Chef Roberto Treviño will open his new Latin/Asian restaurant concept, El Buda (Website), on Thursday, December 7. The new restaurant is located in the former home of Chicago Pizza and the short-lived Maddey's Craft and Cru at 116 West Church St ...
New fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant, Le Pho (Facebook | Website), is now open in the Chase Plaza at 165 S. Orange Avenue. Le Pho specializes in a variety of rice/vermicelli bowls, pho, and banh i sandwiches and everything on the menu is under...
Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use "Packing District" in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over...
We first wrote about the upcoming 8-acre Grills Family Restaurant (Facebook | Website) project in July, 2015 HERE and then again in 2016 HERE. Now, according to the restaurant team, they are preparing to finally open in the first week of January, 2018. Grills...
Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) has opened their new Mills 50 location in the former Cruises Only building at 1011 E. Colonial Drive . The grand opening was held on December 2, revealing a completely redone interior featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a service counter...
Peppinos Organic Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria (Facebook) is now open in the privately-owned Hourglass District. Peppinos, named after Pete the owner's father, specializes in wood-fired pizzas and handcrafted sandwiches made to order. They also offer a selection of local craft...
Chef Pete Morales, formerly of F&D Kitchen and Bar in Lake Mary, has announced an impending partnership with Croissant Gourmet's owner, Francois Cahagne. The College Park eatery will be transforming into Tartine Wine Bar and Eaterie by the end of...
Mai Bistro (Facebook | Website) opened their fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop. The menu will focuses on “authentic Vietnamese street food” featuring sandwiches made with fresh-daily French baguettes baked on-site, and French-inspired pastries. Other menu items include sticky rice, Vietnamese crepe rolls,...
The vacant 13,590 SF Lombardi's building, located at 1152 Harmon Avenue , will soon have a new retail tenant. Contrary to rumors that a new paint store would be moving in, the new retail concept will instead be spearheaded by...
The new "American casual" restaurant Blue Jacket Grille (Facebook) has now opened in the former home of the Smiling Bison at at 745 Bennett Road . The name, inspired by nearby Blue Jacket Park, is a nod to the Orlando Naval Training...
Wonton Asian Kitchan (Facebook ) has opened in the Winter Park Financial Center lot, near the southwestern corner of Fairbanks and 17-92 . The new restaurant specializes in fast casual dining focusing on Asian staples like wontons, banh mi, egg...
The long-vacant retail space by the Thornton Park 7-Eleven finally has a new tenant. The 2,400 SF space at 30 N. Summerlin Avenue  is in fact owned by 7-Eleven, Inc, according to the Orange County Property Appraiser. The space has...
A jeweler will be moving into a ground floor retail space in the Kress Building, left vacant by the departure of Therapi Hair Studios, at 130 S. Orange Avenue . C6, named after the sixth element in the periodic table...
Jay Smith, the long-time owner of Cavenaugh's Fine Wines (Facebook | Website) has sold his shop to a former wine distributor after being in business for roughly 20 years. Smith told Bungalower that he was looking forward to his retirement...
In a seeming blink of an eye, Gaviota Brasas, the second location of the South Eola-based Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website), has already closed and been replaced by a new concept. We wrote about the new Peruvian concept HERE back in February as it...
Plans to convert the Colonial Bowling Lanes (Website) property into a three-story personal storage facility are one step closer to reality, as of mid-October. The Municipal Planning Board marked the plans for recommended approval at their October 17 meeting, despite a...
7-Eleven corporate is looking to open 14 new locations in the Orlando area, including at least two Downtown. According to the "Franchises for Sale" section on 7-eleven.com, upcoming locations include: 5640 Hoffner Avenue 6946 Clarcona-Ocoee Road 6994 W....
This 20-minute promotional video was created roughly 60 years ago to attract tourists to the City Beautiful and was originally published by Daniel Piraino to YouTube in 2016. It was created by the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and entitled, The...
Charlotte-based pressed juice chain, Clean Juice (Website), is opening a new location in Winter Park Village, at 480 N. Orlando Avenue . The shop will feature a grab and go fridge of featured cold-pressed juices made in-house as well as...
The first Hourglass District development-spurred project is now open; a full-service gas station. The new Mobil is owned by the same team behind the new aforementioned Hourglass District which we profiled recently HERE. Guests can simply pull up, fill up,...
The new Colonial Drive Fuddruckers we wrote about this past summer HERE has announced their opening date as Monday, November 13. The chain specializes in grill-to-order burgers and salads and is opening a new location in the former Scan Center Furniture...
Mai Bistro (Website) is scheduled to open their new fast-casual Vietnamese sandwich shop in the former Colonial Scientology building on Friday, November 17. The menu will focus on "authentic Vietnamese street food" featuring sandwiches made with fresh-daily French baguettes baked...
Milk District Postal, which opened this past June at 320 S. Bumby Avenue  has closed. We covered the opening HERE. No reason for the closure has been given and the Milk District is once again post office-less.
The Glass Knife (Facebook | Website) will officially open for business this Friday, November 10 at 7 a.m. Bungalower was invited to a press preview Wednesday morning to sample some of the food and see the new interior of the completely renovated...
PaintMix Gallery (Facebook | Website) opened in Thornton Park back in November, 2016. Since that time they have held countless workshops at their Washington Street studio. Gallery owner Robert Carney told Bungalower that he's looking to move out of the neighborhood by...