This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods,” and some bonus headlines you may have missed.
Click HERE to listen to the 284th episode of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at the newly opened Simply Cheese (Instagram| Website) in Winter Park – a new cheesemonger with ties to Michigan that we wrote about previously HERE.
TOP TEN HEADLINES
- We may have lost the game against Arsenal but all of Orlando won when a local was asked to tour with the team and help design their travel kit.
- Visit Orlando’s popular Magical Dining initiative scheduled to return on August 26 with $40 prix fixe menus at over 100 participating restaurants.
- Orlando City Council has just approved plans for a new 16-story residential tower in downtown Orlando’s South Eola neighborhood.
- The folks at CityArts in downtown Orlando are hosting a Bridgerton-themed event this September and everyone’s talking about it.
- A Boston-based, New York-style bagel chain is opening a new location in Winter Park.
- Looking for a cool job that would have an impact on the community? Keep Orlando Beautiful is looking for a new coordinator to continue its ongoing public space and volunteer initiatives.
- “City of Orlando exec Christopher Castro tapped for new role at U.S. Department of Energy.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Ousted Orlando Museum director behind seized Basquiat exhibit had a history with ‘discovered’ artworks.” – ARTNews
- ” Highlights: Arsenal secure Orlando City win.” – Arsenal
- “Squatters took over a home in an Orlando neighborhood. Getting them out took months.” – Orlando Sentinel
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Humanity’s ancient alien forefathers, GWAR, storm into Orlando this fall.” – Bungalower
- “Local artist studio collective hosting school supply drive.” – Bungalower
- “Man broke into Volcano Bay restaurant, poured himself a drink, Orlando police say.” – Click Orlando
- “The BANDBOX: Enjoy a non-alcoholic craft cocktail at Orlando’s first spirit-free speakeasy.” – FOX 35
- “OSHA inspects Amazon warehouse in Orlando following workplace complaints.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando City reportedly finalizing the transfer of USMNT forward Nicholas Gioacchini.” – The Maneland
- “Suspected fireworks prompts active shooter scare at Florida Mall. No shots fired.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Remembering Orlando’s Billy Manes, five years after his death.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Starbucks union at Winter Park’s South Park Ave store fails by narrow margin after workers vote Wednesday.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Toys ‘R’ Us is returning to Orlando this fall.” – Orlando Weekly
- “How Amsterdam’s mayor is trying to hold back a tide of tourism.” – Bloomberg
- “Why neighborhoods and small businesses thrive in Tokyo.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “Inside the battle for control of a legendary music club – and the soul of a high desert town.” – Los Angeles Times
- “Friday Funny: Are you NIMBY material?” – Planetizen
- “The address of the future.” – Reasons To Be Cheerful
- “3/2 Mediterranean-style home on almost half an acre asking $599,000.”
- “4/2 Pool home in Lake Eola Heights asking $839,000.”
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Monday 7/25: Movie Monday – Labyrinth (Ivanhoe Village)
- Wednesday 7/27: Chris Rock at DPAC (Downtown)
- Wednesday 7/27: Florida Prize Exhibition In-Focus – Tomas Esson (Ivanhoe Village)
- Wednesday 7/27: Rally For A Better Robinson Street (Milk District)
- Wednesday 7/27: Sandwich Eat-up At Gnarly Barley (Ivanhoe Village)
- Wednesday 7/27: U.S. Open Cup Semifinal – Orlando City vs. New York (Parramore)
- Thursday 7/28: KidFest Summer Movie Series – The Land Before Time (Maitland)
- Thursday 7/28: Paving Roads And Disappearing Orange Groves (Maitland)