Here at Bungalower, we regularly cover the “Comings and Goings” of local businesses in our coverage area in downtown Orlando and Winter Park’s “bungalow neighborhoods” and 2021 kept us pretty busy – though we had a lot more openings than closings this year, so don’t lose heart.

15. “Finnhenry’s owners announce closure

“The owners of Finnhenry’s Public House in downtown Orlando have announced on Facebook this past Sunday that they would be closing up shop over the weekend citing a difficult business climate in the Central Business District. The popular Irish pub, located at 37 N. Orange Avenue in the downtown core, has been in business […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

14. “Ask Bungalower: Did Cleo’s close?

“Reports were coming in late last month that beloved downtown watering hole, Cleo’s Lounge had closed up shop. While that’s kind of true, the real story is that the bar and the building it’s located in, were purchased by […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

13. “Soundbar has closed

“Popular downtown venue, Soundbar just announced that it has closed, effective immediately. Known for hosting a variety of live music performances, Soundbar posted on its social media platforms earlier today saying the closure was due to a prolonged legal battle with its landlord. You can read their post below. According to another […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

12. “The New Standard is in Limbo

“The New Standard has essentially closed. The popular restaurant/music venue that taught us how to cook BLT sandwiches last year during quarantine is in the process of being evicted […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

11. “Bubbalou’s closed in Winter Park

“Bubbalou’s Bodacious Bar-B-Que has closed its Winter Park location. The popular barbecue restaurant has been in operation at 1471 Lee Road [GMap] since 1986, but owners took to Facebook to explain that business had dropped significantly during the pandemic and that they were forced to operate the restaurant with just four employees […]” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

10. “Olde Hearth moving out of East End Market

“Olde Hearth Bread Company has just announced that it will be closing its stall at the East End Market by the end of the year. The artisan bakery company has operated in the Audubon Park foodie destination since it opened in 2013, using the stall as a satellite station for its fresh-baked […]”CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

9. “Farris and Foster’s closes Baldwin Park shop

“Farris and Foster’s Chocolate Factory has just announced that it has closed its Baldwin Park storefront. The business, which had been open for 20 years, was a retail chocolate shop that also hosted workshops and private parties, and was led by chocolatier Farris Riggsbee. Farris and Foster’s was located at 4875 New […]”CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

8. “Jaber Orlando now closed

“Jaber Orlando has closed. The restaurant, which was located at 2611 Edgewater Drive, specialized in Mediterranean and Brazilian food and opened in 2019. The owners, the Jaber family, closed the College Park restaurant on September 4, taking to Instagram to share that due to contractual issues that, “… were beyond our power.” They […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

7. “Bacon-less Wendy’s now closed in Health Village

“UPDATE: A hospital spokesperson has informed us that while the hospital owns the land, the adjacent Comfort Suites Downtown currently holds a ground lease on the entire parcel, and it will be up to them as to what happens next on that property. The infamous no-bacon Wendy’s location in Ivanhoe Village, just across the street […]” – CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

6. “Eyes on the Street: Coco Bar and Tapas is “temporarily” closed

“Coco Bar and Tapas has closed, according to its recent social media channels. The Mexican-inspired restaurant, located on the bottom floor of the Sanctuary Condominium building at 100 S. Eola Drive near Lake Eola Park, opened in early 2019 […]”CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

5. “New restaurant still on track to take over former Luma space

“We told you HERE in June that the owners of the recently closed Luma on Park were suing their previous landlords in a seeming attempt to get their old restaurant space back and could have potentially kept the new tenant, Ava MediterrAegean from opening, but it seems that fear can be put to rest. According […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

4. “RusTeak owners close College Park location

“Popular restaurant, RusTeak closed on Saturday, July 10. According to employees, the restaurant was experiencing a severe staffing shortage issue and the owners were forced to close down the College Park location, while the other RuSteak in Ocoee will continue to operate. All staff members have been shifted to other restaurants, including […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

3. “Ask Bungalower: When is Winter Park Fish Co. reopening?

“Winter Park Fish Co. carried out an ambitious construction project this spring that added more indoor seating options to the popular […]” CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

2. “Embassy Irish Bar closes up shop

The Embassy Irish Bar has closed. The owner of the bar, Roger Wall, made the following post on the Embassy Irish Bar Facebook page announcing the decision to close after two years of business. Embassy Irish Bar was located at 2 S. Orange Avenue in the same building as Jimmy John’s in downtown […]”CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

1. “HOPR Bikes not renewing permit in Orlando

“HOPR Bikes, the local mobility app/bike-share company, has just announced that it will cease operations in Orlando by the end of the month. The announcement was made late last week to HOPR app users, sharing that the company would not be offering services after April 16, 2021, which is when its original bike-share permit with […]”CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE

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