SPONSORED by Orlando Storm: 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.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- 4 Rivers Smokehouse has taken over the cafe at the Orlando Science Center. They’ll be changing it into something fancy all summer with a fall opening.
- Some developers who bought a church property for a new residential project are gifting the church building to a local worship group and building around it.
- As Florida families face a probable fall return to school, interest in homeschooling is on the rise.
- New fancy hibachi restaurant opening in a storage building in Lake Eola Heights.
- The Downtown Information Center has launched an online store for local makers.
- A new craft liquor store has opened in downtown Orlando.
- “Some Disney influencers take unfamiliar stance: Don’t go.” – Influencer
- “NBA stars are sharing their complaints of the Disney ‘bubble’ including disappointing food, boring rooms, and a lack of blankets.” – Insider
- “Orlando restaurants struggle again as coronavirus cases grow.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Downtown Orlando apartments to overtake former office building.” – The Daily City
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Rollins College announces plans for campus repopulation.” – The 32789
- “Gideon’s Bakehouse onboards big chef to help with expansion plans.” – Bungalower
- “Local org Playground City gets new interim Executive Director.” – Bungalower
- “‘Our residents are afraid:’ Hundreds gather at Osceola parties to spread COVID-19, sheriff says.” – Click Orlando
- “5 Most common things NBA players are doing in the Orlando bubble.” – Clutch Points
- “Orlando City down New York City FC with Mueller double to reach round of 16.” – ESPN
- “Restart Note: Orlando campus, technology, celebrations, gambling.” – Hoops Rumors
- “Could outdoor learning be the key to reopening schools.” – Next City
- “Amid pandemic, Orlando tourism businesses recruit influencers to entice visitors.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando-area workers earning minimum wage must work 96 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment, says new study.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando barbecue buffs are flocking to a Citgo Quik Mart for Git-N-Messy’s smoked goods.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Wahlburgers closes final remaining Florida location, at Waterford Lakes.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Winn-Dixie won’t require face masks in its stores.” – Orlando Weekly
- “The ADA is turning 30, but the built environment is still far from inclusive.” – Smart Cities Dive
- “IHOP just made its menu much smaller in order to ‘simplify operations’” – Today
- [PAYWALL] “Schools beat earlier plagues with outdoor classes. We should, too.” – The New York Times
- [PAYWALL] “PolitiFact: Misreported test data in Orlando does not explain Florida’s COVID-19 outbreak.” – Tampa Bay Times
- “Three-bedroom SODO home asking $374,500.”
- “Mid-Century home in Lake Como asking $375,000.”
- “Three-story townhome in center of Thornton Park asking $397,000.”
- “Mid-Century Modern ‘Stubbs Studio’ for sale in Altamonte Springs.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 7/20: City Council Workshop and Meeting (Online)
- Tuesday 7/21: Atlas Obscura: Every Penguin in the World (Online)
- Tuesday 7/21: Nature-based Opportunities for Resilient Cities (Online)
- Wednesday 7/21: The Life and Legacy of Bruce Springsteen (Online)
- Wednesday 7/22: This. Is. Orlando. (Online)
- Thursday 7/23: The History of American Burlesque, Revealed (Online)
- Friday 7/24: Alpaca Yoga (Clermont)
- Friday 7/24: Cinema in the Sky (Parramore)
- Friday 7/24: La Historias Que Nos Pudieran Contar (Online)