We've been following the Corrine situation since 2015 when we wished for a "Calmer Corrine" in our I Wish This Was ... column. Since then, MetroPlan Orlando has launched a Complete Streets project that could reshape the contentious corridor into something...
It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, Orlando was suffering from a drought. Social media posts declared that Lake Eola was at unheard of levels. A long stretch of sand even started to show on the...
Travel and Leisure has awarded Winter Park's Alfond Inn (Website) second place in its roundup of the Top 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States. Hotels were judged on the knowledge of their staff, sense of place, and "a room...
According to intrepid food reporter, Faiyaz Kara, the Fuddruckers (Website) will be opening a new location on Colonial Drive, near Bennett Road. Fuddruckers specializes in customizable, grill-to-order burgers and specialty house burgers, salads, The new restaurant will be located in the...
The night-blooming cereus is a type of epiphytic cactui that grows in trees, and as the name states, they only open at night. The cactus itself is long and skinny, with beard-like roots hanging downwards to absorb moisture from the...
Travel site, Culture Trip (Website), recently published a story called, "Travel to Southeast Asia in Orlando's Little Vietnam" sharing an insider's look at the cultural hotspot that is the intersection of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive. The site appeals to...
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...
A family in Kissimmee is looking to give away their Halloween pirate ship display. Hopeful plunderers must disassemble and cart it away themselves. The display consists of a pirate ship and boardwalk constructed with shipping pallet wood and miscellaneous parts. Click...
PHOTO BY KNIGHT FOUNDATION  VIA WIKIMEDIA.ORG   The Orange County Planning Division (Website) is looking to hire two planning firms to help them with their planning and urban design work. A Request For Proposals was released earlier this week, HERE. Applicants can...
PHOTO BY COLIN FORWARD (WEBSITE) EDIT: Saturday service to begin Saturday, October 8.  A recent fundraising information packet from the City included a letter from Mayor Buddy Dyer discussing future plans for Saturday SunRail service. This supports an earlier story we...
We can tell from our ever-full comment sections on our posts that Bungalowers love talking about the urban form. CityLab (Website) recently came up with a list of free online classes that hopeful planners and armchair urbanists can take,...
LEED Platinum Certified Branch in Mount Dora   According to a report by Mary Shanklin of the Orlando Sentinel - which you can read HERE - First Green Bank will be moving into the Old Southern Bank building at 250 N. Orange Avenue...
The recent plans for the Colonial Overpass Project have revealed plans to expand Colonial Drive, in a project that we've seen referred to repeatedly in City documents as "Ultimate Colonial." Colonial Drive is currently composed of primarily five 10-foot lanes as it...
"‪#‎wtf‬ ...  can I Ask Bungalower? " - Chelsea Leigh Simmons via Facebook We received the above message on Facebook in regards to a photo a reader had taken of a sign posted on a tree stump in Colonialtown North. The...
Zagat (Website), the restaurant rating group founded by Tim and Nina Zagat, has just released their online rankings for the top Orlando restaurants. To see the detailed rankings, click HERE.
Kappo (Facebook | Website), the seven-seat Japanese restaurant in East End Market is being reportedly being mandated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) to "westernize" their shop with the addition of a sneeze guard. The current restaurant features...
Publix delis around the state will start selling a new type of fried chicken option this summer, this time with sweet tea flavors. Its also available as tenders. This is a limited time offering.  
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