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 270th episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at Orlando Brewing with the owner, John Cheek, and SoDo Main Street director Misty Heath, ahead of their upcoming SoDo After Dark event on the 23rd.
And don’t forget that the digital version of our April 2022 print issue is now available online.
TOP TEN HEADLINES
- Breaking Bad alums and actual real-life friends Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are coming to Orlando to host a bottle signing for their award-winning liquor brand, Dos Hombres, on May 4.
- The owners of Foxtail Coffee snapped up three leases in the same plaza as their original Winter Park storefront and have subleased them to local favorites Swine and Sons, The Courtesy Bar, and Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. Read all about the new Winter Park Social House here.
- Construction has started on a new Electric Vehicle Charging Hub in downtown Orlando that will have spaces for over 20 cars that can be charged in under an hour.
- There’s a new wine and spirits market opening in Winter Park by the Rollins baseball fields that’s also a registered B-corp, which means they’re just as interested in donating funds to charity as they are in making a profit. Read more about the Generous Pour on bungalower.com.
- Seana’s Caribbean and Soul Food in Gotha is opening a ghost kitchen at Dollins Food Hall so downtowners can enjoy their tasty eats too.
- Pickleball is apparently one of the fastest-growing sports in the country and Dover Shores Neighborhood Center will be getting the first public courts in the city. The hype is real.
- Jon Busdeker and our editor, Brendan O’Connor, just released a book called “100 Things to do in Orlando Before You Die” so you should probably get a copy because time’s a waistin’.
- “Trio of Orlando bars lose appeal over Orange County COVID-19 restrictions.” – Orlando Weekly
- “What does the future hold for Winter Park’s old library?” – Orlando Sentinel
- “More than 10,000 volunteers are still needed to staff the Special Olympics in Orlando in June.” – 90.7 WMFE
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Audubon Center hosting Baby Owl Shower on May 7.” – Bungalower
- “City of Winter Park jumps on the free tree train.” – Bungalower
- “Embellish FX leaving College Park after 9 years.” – Bungalower
- “Sherriff’s Office launches new mobile video game trailer.” – Bungalower
- “Team Market Group building new Central Garden concept in Parramore.” – Bungalower
- “Body found in Lake Baldwin, Orlando police say.” – Click Orlando
- “Employees with Spirit Airlines protest at Orlando International Airport. Here’s why.” – Click Orlando
- “SR-408 reopens in Orange County after 43-car pileup.” – Click Orlando
- “Central Florida a finalist in Space Force search for training command center.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Report: Orlando in the mix for possible ACC athletic HQ.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “UCF medical school grad sues ORMC, says mix-up derailed her career.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Legendary nightclub Barbarella has left downtown Orlando and why that’s a big deal.” – Orlando Weekly
- “The best donuts in Orlando, according to Reddit.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando-area town’s infamous racist past earns surprise state grant to repair its abandoned Black cemetery.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando airport safety facility called outdated, in disrepair, posing threat to passengers and staff.” – West Orlando News
- “Remote workers causing strain on Orlando home prices, experts say.” – WFTV
- “House of the Day: 3/2 Colonialtown home asking $389,000.”
- “House of the Day: 3/2 Audubon Park home asking $475,000.”
- “House of the Day: 2/1 Lake Como home asking $379,000.”
- “2022 is the Year of the Political Traffic Stunt.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Understanding the U.S. Housing Crisis in an era of inflation.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Why Chile’s president moved into a high-crime Santiago neighorhood.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “How rural transit systems are doing more with less.” – Planetizen
- “Accidentally On Purpose.” – Strong Towns
- “Don’t mistake development for a city.” – Strong Towns
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Monday 4/18: Master Pasta and Noodle Class (Thornton Park)
- Tuesday 4/19: Running 4 Courage 5K (Baldwin Park)
- Wednesday 4/20: Bungalower and The Buds – Dinner and a Movie (Winter Park)
- Thursday 4/21: 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop (Downtown)
- Friday 4/22: “100 Things to Do in Orlando” Book Signing with Jon and Brendan (Oviedo)
- Friday 4/22: Assassins at Cheyenne Saloon (Church Street)