SPONSORED by Novel Lucerne: 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 was recorded at Aardvark Beverages and sponsored by our new friends at Janney Roofing, Orange County Library System, and WUCF’s Fun Run and is available HERE in podcast form.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Florida has entered Phase 3 of its re-opening plan. We don’t know how many phases there are but we do know that most local businesses still want you to social distance and wear a mask, regardless of what the governor says.
- Earth Fare just announced that it’s coming back to Novel Lucerne in the SoDo District, thereby skipping the entire pandemic and making us wonder if we’re living in a time loop.
- Orlando Weekly just launched something called “Orlando Taco Week” where you can get $5 tacos from participating restaurants. But it’s really a two-week deal and some of them have tacos that are cheaper than $5.
- The City of Orlando turned down a pitch by Creative City Project to take over the holiday lights at Lake Eola, which worked out great for Leu Gardens, because now they’re getting an immersive, high-tech holiday light display. Clap. Back.
- Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining has been extended to Halloween.
- Wall Street Plaza has begun a phased reopening after being closed for months. Street parties aren’t expected to return until 2021.
- Motorworks Brewing is in a soft-opening phase. Holler at our Bungalower Buddies who came out to try some free beer flights on Friday.
- “Orlando bars see fast return of customers during first full weekend open.” – Spectrum News 13
- “My Brother’s Keeper awarded $1 million to expand in Orlando.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando blogger’s crafty sidewalk bar gets dinged by police.” – NARCITY
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Downtown Arts District to host 11th Annual Dia de Ls Muertos and Monster Event.” – Bungalower
- “Due Amici is now Anthony’s Pizzeria and Italian.” – Bungalower
- “New restaurant/bar concept moving into former B Bar downtown.” – Bungalower
- “Papa Llama is in a very soft-opening.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando City wants you to choose the design of its new license plate.” – FOX 35
- “The pandemic is transforming how Americans use public libraries, parks, and streets — and it’s depriving vulnerable people of space when they need it most.” – Insider
- “Building public places for a COVID world.” – The New York Times
- “Central Florida 7-Eleven stores will give away free whole pizzas on first Sunday of October.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Elton John announces rescheduled Amway Center show in 2022.” – Orlando Weekly
- “‘Bright Young Things’ takes live theater to the streets of downtown Orlando.” – Watermark
- [PAYWALL] “Hourglass District team unveils new mixed-use project at Bumby and Curry Ford.” – GrowthSpotter
- [PAYWALL] “IRS inks downtown Orlando lease; plans to leave Maitland.” – Orlando Business Journal
- [PAYWALL] “Restaurant collaboration during COVID-19 yields creativity, cross-pollination — and coin.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “3/2 Home in Colonialtown North asking $423,000.”
- “3/2 Pool home in Lake Underhill asking $367,000.”
- “Video Tour: Alexan Winter Park Apartments.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Wednesday, Sept. 30: Alexan Winter Park’s Block Party (Winter Park)
- Wednesday, Sept. 30: Reimagining Public Engagement in Public Spaces (Online)
- Thursday, Oct. 1: Central Florida Foundation hosts Table Talk (Online)
- Thursday, Oct. 1: What’s Up Downtown – Orlando Land Trust (Online)
- Friday, Oct. 2: Bright Young Things (Downtown)
- Friday, Oct. 2: Drive-in – Remember the Titans (West Orlando)
- Friday, Oct. 2: Opening Reception – Construct Our Orlando (Ivanhoe Village)