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...
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...
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...
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...
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;...
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...
As it stands, the segment of Virginia Drive between North Orange Avenue to Ferris Avenue in Ivanhoe Village is a County-owned road, but that could soon change. The City of Orlando has asked for control of the road and the...
PHOTO VIA FORMER LOUD GALLERY FACEBOOK PAGE UPDATE: The owner reached out to us to clarify that they will be moving away from the dance club and hookah aspect of their previous business model to focus on an art gallery/bar...
"HYDROPONIC GARDENING" BY VICTOR BOKAS The Mennello Museum of American Art (Website) will soon host its inaugural Mennello Museum Invitational, a group exhibition highlighting new work by regional contemporary artists. The opening of the exhibition will begin at 5:30 p.m. February...
As reported by GrowthSpotter, Alliance Residential Company (Website) is hoping to purchase the Baldwin-Fairchild Chapel property in Ivanhoe Village, in order to build a new 10-story mixed-use development. Fairchild Chapel has the iconic blue neon sign on its roof, as...
Ivanhoe Village-based maker and tool-sharing space, Factur (Website | Facebook), has signed two leases with Crossman and Company which will add 4,500 SF of space to their Virginia Drive laboratory. Factur is a member-driven fabrication space which gives members access to new...
George Bellows, The Teamster, 1916 Oil on canvas 34 x 44 inches 43 1/4 x 53 5/8 x 2 3/4 inches (framed) Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Elizabeth B. Noyce Image courtesy of the Farnsworth Art Museum SPONSORED: The Orlando Museum of Art...
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. Our friends...
Following the exit of current Executive Director, George Wallace, the Orlando Fringe Theater Festival  (Website), will soon begin interviewing his possible replacements. Under Wallace's guidance, the festival has grown to be one of the largest arts non-profits and art...
SPONSORED: United Arts of Central Florida (Facebook | Website) will be hosting "Arts For All Day," a community open house of arts and cultural organizations throughout the region. The new arts festival is a family-friendly affair taking place in Loch Haven Park's outdoor...
There was a drunk driver that managed to collide with a number of businesses along a section of Virginia Drive on Monday, December 19 at around 6:30 p.m. The driver, said to be noticeably intoxicated by shop owners and...
As we announced in September, the Orlando International Fringe Festival (Facebook | Website) will be hosting a new winter mini-festival this January. The Orlando Fringe Mini-Fest will run for one weekend, January 5-8,2017, at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center and...
IMAGE CRED: Bo Bartlett, Halloween, 2016, oil on linen, 82 x 100 inches. Courtesy Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York. The Mennello Museum of American Art (Facebook | Website) will be hosting a new exhibit between January 27 and may...
The City of Orlando launched a study of the Virginia Drive corridor in July, 2016, including an area bound by Princeton to the north, Mills Avenue to the east, Marks Street to the south and Orange Avenue to the...