The owners of The Lodge (Facebook) and The Woods (Facebook) in Downtown Orlando have taken the helm of the recently vacated Burton's Bar and Grill in Thornton Park . Following the news that the bar had closed this past February, business partners...
A 13-story multi-family residential tower is being proposed for 108 E. Livingston Street , called Magnolia Rose. The property has been affectionately labeled as "The Wedge," for years in urban planning forums. The proposed 320 unit development would also include...
The local branch of AIA Orlando, the American Institute of Architects, has released a first run of a book on local architecture, the Architectural Guide to Central Florida. The new book gives a comprehensive look at the region's "outstanding buildings" that span...
The Sears department store at Fashion Square Mall closed in November, 2016, after being in business for 50 years. The closure was a result of the property being reclaimed by Seritage Growth Partners, who had worked a reclamation agreement into...
REI, Recreational Equipment, Inc., (Website) is set to open their new Winter Park location on May 12. The new outdoor equipment shop, located at 430 N. Orlando Avenue , will host a two day Grand Opening event with outdoor classes, activities,...
Funky Monkey's Restaurant ASH (Facebook | Website) concept will be moving to a new location in the near future. Eddie Nickell, of FMI Restaurant Group, told Bungalower that they are looking for a new tenant for the 912 N. Mills Avenue...
  I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
The Municipal Planning Board has approved new plans for the Broadstone Lakehouse project, to be located on the northern shore of Lake Ivanhoe. The proposed residential tower will replace the Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home with its historic rooftop neon sign. The...
Architect Magazine (Website) recently wrote an article on Downtown Orlando called, "Assume There’s No Magic Kingdom for Five Minutes," which looked at Orlando's changing urban fabric. Highlights of the article include: A nod to Orlando's car-centric design grid that led to...
UPDATE: We originally posted that Shana Trenille was a part-owner of Trevi Pasta, but she is in fact the Marketing Coordinator. Angelo Falcone is the owner of both locations mentioned below.  Both Trevi Pasta Express in Ivanhoe Village and Trevi...
The Orlando Business Journal recently recognized Atrium Management with a Community Impact award, in recognition for their Milk District property redevelopments in the past year. Atrium Managment is led by Adam Wonus, who came into the public eye after purchasing...
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House in College Park has finally opened. We first wrote about the new innovative learning hub HERE in 2015 and again HERE in 2016. The 3,500 SF Kitchen House (Website) was created as a community hub...
The City's Creative Village Development Review Committee has issued a recommendation for approval on plans submitted for a building that will anchor UCF's Downtown campus (Website). The Dr. Phillips Academic Commons is the first building to reach this point in...
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...
The groundbreaking of Steinmetz Hall, the long-awaited second-phase of the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center, was held on March 6, and construction has already begun. The 1,700 SF acoustical hall will feature three tiers as well as a moving shell...
UPDATE: The City of Orlando has postponed the hearing to May.  The West Art District is a 45,000 SF campus comprised of a group of colorful buildings, located in Parramore, at the corner of Central Boulevard and Westmoreland Drive. The former...
Park Lake Presbyterian Church (Website) has filed paperwork with the City of Orlando, declaring their intent to expand the footprint of their existing Faith Arts Village campus. Faith Arts Village Orlando (Facebook | Website), or FAVO, is a series of...
Portuguese food truck, Bem Bom (Facebook) has been working on the future home of their brick and mortar restaurant Audubon Park since June of last year. We wrote about it HERE. The restaurant will be located in the former BB&T Bank...
  "What's happening with the Orlando Inc building after they move into the downtown building with orlando economic partnership." - Sarah Elbadri The Orlando Economic Development Commission and the Central Florida Partnership announced that they would be merging, HERE, this past...
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home is located just off of Conway in Southeastern Orlando, sandwiched between Goldenrod and Semoran . The 737 SF home was built in 1982, the same year as EPCOT, and features its own carport and laundry...
Ace Cafe Orlando (Website) just hosted their first hard-hat media tour, on Tuesday, March 28, of their soon-to-open 35,000 SF Downtown entertainment plaza. The England-based company has been building their first American location on the 2.94 acre Harry P. Leu...
"This morning I saw a sign for the new brewery opening up on the corner of Orange and E Jefferson Street. I figured it might fit well in the Eye on The Street column for your site. Have a...
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...
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...