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 Commission Beer Chamber on Curry Ford – a newish craft beer bar with loads of 80s and 90s nostalgia. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms or just scroll down a bit and listen to it here!
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- We’re launching a new pop-up outdoor event series with Will’s Pub in an old car lot in Mills 50 called “Carlotta’s Culture Park” and we’re kicking it off with a Mayhem on Mills wrestling event on February 21. Stay tuned for more programming announcements.
- The speed limit on the 408 was just raised to 60 mph where it cuts through downtown Orlando. Now cue the jokes about it being actually “lowered” to 60 mph.
- A stretch of Pine Street in downtown Orlando is getting a protected bike lane.
- E-bikes are back in Orlando and they are being operated by a local company.
- A mural we helped fundraise for was just installed in downtown Orlando by the CityArts building with the help of the Downtown Orlando Partnership, which just hired a new director.
- The rooftop bar at the Amway Center is reopening under a new name and new management team.
- An Orlando-based tech firm just launched a crowd-sourcing microloan app that lets small businesses activate their customer base and turn them into investors.
- “Commission schedules special meeting to address accusatory forum question.” – the32789
- “Dr. Phillips Center to bring Broadway back in fall 2021.” – Watermark
- “Orange schools to offer expanded summer education.” – 90.7 WMFE
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Did You Know-town: Pilots have really weird names for flight paths into Orlando.” – Bungalower
- “Fleet Farming launches new fruit tree planting service.” – Bungalower
- “New mocktail bar/tearoom now open in Winter Park.” – Bungalower
- “New Will’s Pub kitchen now open.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Fringe launches cardboard cutout audience fundraiser.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Museum of Art appoints new director.” – Bungalower
- “How Visit Orlando’s new CEO plans to bring Orlando’s tourism back.” – Click Orlando
- “Sports betting comes to cruise ships and it may soon be legal in Florida.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Darden Restaurants announces mobile food pantry for Second Harvest of Central Florida.” – Tasty Chomps
- [PAYWALL] “UCF announces Terry Mohajir is its new athletics director.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Shared Governance: A democratic future for public spaces.” – AZURE
- “NYC Street Vendors get overdue relief with new permits bill.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Why we don’t believe in the Big City Obituary.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Tonika Johnson discusses using photography as a starting point to explore Chicago’s ongoing history of segregation.” – Colossal
- “How neuroscience informs architecture and urban design.” – Public Square
- “Dallas to consider expanding food truck ordinance.” – Dallas Observer
- “How a library is reimagining public Wi-Fi during COVID-19.” – Project for Public Spaces
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 2/16: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Thursday 2/18: 2021 SheBelieves Cup – Brazil vs. Argentina (Parramore)
- Thursday 2/18: Front Porch Series – Best In Brass New Orleans Brass Band (Milk District)
- Thursday 2/18: Pulptown’s 2nd Annual Pitch-Your-Friend Event (ONLINE)
- Thursday 2/18: Rethinking How and What We Build (ONLINE)
- Friday 2/19: Fulk Music Festival (Winter Park)
- Friday 2/19: Din-O-Night II at Leu Gardens (Audubon Park)
- Friday 2/19: Orlando Punk Archive Flyer Gallery and Swap Meet (Mills 50)
- Friday 2/19: Winter Park – State of the City (Winter Park)