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.

Click HERE to listen to the latest episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1 which was recorded at TownePlace Suites with the SoDo District leadership team to chat about some upcoming events they’re hosting. Or catch up on one of your favorite podcast platforms. Or just click play on the button below.


  1. While we await the apointment of a new Nighttime Economy Manager for the Downtown Business District, it appears as if all of the public programs created by the original “Night Mayor” have all but disappeared.
  2. You’ve seen the beautiful views from Church Street’s high rise AC Hotel and Sky Bar, now its sister tower is ramping up to be built on the current site of Ballroom at Church Street and we have the renderings.
  3. The historic Veranda at Thornton Park property is for sale and we made a whole Pinterest Board of ideas for the next owner.
  4. The Immersive Van Gogh event has been postponed but we now know that its “historic venue in the heart of downtown Orlando” is in fact, the Orange County Convention Center. They still need to sign the lease though.
  5. The Pet Alliance has seen record-breaking numbers of donations since its Conroy shelter was burned down last month and it’s accelerating the timetable for their new home, but they’re still looking for a long-term/temporary home until its built.
  6. A local donut shop is offering Halloween-themed delivery services with someone dressed as Pennywise the clown from Stephen King’s “It.”
  7. The SoDo Main Street just hired a new executive director and it’s Misty Heath, our Direcor of Public Partnerships here at Bungalower Media.
  8. Orlando will bid for 2026 World Pride.” – Click Orlando
  9. Here’s where Orlando ranks among the best foodie cities in the US.” – Click Orlando
  10. Orlando Pride continue anti-harassment protests in Gotham match.” – Orlando Sentinel



Aloha! Treat yo’self. Feelin’ sporty?

Looking to turn up new adventures downtown? Say “aloha” to exotic DTO experiences with a Spam-tastic dinner at The 808, catch a wave of karaoke at Aloha Beautiful, or sip flaming tiki drinks at Aku Aku. Time to treat yo’self? Find your inner light at the Artifact Candle Foundry, transform your tresses at Blo Blow Dry Bar, and enjoy cocktails over a fluorescent sunset at AC Sky Bar. And if you’re feelin’ sporty, you’ll find pucks, goals, and dribbles galore. Check out this “choose your adventure” feature that curates three unique experiences HERE.  





Be sure to visit the latest exhibition at @ahmaitland when it opens on Friday, October 8th!

♬ original sound – Bungalower

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