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 SOCO restaurant in Thornton Park. Click HERE to listen or head to one of your favorite podcast platforms. You can also just click play on the button below.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- The Orlando Utilities Commission is looking into possibly selling its old Ivanhoe power plant for development.
- The former K Restaurant space in College Park could house a Starbucks with a drive-thru soon, according to paperwork filed with the City of Orlando.
- Someone is looking to build a big fancy cigar lounge in Ivanhoe Village and neighbors aren’t that happy about it. Plus it would be right across the street from Nora’s Sugar Shack.
- Wheels and Lime just launched an integrated app service where you can rent scooters from both companies on one program.
- Lift Orlando is building a game-changing wellness center in West Lakes and we think every neighborhood should have something similar.
- A big meat and seafood market chain is looking to open a shop in Winter Park where they’ll have more than 700 types of meat. That’s a lot of meat though.
- Have you heard of “Aggressive Architecture” before? It has a profound impact on how people can interact with their urban environment.
- We made an interactive fried chicken map for Central Florida. You’re welcome.
- “City of Orlando innovation director takes new job at air taxi startup Lilium.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Amid red tide outbreak, Florida beckons visitors to beaches.” – 90.7 WMFE
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Milk District hosting pop-up skate park and skating rink this month.” – Bungalower
- “OCPS launching mobile to-go lunch service at local libraries.” – Bungalower
- “Our public spaces are important; let’s treat them like it.” – Bungalower
- “White Castle ghost kitchen back in action.” – Bungalower
- “PHOTOS: Woman says husband’s truck was struck by lightning on Florida Turnpike.” – FOX 35
- “Remote workers are on the rise. Here’s what they want in a home city.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Florida Supreme Court rejects recreational marijuana ballot amendment over wording (again).” – Orlando Weekly
- “Investigate all things Skunk Ape at the Great Florida Bigfoot Conference this summer in Lakeland.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando music venues still waiting on federal aid after months of bureaucratic gridlock.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Valencia College adjuncts vote to form a union after years-long push.” – Orlando Weekly
- “An historic gift for Black preservation.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “London’s Oxford Circus is kicking out cars.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Paris will keep its COVID-era cafe terraces.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “The hand-painted signs and murals of Latinx LA.” – Hyperallergic
- “A centuries-old idea that’s making cities more affordable today.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “Akron citizens earn reward points for shopping local.” – Reasons to be Cheerful
- “Visitors flock to Maryland’s state parks as officials consider reservations to manage crowds.” – The Washington Post
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Tuesday 6/22: History in a Glass – Bootleggers Paradise (ONLINE)
- Tuesday 6/22: Orlando City SC vs. San Jose Earthquakes (Parramore)
- Tuesday 6/22: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo at Persimmon Hollow (Downtown)
- Wednesday 6/23: Architect Richard Morris Hunt and the City Beautiful Movement (ONLINE)
- Thursday 6/24: Historical Architecture Tour (Maitland)
- Thursday 6/24: Zane Lamprey’s Laughs and Drafts (Ivanhoe Village)
- Thursday 6/24: The Moon Mercado – Super Strawberry Moon + Drum Circle (Thornton Park)
- Thursday 6/24: Mythical Creatures Burlesque Show (Milk District)
- Thursday 6/24: Strawberry Fully Moon Party at Boxi Park (Lake Nona)
- Thursday 6/24: Truth or Dare with P. Sparkle – Pride Edition (Downtown)
- Friday 6/25: Great American Weekend – Taste of Cape Cod (Lake Nona)