As we wrote HERE in January, Citrus Restaurant will be replaced by a new Mexican concept. That new concept, Reyes Mezcaleria (Facebook | Website), will soft open on Monday, May 1, if all goes well with the City. Jason Chin, the...
Master tailor, Bonnie Lewis, has launched a new sustainable Orlando-based fashion line called Common Wares (Instagram | Website) in Ivanhoe Village. Common Wares specializes in three minimal shapes cut to three lengths; crop, tunic, and dress. Each piece is hand-made,...
Last May we discussed the impending improvements for the Colonial/I-4 interchange, an "Ultimate Colonial." Changes will include I-4 entrance and exit ramp overhauls and a complete makeover of the Colonial Drive intersections near and under the I-4 overpass, including: On the...
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...
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...
PROMO: Credo Conduit, the newish co-working arm of the pay-what-you-can coffee shop franchise Downtown Credo, has found a new home at 1001 N. Orange Avenue in the North Quarter . The mission of Credo Conduit is to "cultivate a network...
The long-promised pedestrian bridge that will connect Gertrude's Walk to the Orlando Urban Trail will break ground this month, according to a recent post on DowntownOrlando.com. According to the post, construction will be taking place during the day, Monday through Friday,...
The award-winning Citrus Restaurant will close on January 28, after 10 years of being in business in the North Quarter. Jason Chin, the brain behind Seito Sushi and Osprey Tavern, will be taking over the space at the end of...
Convenience stores aren’t supposed to carry locally grown, organic kale and free-range chicken. But The Farmacy, which recently opened in the North Quarter Market in Downtown Orlando, isn’t a typical quick-stop shop. Uncured hot dogs, local eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals in...
Local tech company TEEPS (Facebook | Website) is expanding and moving to Downtown Orlando. According to the following post by TEEPS owner Terrence Donnelly on social media, he has signed a lease for an office in the ground floor of Ustler...
EDIT: The opening was pushed back to Monday, November 21 due to permitting issues. Both the Credo and Pop Parlour parts of the shop will be open between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., with Farmacy stocking their produce shelves later...
According to a recent press release from FDOT, the railroad crossing at Colonial Drive near the I-4 ramp will be closed to traffic in both directions between 9 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 and 3 a.m.Monday, October 17, 2016. Detour...
PHOTO BY COLIN FORWARD Editor's Note: This is a rare opinion piece from us. We apologize for straying from our regular formula, but we felt the need to inform you of this interesting addition to Orlando's growing third place scene.  The...
The fight is over for Mama B's Giant Subs in Downtown Orlando. The single-story family-owned restaurant refused to sell to nearby developments for years, which led the 0.211-acre property to being slowly surrounded by multi-level buildings, a la Carl Fredricksen...
The resurfacing of all lanes on Colonial Drive between OBT and Shine Avenue is about to begin. Colonial Drive was last milled and resurfaced in 2003 and FDOT states that the pavement on this stretch of road has reached the end of...
Downtown Credo (Facebook) has announced their latest venture, the North Quarter Market, opening in the former home of Coffee Culture, located at 855 N. Orange Avenue . The collaborative space is being run in cooperation with the Farmacy (Facebook) and...
We attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new North Quarter development, The Sevens (Website), last Thursday, July 14, and snapped a couple photos for those of you who didn't get the invitation. The Sevens is located at 777 North Orange...
The Pizzuti Companies will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and other local dignitaries this Thursday at their newly opened development, The Sevens. The celebration beings at 5:30 p.m. We first wrote about the new...
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. Bungalower Brad...
The recent plans for the Colonial Overpass Project have revealed plans to expand Colonial Drive, in a project that we've seen referred to repeatedly in City documents as "Ultimate Colonial." Colonial Drive is currently composed of primarily five 10-foot lanes as it...
Southland bid graphic EDIT: City Council voted to approve the Advisory Committee's ranking and approved the CPO to execute a contract with Southland Construction, Inc., in the amount of $8.714M at the May 9 Council Meeting.  Two companies have submitted design bids...
The OUC-issued water advisory that was put into place on April 12 has now been lifted. Roughly 50 customers near the site were advised to boil their water this week due to a massive water main break near the intersection...
Green //// shows where roads will be closed to traffic, orange marks where sewers will be replaced The City of Orlando is installing new infrastructure in the North Quarter, including; sanitary sewer and potable water lines, asphalt, curbs, gutters, driveways,...
I Wish This Was is a series of badly Photoshopped images that transform ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of.  Following the recent closure of Coffee Culture Café & Eatery (Website | Facebook) on...