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. And don’t forget to grab our latest print issue while you’re out and about in The City Beautiful.
Our latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 was recorded at The Axe Trap in Winter Park to sample some new menu items. 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:
- Mayor Demings thinks we should all be wearing masks again, but he can only suggest it, thanks to the Governor.
- The owners of RusTeak kept us on the edge this week with news that they’d be closing the College Park location while also opening a new restaurant in South Eola.
- The City of Orlando wants to keep parklets around for three more years.
- Orlando Magic just named a new head coach.
- The City released its first black-necked swan babies into Lake Eola Park and we were there to make a cute video about it.
- The Milk District Main Street is leasing an empty storefront to host a series of local pop-ups and events and we think it’s awesome. The first pop-up retail store is already open for business so be sure to stop by and support them.
- The Creative City Project is hosting an orchestral concert where guests can lay down on yoga mats and chill instead of sitting in stuffy chairs.
- “Hundreds block Semoran Boulevard in Orlando at Cuba protest; police force them to sidewalk.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando restaurant Dovecote alleges discrimination as it faces eviction.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando Galaxy bring cricket to Orlando in inaugural season.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “Winter Park residents gather support to change Phelps Park playground.” – the32789
- “Yelp announces amazing new community manager.” – Bungalower
- “Breaking: Disney confirms plans to build campus in Lake Nona and relocate 2,000 jobs here.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Here’s which restaurants in Orlando were approved for Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando apartment rents are surging at ‘unprecedented’ rates. When will it cool down?” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Clutter vs. convenience: In Orlando, scooters appear here to stay after vote.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando Cubans demand U.S. intervention as hundreds flock to Lake Eola.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “COVID-19 outbreak reported after 16 infected in Orlando 911 call center.” WFLA
- “The city governments that have mastered data.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “The double-edged sword of upzoning.” – Brookings
- “Outdoor dining is home invation and other exaggerations.” – Curbed
- “Cities are getting money to reduce their jail populations. It’s working.” – Next City
- “Converting unused parking garages to affordable housing.” – Planetizen
- “The inequities of beach access.” – Planetizen
- “Opinion: Loud driving threatens our health.” – StreetsBlog NYC
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK:
- Monday 7/19: The History of Ice Cream in New York (ONLINE)
- Tuesday 7/20: Taffy’s Bungalower Bingo at Persimmon Hollow (Downtown)
- Wednesday 7/21: Future Park Along Little Econ River Virtual Meeting (ONLINE)
- Thursday 7/22: Soiree – A Summer Happening (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 7/23: Discotheque – Todd Terry (Downtown)
- Friday 7/23: The Mills 50 Parking Lot Party (Mills 50)
- Friday 7/23: Shaquille “DJ Diesel” O’Neal at The Vanguard (Downtown)