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...
The retail strip across from the Amtrak Station has not been offered new leases by their landlord, Orlando Health, according to shop owners. Orlando Health is currently mum on their plans for the now empty spaces, but as seen in...
MEMORIAL PHOTO VIA ORLANDO HEALTH The City of Orlando has reached a deal with the owners of Pulse nightclub to purchase the property for $2.25M. City staff is hoping to transform the nightclub into a memorial for mourning visitors in the...
We received a press release a day ago that stated the following: "Natalia (Nats) Getty, founder and designer of Strike Oil, is partnering with LA-based street artist, Mr. Brainwash and The Girls' Lounge to create a memorial mural.  Friends, family,...
PHOTO VIA DOWNTOWN SOUTH Michael Owen, the artist behind the Baltimore Love Project (Website) has come to town to install a mural on the side of Einstein Bros Bagels in Downtown South, directly across Orange Avenue from Pulse Orlando. We wrote...
The Delaney Hotel and Delaney's Tavern is about to begin their official demolition phase of construction in the coming weeks. The Delaney project involves putting a 54-room boutique and hotel and 6,000 SF bar and restaurant in the former home...
UPDATE: Owen has raised the funds needed to paint the mural. Michael Owen, the artist behind the Baltimore Love Project (Website) is bringing one of his murals to Orlando. Owen previously painted a large-scale mural for the Creative City Project, and hosted...
SPONSORED: This two bedroom, two bathroom home in Lancaster Park, was originally built in 1952 but recently renovated in 2009. It's located at 1210 Oakley Street in the Boone/Blankner school district, and only a few minutes away from...
PHOTO VIA ORLANDO HEALTH Orlando Health has unveiled their Memorial Paver Garden on the shore of Lake Beauty Park today, September 26, 2016. The forty-nine limestone pavers feature the names of the lives lost in the June nightclub tragedy, just around...
THIS IS A RENDERING. Popular late-night burrito restaurant Gringos Locos (Facebook | Website) is moving into the former home of My Family's Chicken (Facebook) in Downtown South, at 517 East Michigan Street . My Family's Chicken closed back in  March in...
ARTIST RENDERING, NOT AN ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH, JUST IN CASE YOU COULDN'T TELL The City of Orlando has announced the installation of a new fence around the perimeter of Pulse Nightclub, which will be erected on September 19. The new fence...
PHOTO VIA COLIBRI FACEBOOK PAGE Colibri Mexican Cuisine (Facebook | Website) was expected to open in the former Egg& I location in Sodo, this past month. Obviously that didn't happen, but the new restaurant in Downtown South will now be...
SPONSORED: Freshly built in 2016, this new 3,062 SF single-family home in Wadeview Park is now on the market. The four bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom, two story home features custom woodwork, an attached two-car garage, solid stone counters, and inside utility. It...
The Downtown South Main Street will be holding a workshop for local business owners to learn how to take advantage of the City of Orlando's Small Business Facade Improvement Grant. The Grant is part of an economic development program that...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer unveiled plans for a permanent memorial to be constructed by the Orlando Regional Medical Center following the removal of a temporary memorial installation of 49 white crosses earlier this month. More on that HERE by...
Sodo Sushi (Facebook | Website) is now open in Downtown South's Sodo development, following their grand opening on Friday, July 15. The sushi restaurant has moved into the former OLV space on South Orange Avenue. We wrote about them moving...