This fantastic "Then and Now" shot of the historic Metcalf building was created by Bungalower reader Steven Maddow. Check out the full motion graphic on our Instagram.

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 99th episode of “Bungalower and the Bus” HERE, recorded at Bem Bom restaurant in Audubon Park Garden District. We’ve also got a roundup of the year’s Top Ten Most-Read Posts available right HERE and you can read our December print issue HERE!


  1. Today is the day! We’ve got a roundup of some of the BEST New Year’s Eve events happening in town and some discounts to boot. Click HERE to see your options.
  2. 4Rebels Tacos has closed their Mills Park restaurant.
  3. The Kitty Beautiful Cat Cafe finally has a home in Downtown Orlando.
  4. Church Street Entertainment’s City Pub has soft-opened in the former North Quarter Tavern space.
  5. The Downtown Development Board bought Wall St. Plaza a new archway sign for Christmas.
  6. The Nature Conservancy has a Cool Job Alert for a new Orlando Cities Program Manager.
  7. Restaurant trends to watch for in 2019.” – Orlando Business Journal
  8. Notable Orlando deaths in 2018.” – Orlando Weekly
  9. Public libraries across the country are ready for their next chapter.” – National Trust for Historic Preservation
  10. Orlando’s best new restaurants to open this year.” – Orlando Weekly





What a wonderful year working for our readers! So thankful for a great and challenging 2018 and looking forward to another great year of hyper-local service in #thecitybeautiful

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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