This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 316 of Bungalower and The Bus on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at the newly opened Formaggio and Friends (Instagram Facebook). a wine and cheese market that we first told you about HERE in September 2022.


  1. Walgreens is closing its only location in downtown Orlando and that’s a big hit to the city’s ongoing efforts to seduce other big stores to the Central Business District.
  2. Almost every major venue in downtown Orlando was hosting an event this past Saturday and nothing really crazy happened (that we know of). The DDB/CRA even used it as an opportunity to pay for an added day of free SunRail services.
  3. CFX is talking about adding lanes to the 408 in an effort to combat traffic issues in certain parts of the east/west expressway. But as any traffic engineer or urbanist will tell you, more lanes just mean more cars.
  4. The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival will return on May 16. This also means the outdoor beer garden in Loch Haven Park will be back for two weeks. You’re welcome.
  5. A long-vacant storefront on Church Street seems to have attracted the attention of a ghost kitchen looking to expand beyond delivery-only service. And yes, it’s tacos.
  6. The City of Winter Park wants your help naming their new park on Orange and Denning and they’ve pre-selected three options for you to choose from.
  7. New charges filed against teen accused of killing Orlando journalist, little girl in Pine Hills shooting spree.” – FOX 35
  8. New opening date set for Packing District Food Hall.” – GrowthSpotter
  9. The Dish with Brendan O’Connor: It’s an Orlando Brew ha-ha.” – Orlando Magazine
  10. Downtown Orlando ensures safety during busy, event-filled weekend.” – WFTV 9






Drag brunch at Island Time in #ThorntonPatk is a vibe, y’all!

♬ HOT – Ktlyn

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