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Brasas, the second location of the South Eola-based Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website), has already closed and been replaced by a new concept.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...
As announced by other media outlets earlier in the week, organic grocer the Farmacy (Website) will be pulling out of its space at North Quarter Market (Website). However, a number of other vendors will be moving into the space left...
By Jon Busdeker The City of Orlando is considering relocating its Pottery Studio two miles away to Grand Avenue School, according to a city spokesperson. City officials are exploring Grand Avenue School, which closed earlier this year, as a “potential site...
The new Mills 50 location of Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) is scheduled to open no December 2 at 1011 E. Colonial Drive by Lazy Moon Pizza. Lineage's owner, Jarrett Johnson, told Bungalower last March that the new shop will sport...
The new taco concept that moved into the former Mills Park Segafredo space is now in soft opening . Four Rebels American Taco Kitchen (Facebook) management told Bungalower that they will be opening for brief windows of time most evenings this...
Orlando Weekly broke the story on Thursday evening that Nova Scratch Kitchen (Facebook) in Ivanhoe Village will be serving its last meal this Sunday, November 5. Nova opened in February 9, 2016 in the former home of the short-lived Elliott's Public House...
Mia Supermarket, which opened in the former Colonialtown Winn-Dixie space in 2015, has changed its name and is now iFresh (Website). New York-based iFresh is the first publicly-listed Chinese/Asian supermarket chain in the country, and has a fast-growing presence in...
Guarapos Cafe (Website) has opened in the former home of Arepas and More Bumby Cafeteria, at 207 N. Bumby Avenue in the Milk District . This is an entirely new concept that has moved in to the Bumby Cafeteria with...
By Jon Busdeker If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, move somewhere else. If you’re looking for a sexy merman Christmas ornament or snowman statue, you’re in luck. St. Nick’s Holiday Shoppe, a new pop-up shop near Jade Sushi and New...
Vivi Bubble Tea (Facebook | Website) is a Taiwanese bubble tea chain with over 20 branches in the United States, the first of which opened in New York in 2007. The company recently announced on Instagram that they opening a new...
VIDEO BY EATER Orlando's first Lao restaurant, Sticky Rice, will be opening in the former Pho 407 space this November. This is a new concept by Marshall Phanthachit, owner and head chef of Soupa Saiyan. While Lao food is rooted in the...
Bungalower was recently invited to sit down with, partners Alex Tchekmeian and Iain Yeakle, the brains behind Foxtail Coffee (Facebook | Website), in an attempt to gain some clarity about their recent whirlwind of upcoming projects. With several locations still pending,...
New Smyrna Beach's favorite deli, Manzano's (Facebook | Website), will be opening a new location in Winter Park, according to the Orlando Weekly's Faiyaz Kara. Manzano's Beachside Deli is known for their massive sandwiches made with artisan bread from New York,...
Olde Dixie Fried Chicken (Facebook) announced earlier in the year that they would be launching their own food truck, following the closure of their South Orange Avenue store in 2016. According to their Facebook page, the truck build-out is finished and...