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 the newly-renovated Eola Wine Company by Lake Eola while sipping on great vino and eating some delicious charcuteries. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- The new owner of a property adjacent to Exploria Stadium is looking at revisiting a previous plan to build a brewery there and we have the plans.
- The City of Orlando broke ground on a new Central Park just west of downtown in the Parramore neighborhood last week.
- This popular Ivanhoe Village bar is adding artisan pizza service.
- Orlando is getting two dinosaur-centric events this month; one is a drive-thru at the Convention Center and the other is at Leu Gardens.
- Thornton Park is crowd-sourcing photos of a local bodega cat for a calendar and we’re into it. Submit your photos of Lulu while you can.
- Our friends at Macbeth Studio just released their latest video spotlight of a local do-gooding organization and it’s all about Rebuilding Together of Central Florida.
- Need help finding some happy things in your day-to-day? Don’t worry, we came up with a list of 10 Orlando things that nourish happiness.
- “Visualizing COVID-19’s Impact on Hospitals Across the Country.” – CovidTracking.com
- “Alabama lands Space Force HQ over Florida.” – FOX 35
- “Orlando restaurant manager receives outpouring of support after using secret note to help rescue abused boy.” – Click Orlando
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Great Reads: Orange County Library System’s January book selections.” – Bungalower
- “Local group rehabbing this West Lakes home.” – Bungalower
- “New tea shop opening in Mills 50.” – Bungalower
- “Federal officials seek information on manatee harassment.” – Citrus Community Chronicle
- “Post-pandemic cities can permanently reclaim public spaces as gathering places.” – The Conversation
- “The pandemic pushed cities to take back their streets from cars. Will they keep them in 2021?” – Fast Company
- “Shake Shack’s first-ever drive-thru is coming to a West Orlando shopping center.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Help for restaurants overcharged by third-party delivery apps?” – Scott Joseph’s Orando Restaurant Guide
- “The hidden costs of over-parking our cities.” – Sightline Institute
- [PAYWALL] “ALDI eyes College Park area for newest store.” – GrowthSpotter
- [PAYWALL] “The future of offices when workers have a choice.” – The New York Times
- [PAYWALL] “Billionaire-to-be Brian Acton got tech start at Lake Howell High.” – Orlando Sentinel
- [PAYWALL] “Remote workers, CEOs may clash as businesses reopen their doors | Commentary.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “3/2 Lake Como pool home asking $400,000.”
- “Contemporary College Park home asking $749,000.”
- “3/2 Midcentury home in Audubon Park asking $310,000.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 1/18: In-Between Series – Thomas Milovac Ensemble (Downtown)
- Monday 1/18: USWNT vs. Colombia – International Friendly (Parramore)
- Tuesday 1/19: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo at Persimmon Hollow (Downtown)
- Thursday 1/21: 3rd Thursday at City Arts – Opening Night Reception (Downtown)
- Thursday 1/21: West Lakes Community Conversation (West Orlando)
- Friday 1/22: Frogpig at Haos on Church (Church Street)
- Friday 1/22: Opening Reception – American Artists in the Southwest (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 1/22: Persimmon Hollow Farmers Market (Downtown)