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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 Tornatore’s Cafe and Pizzeria in celebration of their 12-year anniversary.  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.


  1. The Orlando Land Trust raised enough funds to purchase the property at Rosalind and Central, bought it, and donated it to the City of Orlando to be used as future green space.
  2. Two Thorton Park business owners are banding together to open a new concept in the former Dexter’s Restaurant space on Washington Street.
  3. The owners of Gnarly Barley are moving their concept out of Belle Isle and into Ivanhoe Village.
  4. Rollins College commissioned a new sculpture of Mr. Rogers, bringing them one step closer to being an unofficial Mr. Rogers museum. Which they should probably just lean into and open, right?
  5. A frog from Orlando is the 2021 face of Cadbury. That’s right, 2021 has given us a frog-bunny.
  6. Mills 50 and Ten 10 Brewing just released a collaborative beer that you can buy, drink, and support the district with.
  7. There’s a new Indian restaurant opening on OBT and it looks delicious.
  8. The folks behind Santiago’s Bodega are building out a ramen concept next door in the former Orlando Meats space.
  9. Orange County had the second-highest unemployment rate in all of Florida in February.” – Orlando Weekly
  10. Teenagers rescued after Kissimmee slingshot ride malfunctions.” – Orlando Weekly






We had so much fun eating all the things at Tornatores in College Park in celebration of its 12th anniversary! #orlando #fl #orlandotiktok #italian

♬ Ribs – Lorde

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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