"White Christmas" at Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center

SPONSORED BY CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMISSION ON HOMELESSNESS: This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s Bungalow Neighborhood news, and some bonus headlines you may have missed.

If you missed us on Real Radio 104.1 this past Friday, you can still listen to our 98th episode of “Bungalower and the Bus” HERE, recorded at Art’s Sandwich Shop on OBT.


  1. Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquors will reopen in 2019 under new ownership and it will be non-smoking.
  2. A new shipping container-based taco restaurant is opening in the Sodo District next year.
  3. Big Daddy’s has new owners in Audubon Park and they’re making some changes.
  4. In this Eyes on the Street  Beth’s Burger Bar is moving out of Downtown Orlando piece, we get the heads up that.
  5. California Tortilla has closed their Church Street location, as well as two others in the area.
  6. The City of Orlando closed the 1010 West event venue in May because of permitting issues, but it just reopened and it’s ready to start booking.
  7. David Schillhammer resigns as Enzian executive director.” – Orlando Weekly
  8. Sushi Pop Winter Park will soft open on New Year’s Eve.” – Orlando Weekly
  9. In sign of real-estate slowdown, Orlando home sales are down and listings are up.” – Orlando Sentinel
  10. OUC coal plants linked to east Orange County cancer spike, lawsuit claims.” – Orlando Sentinel



Orlando Brewing released an epic holiday music video called “Darn Good Beer” and you need to watch it:





Thursday’s #houseoftheday was a historic home that belonged to a former Mayor. And it’s really really pretty.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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