According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Downtown taco eatery Tin and Taco is opening a second location in the SODO neighborhood. "It's going to be a game changer." - Rob Bair Tin and Taco opened in the former...
Gringos Locos (Facebook | Website) announced via their Facebook page on Tuesday, January 11 that they had finally opened their new location on 517 E. Michigan Street . This location is in soft opening over the next few days as they iron...
SPONSORED: This meticulously renovated mid-century home has been lovingly restored with an architect's eye for detail. Located at 3411 S. Summerlin Avenue the 1,716 SF home was originally built in 1956 to crown a 7,405 SF lot and...
The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Alert for Lake Pinelock, due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts in the water, due to a sanitary sewer overflow. A blockage in a sanitary line near the intersection of...
Orlando Homebrew Supplies (Website) is launching a new small-batch brewery and taproom in SODO in partnership with three local beer enthusiasts. The new beer collaborative has been serving their beers up at local events and farmers markets for the past...
Work began in the early hours of Wednesday, October 11 to install a rainbow walkway by the Pulse Nightclub site. The walkway will connect across Esther Street between Pulse and Dunkin' Donuts. More information on the project is available HERE.
This past July we wrote about a petition to have the City install a rainbow crosswalk near Pulse site. The Mayor has since announced that the City of Orlando will in fact be installing one near the nightclub this week. The...
EDIT: The owners of Mama B's closed their business in August, 2017. More on that HERE.  The former home of Mama B's Giant Subs in the SoDo District will soon be the home to one more Foxtail Coffee location. The sub...
UPDATE: October 17, 2017- Lake Alert Issued for Lake Beauty LIFTED The Streets and Stormwater Division has issued a Lake Alert for Lake Beauty, due to "possible" elevated fecal coliform counts. A blockage in a sanitary line resulted in roughly 500 gallons...
The One Pulse Foundation has submitted plans for an interim memorial to be located on the Pulse Nightclub site on South Orange Avenue. The plans, penned by Dix Hite landscape architects, focuses on the grounds themselves and the parking lot...
A petition on Change.org is asking the City of Orlando to install a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Kaley Street, in recognition of the Pulse shootings. Orange Avenue itself is a State Road and outside...
SPONSORED: A pop-up art show that transforms trash into art will be installed at the SoDo Shopping Center from June 16-25. Recycle Art Show is an immersive exhibit that will showcase works by local artists who have made their work...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
EDIT: We originally published that Arby's is looking to open a location on South Orange, but there is, in fact, already one there. Corporate offices are simply looking to remodel the existing location.  According to paperwork filed with the City,...
The Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District is looking to fill their vacant Project Manager position. The Project Manager is involved in the administration, coordination, and implementation of infrastructure and community enhancement projects in the Downtown South NID. Applicants must have a Bachelor degree...
UPDATE: THE ORLANDO UNITED DAY WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTIES.  The city of Orlando and the owners of Pulse Nightclub are preparing for to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy with the declaration of "Orlando United Day...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist...
A privately-led Memorial Task Force will begin meeting in the near future, spearheaded by Pulse Nightclub owner, Barbara Poma. The City of Orlando had originally planned to purchase the property to create their own memorial, but Poma decided against selling....
"Hey Bungalower, did you hear that the Ragin Cajun Bike Shop is closing?" - Peter Martinez Ragin Cajun Bike Shop (Facebook | Website) will be quietly closing their Sodo shop next week. The shop hasn't answered our calls at the...
UPDATE: Resume submission deadline has been extended to February 10, 2017 Following the departure of Sarah Elbadri from the SoDo Main Street District this past December, the position of Executive Director is now open. This is the second time we've written...
A developer has filed for a Conditional Use Permit to build out a parcel in the SoDo District, at the corner of South Orange and Hollenbeck Street . The project would replace the existing building with a 5,700 SF retail/restaurant...
UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake of the Woods - LIFTED, Feb 2, 2017   A sanitary sewer overflow, that originated near the intersection of South Orange Avenue and West Gore Street, has forced the City of Orlando Stormwater Section to issue...
UPDATE: It just came to our attention that this home once belonged to local folk artist, Morgan Steele, who passed away earlier this year. More on that HERE. To see the house in person, contact the listing agent Eric...
UPDATE - CITY OF ORLANDO - LAKE ALERT FOR LAKE PINELOCH AND LAKE WADE- LIFTED City Stormwater personnel have uncovered elevated fecal coliform levels in Lake Pineloch and nearby Lake Wade. The City is advising that all activities on both...
The Downtown South Main Street District has just unveiled a new branding package and changed their name, officially, to the SoDo District. SoDo District’s mission and vision are focused on embracing the history of the District while keeping an eye toward the...