOTO VIA MADDEY'S CRAFT & CRU FACEBOOK PAGE Maddey's owner Jason Schofield has officially announced the closure of his Church Street restaurant, Maddey's Craft and Cru. The following message was posted on his Facebook page, on October 26: This news is...
EDIT: THE OCTOBER EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW Join us for an exchange of ideas and words in the Church Street Exchange Building on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. October'speakers include; Scott Maxwell, Jim Thomas, and Andi Perez....
Allegations have been made that Mad Cow Theatre Company (Facebook | Website) in Downtown Orlando, has not being paying all of its actors. The following letter was written by the former Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre, Aradhana Tiwari: "An Open...
PROMO: Use the code "COW-A-BUNGA" to enjoy a special BOGO deal for Bungalower readers.  Mad Cow Theatre (Facebook | Website) is celebrating the opening of its 20th season with 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical about the creation of America's Declaration of Independence....
SPONSORED: Join Rusty Spoon (Facebook | Website) for a special "nose to tail dinner" that pairs dishes with bourbon and whisky. Drinks will be provided by Woodford Reserve, Coopers Craft, and Old Forester. The dinner will be hosted by Michael Ring,...
Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille (Facebook | Website) is expanding their Church Street restaurant into the space left vacant by Church Street Tavern's recent departure. According to ScottJosephOrlando.com, the new concept will be called Mary's Sidebar Cafe, and will offer...
PHOTO VIA PLANETIZEN.COM Join us for an exchange of ideas and words in the Church Street Exchange Building on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 a.m. September's speakers; Phil Rawlins, Founder and President of Orlando City SC, Sarah Elbadri, Executive Director...
Church Street's coworking space, Canvs (Facebook | Website), is collaborating with the Downtown Orlando Partnership and the Orlando Tech Association, to host a Downtown Orlando Tech Celebration on August 16. Carlos Carbonell of Echo Interaction Group and the sitting President...
Ferg's Depot (Facebook | Website), located in the historic Orlando Railroad Depot, is proposing to demolish noncontributing breezeway additions in order to expose original floor plan and walls. The Old Orlando Railroad Depot was originally built in 1889, placed on the...
Mayor Dyer will be joining Webster University alumni, faculty, graduate students, and community members in opening their new downtown campus, at 50 W. Church Street , at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2. Webster University Greater Orlando (Facebook | Website) is...
We often get photographs from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, and we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our hero Jane Jacobs. The following...
Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant (Facebook | Website), located at 125 West Church Street , is going to be sprucing up its facade soon. Located in a historic building between Gertrude’s Walk and Garland Avenue, Ceviche's has about 75 feet of store frontage facing West...
Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum Country music recording artist Ty Herndon (Facebook | Website) will be making his Orlando debut on Saturday, July 30 at Church Street's Cheyenne Saloon , to benefit the Center and Equality Florida. Herndon will be accompanied by close...
  We've been following the winding trail of Maddey's Craft and Cru April, 2015 when we wrote an Ask Bungalower column about them, following a number of popular pop-up events they had hosted. Maddey's eventually found a home in the former...
Orlando City Soccer has filed paperwork with the Historic Preservation Board to renovate the Teele Building on the corner of Church Street and Gertrude's Walk, kitty-corner from Ferg's Depot . The original four storefronts of the over 6,000 SF Teele...
Starter Studio (Facebook | Website), a nonprofit tech accelerator program based out of Canvs , has just announced their next class of startup companies that they have chosen to mentor. The eight startup companies that were chosen, referred to as "Starters," will...
Three years after announcing their intention to turn a historic train station into a sports bar, the team behind Ferg's Depot will finally be open for business. Click HERE for more of the back story of the space or...
It appears we have received our first look at what the City may have planned for the upcoming Bridge District project. Project DTO identified the parking lots under the I-4 as a potential home of a potential new park space...