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.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES:
- Chelsie DiPaolo, owner of defunct veggie restaurant The Sanctum, is opening a new restaurant concept in Winter Park in the former home of Marlow’s Tavern on 17-92 and local plant-focused diners are posting some pretty mixed opinions aout it on social media.
- Longtime downtown nightclub staple, Barbarella (formerly Independent Bar) is moving out of downtown Orlando at the end of the month.
- The owners of Lizzy McCormack’s purchased Conrad’s Shanty in Mills 50.
- Orlando is designating the former home of prolific midwife Mary Jane Johnson as a historic site for her role in helping bring over 1,500 babies into the world.
- Chef Art Smith is opening a new retro-style diner in the Orlando International Airport.
- The Edible Education Experience just hired a new Executive Director.
- “Jennifer Hudson blows roof off at Orlando’s Steinmetz Hall, but sound disappoints.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Deputies investigating fight involving demonstrators wearing Nazi symbols, yelling anti-Semitic slurs.” – FOX 35
- “Sheriff’s deputies arrest three men in connection with Neo-Nazi demonstration.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Lynx, CFX or Brightline may operate SunRail as part of transition away from FDOT control.” – Orlando Business Journal
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT):
- “One central Florida high school group thinks Florida needs a new state bird. The students are not alone.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “City of Orlando seeking nominations for memorials at new downtown park.” – Bungalower
- “Cool Job Alert: Interactive Media Coordinator at Orlando Venues.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando City Soccer season opener scheduled for February 27.” – Bungalower
- “Man dies in fiery crash with brick sign in College Park.” – Click Orlando
- “Man hit by train in downtown Orlando, in critical condition, police say.” – Click Orlando
- “Orlando City Drops Second Preseason Game 1-0 to FC Dallas; Ercan Kara Injured.” – The Mane Land
- “As officials denounce Nazi rallies in Orlando, DeSantis accuses political opponents of ‘smear.‘” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Central Florida civil rights martyrs nominated for Presidential Medal of Freedom.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando man accused of killing wife ruled incompetent for trial.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Vegan comfort food coming to Casselberry as V’s Diner goes brick-and-mortar.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando’s 20 most romantic restaurants according to Yelp.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Florida governor DeSantis under fire for refusal to condemn Orlando neo-Nazi rallies.” – The Times of Israel
- “House of the Day: 3/2 Winter Park home with private basketball court asking $525,000.”
- “House of the Day: 3/2 Colonial Revival asking $595,000.”
- “The pandemic scramble to legalize home-based businesses.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Scaffolding as status symbol? One company has high hopes.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Brad Pitt wanted to help New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina — but those affordable homes turned into another disaster.” – MarketWatch
- “How cool roofs are helping women earn more in India.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
- “A venture into the urban wilderness: CityNerd’s Field Guide to Stroads.” – Strong Towns
- Monday 2/7: Meng’s Kitchen and Tuun Dinner Pop-up (Milk District)
- Monday 2/7: Resonate Festival (Milk District)
- Tuesday 2/8: Love Your Pet with Woof Gang Bakery SoDo (SoDo)
- Tuesday 2/8: Tool (Parramore)
- Thursday 2/19: OMA Basquiat Opening Reception (Ivanhoe Village)
- Friday 2/11: Basquiat’s 1982 Heroes and Monsters Ball (Ivanhoe Village)