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.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- DeLand just passed an Open Container ordinance that lets people drink in public in its downtown. We think Orlando should do the same thing and make it easier for residents to support local businesses during the pandemic.
- Orlando City Soccer is reopening Exploria Stadium to in-person games but you have to follow a long list of safety protocols if you want to get a ticket.
- Three downtown bars that were sharing a liquor license are closed after one of them got in trouble for ignoring CDC protocols.
- The WWE is turning Amway Center into “THUNDERDOME.”
- Taste of Chengdu is opening a new location in Baldwin Park at the end of the month.
- Dandelion Community Cafe has permanently closed after 14 years of business.
- OUC has over $1 million to give out to people who are having a hard time paying their utility bills.
- “Orlando commissioner pushes residents to fill out 2020 Census.” – Click Orlando
- “‘It’s fear’: Orlando’s arts leadership doesn’t reflect region’s diversity.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Man shot 9 times at 7-Eleven in Orlando drives to get help and survives, police say.” – Click Orlando
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Ask Bungalower: What’s happening with Checker Park in Parramore?” – Bungalower
- “Great Reads: Orange County Public Library’s August book selections.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Shakes goes virtual for rest of year.” – Bungalower
- “After 30 years in business Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre to close temporarily.” – The Daily City
- “Orlando dog bar Boozehounds will not open in Edgewood.” – The Daily City
- “Inter Miami beats Orlando City for first win in club history.” – ESPN
- “With corporate headquarters still closed, ‘work from hotel’ becomes Florida’s next hot remote-office concept.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Are local pizza shops being burned by the national pepperoni shortage?” – Washington City Paper
- “Tropical Storm Marco gaining strength as it enters the Gulf, Laura drenches Haiti.” – WFTV
- [PAYWALL] “Orlando housing demand ‘far exceeds’ supply as prices climb.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “4/3 Historic bungalow in Lake Davis asking $449,500.”
- “2/2 Spring Lake ‘birdhouse’ home asking $209,900.”
- “3/3 College Park home asking $589,900.”
- “Fully renovated 4/2 College Park home asking $468,000.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- ALL WEEK: Sip and Savor Weeks (Orlando Main Streets)
- Monday 8/24: 38th Annual Summer ArtCamp Exhibition (Winter Park)
- Monday 8/24: Book Sale at LGBT Center (Mills 50)
- Monday 8/24: Global Fashion in the Age of Pandemics (Online)
- Thursday 8/27: Bike Night at Ace Cafe (Downtown)
- Friday 8/28: McRae Art Studio’s C-Note Show (Parramore)
- Friday 8/28: Orlando Critical Mass (Ivanhoe Village)
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**** GIVEAWAY CLOSED. CONGRATS TO @raleighderango **** We had a chance to check out the new brunch menu @theospreyorlando over the weekend and it was so tasty and satisfying. To celebrate, the awesome team from @goodsalt_rg is giving away $100 gift card to a lucky Bungalower. The gift card is valid at any of the their three local restaurants: @theospreyorlando @reyesmezcaleria & @seitobp Brunch @theospreyorlando is offered Saturday and Sunday, and they’ve launched a new modern, seafood forward menu for dinner. There’s also happy hour everyday—so what else do you need? Here’s how to enter: —Follow @theospreyorlando and @orlandobungalower (yes, we check) —Tag a friend you’d like to brunch with (multiple entries are welcome) —Open to Orlando-area residents who are 21+ Here’s a recap of what we tried out: —Crab Cake Benedict —House Bloody Mary with a massive shrimp & bacon —Fried Chicken —Golden Snitch with bourbon, sherry, passion fruit liquor —Pastrami Croque Madame —Panzanella Salad with Burrata