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 weed-inspired Cheba Hut in East Orlando. Click HERE to listen or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms or just click play on the button below. Brendan also recorded a special Bonus Episode of the podcast featuring an interview with Jammie Treadwell of Treadwell Farms.
TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- The folks at Team Market Group just purchased Colonial Lanes and are already hard at work restoring the property to its former glory.
- Someone bought the former CityArts Factory building in the heart of downtown Orlando and we don’t know if it will have tacos or fried chicken, but we’ll be keeping our eyes on it anyway.
- The historic Kerouac House narrowly dodged castostrophic damage last week when a massive piece of a 250-year-old live oak fell on its front porch.
- Governor DeSantis just relaxed restrictions on the Florida Cottage Food Law, make it easier to operate food businesses out of your home kitchen.
- Winter Park Magazine just gave away the Winter Park Institute to a local faith-based non-profit leader.
- This new map by American Forests analyzes the relationship between trees and socioeconomic status and takes a hard look at how cities across the country are doing in regards to spreading the leafy green love.
- The City of Orlando is hiring a new Communications and Events Coordinator.
- “Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolon said he’s staying in Orlando.” – FOX 35
- “Florida’s air quality is great — just don’t inhale the algae bloom poison.” – Florida Phoenix
- “Tropical Storm Elsa track shifts closer to Central Florida; Florida Keys under tropical storm warning.” – Orlando Sentinel
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Phil Anderson Reflects on His First 100 Days as Winter Park Mayor.” – the32789
- “Bring to Orlando: A Bob Ross retrospective exhibition.” – Bungalower
- “Joe Rogan heading to Amway Center this August.” – Bungalower
- “Waxing Poetic: The post-pandemic Central Business District.” – Bungalower
- “‘Everyone was kind of doing their best:’ Orlando bar owner says he’s not a hero for his leadership.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando combats homelessness investing $100,000 to transport people to work.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando is the No. 1 travel destination for Fourth of July, AAA says.” – Click Orlando
- “‘It’s ridiculous growth:’ Orlando market seeing historic rent hikes.” – Click Orlando
- “Downtown Orlando retail building sold to New York investor.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando’s Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to live now.” – Orlando Magazine
- “Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando wants to know if your pet is the cutest in the city.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Passing the torch on the Pulse Ribbon Project.” – Spectrum News 9
- “Orlando seeks to lure new companies as office vacancies rise.” – Spectrum News 13
- “Want to build your City’s economy? Think transportation, not tax breaks.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Developers will finally have to assess who gets displaced by rezonings.” – Curbed
- “No place to go when you need to go? These New Yorkers have ideas.” – The New York Times
- “The first ‘Mentrual Hub’ in the country is open in Philadelphia.” – Next City
- “Historic Preservation and the LGBTQ Community.” – Planning Magazine
- “How adaptive reuse can help solve the housing crisis.” – Planning Magazine
- “America’s ‘Smart City’ didn’t get much smarter.” – Wired
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 6/5: Rashid Williams and the LFJ Orchestra (Mills 50)
- Tuesday 6/6: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo at Persimmon Hollow (Downtown)
- Wednesday 6/7: Orlando Story Club – School’s Out! (Downtown)
- Wednesday 6/7: Show Me How You ‘Merica (Out of Bounds)
- Thursday 6/8: Gallery Art Tour – On Seeing Segovia (Out of Bounds)
- Thursday 6/8: HEXED – A Femme Rock Musical (South Eola)
- Friday 6/9: Gryffin (DJ Set) (Downtown)
- Friday 6/9: Martin Stranka Exhibition Opening (South Eola)
- Friday 6/9: Orlando Pride vs. Racining Louisville FC (Parramore)