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 new Orlando Meats location at Ravaudage in Winter Park. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms or just click play on the button below.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- A pending sale was announced for Orlando City Soccer.
- Orlando Museum of Art is opening a second location in a downtown Orlando office tower.
- We broke the news about Pig Floyd’s and Stasio’s Italian Deli opening a collab pizza concept in Mills 50 and we got our paws on the renderings too.
- A 71-year-old man tried to steal two baby swans from Lake Eola on Mother’s Day and now he’s facing some serious charges.
- Amazon is opening one of its 4-Star brick-and-mortar shops in a Milk District shopping plaza.
- Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin are going on a continent-wide tour this year with a stop in Orlando and we can’t handle it.
- The Winter Park City Commission has tabled the discussion about the future of the Austin’s Coffee property on Fairbanks. It’s not off the table, it’s just under all the junk mail and they’ll find it later.
- Orlando is getting another Main Street program.
- “As hospitality labor shortages grow, the industry evolves in an attempt to attract new workers.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Emergency Rental Assistance Program portal opens to Orlando residents on Tuesday.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Local artist replacing ‘Men Working’ signs with gender-neutral alternatives.” – the32789
- “Art and History Museums Maitland hosting immersive summer exhibition inspired by Spain.” – Bungalower
- “Bites and Bubbles set to open by end of May.” – Bungalower
- “Downtown Orlando Partnership announces 2021 Golden Brick winners.” – Bungalower
- “Opera Orlando’s last show of season shares story of transgender woman.” – Bungalower
- “Altamonte Springs cancels Red Hot & Boom fireworks show for second year in a row.” – Click Orlando
- “Gov. Ron DeSantis signs bill limiting local governments to impose gun regulations.” – Click Orlando
- “Hunter’s Creek groups oppose Brightline extension along State Road 417 to Disney.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “After years of issues, Orange County looks to crack down on puppy mill-linked pet stores.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando rent less affordable than San Francisco, thanks to coronavirus housing squeeze.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias bring rescheduled co-headlining tour to Orlando in October.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando airport nears completion of new terminal.” – Spectrum News 13
- “Orlando police say man charged in knife attack solicited someone to ‘hurt female who upset him’.” – WESH 2
- “Gun violence on the rise in Orlando, Orange County, police say.” – WFTV 9
- “5/7 Spanish Revival estate in Winter Park asking $2,500,000.”
- “Beautiful 5/8 Lake Concord estate asking $3,299,000.”
- “New study examines creative placemaking in a changing community.” – Levitt Foundation
- “LA’s ‘unapologetically Black’ mile-long monument rises in Crenshaw.” – Next City
- “Recover fund aims to save live music venues.” – Planetizen
- “When Italians abandoned this village, refugees brought it back to life.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “When one city gave people cash, they went out and got jobs.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “6 principles for building a strong town.” – Strong Towns
- “Green spaces tied to smaller Black-white gap in coronavirus rates.” – U.S. News
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 5/17: Interviews and Brews with Still Serving (SoDo)
- Tuesday 5/18: Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (Ivanhoe Village)
- Tuesday 5/18: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Downtown)
- Wednesday 5/19: Peek a Boo Burlesque Show (Thornton Park)
- Thursday 5/20: Front Porch Series featuring Bootleg Run (Milk District)
- Thursday 5/20: Running for Courage (Baldwin Park)
- Friday 5/21: Opera on the Town – As One (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 5/21: Party in the Plaza – Together Again (Church Street)