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 Eola General in Lake Eola Heights in downtown Orlando. 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:
- The DDB and City of Orlando have backpedaled on sidewalk cafe restrictions as a possible response to spikes in downtown gun violence.
- The Orlando Police Department raised some eyebrows this week when they erected a fence around their new headquarters in the Parramore neighborhood – a building that was lauded for being designed to be open and welcoming to the community.
- The Hideaway Bar is moving across the street as the result of a surprise land swap with the ever-expanding The Yard at Ivanhoe development.
- As a new concept moves toward a fall opening, the restaurant group behind the recently-closed Luma on Park are suing the building owners for reparations and the right to reopen their popular restaurant.
- The owners of the former Harmon Photo building in Ivanhoe Village are looking at investing in a rooftop patio and generous renovation to seduce a new tenant to take over the space.
- Creative City Project announced a year’s worth of really ambitious public programming full of fairies, dragons, and concerts where you can lay down on yoga mats and have a nap. Just like we’ve always wanted.
- Fried chicken is so hawt right now! Jam Hot Chicken is moving into the former Sausage Shack in Hannibal Square and Guy Fieri is opening a Chicken Guy location in Winter Park across the street from PDQ, Chick-fil-a, and Popeye’s.
- “Biden to name Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub a national memorial.” – PIX11
- “Report: Becky Hammon to interview for Orlando Magic head coaching job.” – Pinstriped Post
- “What’s changed since The Pulse Nightclub Shooting.” – WMFE
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “2020/21 Mayor’s Matching Grants awarded.” – Bungalower
- “CityArts launches new outdoor movie series downtown.” – Bungalower
- “City looking to replace docks at Lake Underhill Park.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando local, Robert Rivers, is the 2021 recipient of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.” – Bungalower
- “PDQ and 4Rivers are having a BBQ chicken sandwich baby.” – Bungalower
- “Remembering Christina Grimmie: Singer fatally shot in Orlando 5 years ago.” – FOX 35
- “Family of Pulse victim to donate $25K in matching funds to The Center Orlando.” – Watermark
- “Orange County Public School students can get free meals over the summer holidays at weekly curbside distribution events.” – WMFE
- “2/2 Colonialtown home asking $444,990.”
- “Modern 3/2 Hourglass home asking $589,000.”
- “2/2 Colonialtown home asking $399,999.”
- “The Queer City: How to design more inclusive public space.” – The Conversation
- “As NYPD sets new park curfews, a battle for public space is brewing in Manhattan.” – Gothamist
- “Miami residents resist the idea of a 20-foot seawall.” – Planetizen
- “New York City needs economic recovery strategies other than gentrification.” – Planetizen
- “Metro Boston voters strongly support reconfigured streets with fewer cars, more public space.” – StreetsBlog
- “What NYC Needs Now: Public Space Management.” – StreetsBlog
- “Resilient placemaking for communities and cities. Essential for disaster preparedness and crisis management.” – The Weekly Journal
ORLANDO LOCAL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT:
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 6/14: In-Between Series presents “Aarons Home” (Downtown)
- Tuesday 6/15: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo (Thornton Park)
- Thursday 6/17: SoDo Seeds and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream (SoDo)
- Friday 6/18: Celebrate Freedom – Juneteenth at the Wells’Built (Parramore)
- Friday 6/18: Taylor Swift Night: Cruel Summer Kickoff (Downtown)
- Friday 6/18: Tchami at The Vanguard (Downtown)
- Friday 6/18: The Little Merman from The Black Lagoon (Church Street)