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.
Our latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 has been podcasted and is available HERE.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Florida is in Phase 2 of reopening from its coronavirus-induced shutdown.
- Check out this list of black-owned restaurants in the area, including some video by Jon Busdeker in some of our favorite spots.
- MLS is coming to Orlando for a summer tournament if you’re looking for a soccer-playing husband.
- The City of Orlando is testing a pop-up dining courtyard in Thornton Park and if it does well and people play by the rules, they could be rolling them out across city limits.
- A new concept is moving into the recently-vacated storefront next to Burton’s Bar in Thornton Park and they’ll be making barbecue.
- A new bagel shop has opened in College Park.
- Want to try fishing without having to buy a license? Now’s your chance.
- “Mayor says he hasn’t been asked about hosting Republican National Convention in Orlando.” – Click Orlando
- “Bankrupt JCPenney to close its Orlando Fashion Square mall store.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando’s Swan City Bagels closes after owner’s ‘hateful’ tweets spark controversy.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant will not reopen.” – Bungalower
- “City of Orlando moves up downtown curfew to 8 p.m.” – Bungalower
- “Great Reads: Orange County Public Library’s June book selections.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando-based designer and educator power couple release new online show during quarantine.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Police give scooters the boot due to protests.” – Bungalower
- “Confirmed coronavirus cases are rising faster than ever.” – CNN World
- “Terrifying moment tornado touches down in downtown Orlando leaving 2,000 homes without power …” – Daily Mail
- “Bodycam footage released of Orange County Sheriff’s deputy smashing woman’s car window.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Best Takeout 2020 finalists.” – Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide
- “Will the coronavirus bring back the corner store?” – Treehugger
- “An antidote to violence.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “Placemaking when Black Lives Matter.” – Project for Public Spaces
- “Historic 4/3 in Lake Eola Heights with three-car garage asking $849,000.”
- “Historic 4/4 pool home in Lake Lawsona asking $660,000.”
- “Colonialtown charmer asking $375,000.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 6/8: Webinar – Coyotes in Florida (Online)
- Tuesday 6/9: Planning the Post-Pandemic City (Online)
- Tuesday 6/9: Attracting Wildlife in the City (Online)
- Wednesday 6/10: Unlocking the Power of Parks (Online)
- Wednesday 6/10: Check-in with Central Florida Foundation on Racism (Online)
- Wednesday 6/10: Solar Info Session (Online)
- Wednesday 6/10: An Evening with the Southern Nights Divas (Online)
- Thursday 6/11: The Language of Racism (Online)
- Friday 6/12: The Stories They Could Tell – Curator Virtual Tour (Online)
- Friday 6/12: Virtual ShakesBeer – Hamlet Edition (Online)
- Friday 6/12: Drive-in Movie – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Downtown)