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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.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- 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.
- Two Thorton Park business owners are banding together to open a new concept in the former Dexter’s Restaurant space on Washington Street.
- The owners of Gnarly Barley are moving their concept out of Belle Isle and into Ivanhoe Village.
- 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?
- A frog from Orlando is the 2021 face of Cadbury. That’s right, 2021 has given us a frog-bunny.
- Mills 50 and Ten 10 Brewing just released a collaborative beer that you can buy, drink, and support the district with.
- There’s a new Indian restaurant opening on OBT and it looks delicious.
- The folks behind Santiago’s Bodega are building out a ramen concept next door in the former Orlando Meats space.
- “Orange County had the second-highest unemployment rate in all of Florida in February.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Teenagers rescued after Kissimmee slingshot ride malfunctions.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “11 Questions with Orlando writer, playwright, and food critic Joseph Hayes.” – Bungalower
- “The Aardvark launches new Saturday Yacht Rock Brunch series.” – Bungalower
- “New pizza kitchen opening in Ivanhoe Village.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando agrees to fund Black Orlando Tech.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Weekly hosting Orlando Taco Week, April 20-May 4.” – Bungalower
- “Winter Park brings back Easter Parades in lieu of egg hunts.” – Bungalower
- “Florida GOP passes anti-protest bill in state House.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Nikola Vucevic overcome with emotion when asked about leaving Orlando.” – Orlando Pinstriped Post
- “City of Orlando to pay assistant fire chief almost $1 million to settle discrimination, sexual harassment lawsuit.” – WFTV 9
- [PAYWALL] “Orlando Sentinel eyes newsroom at UCF downtown campus.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “3/2 Winter Park home on ‘Bungalow Avenue’ asking $574,900.”
- “5/3 Lakefront Belle Isle home asking $820,000.”
- “3/2 Historic Tudor home in College Park asking $599,900.”
- “NYC bodegas are a window into the boroughs’ uneven recovery.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Advanced cognitive skill deserts in the US: Their likely causes and implications.” – Brookings
- “The precarious state of the mom-and-pop store.” – Common/Edge
- “5 Shipping container homes you can order right now.” – Curbed
- “A park that welcomes homeless people, partially designed by homeless people, will be a Philly first.” – Inquirer
- “This Hygiene Hub is run by people experiencing homelessness.” – Next City
- “Farmers markets are vital during COVID-19, but they need more support.” – Project for Public Spaces
- “How dog parks took over the urban landscape.” – Smithsonian Magazine
- “How the sounds of nature affect your well-being.” – Treehugger
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 3/30: Taffy’s Birthday Bingo (Downtown)
- Tuesday 3/30: Divas in Drag Workshop with Pattaya Hart (Ivanhoe Village)
- Wednesday 3/31: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Downtown)
- Thursday 4/1: Still Dreaming Virtual Event (ONLINE)
- Friday 4/2: Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades (Parramore)
- Friday 4/2: UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021 (Downtown)