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 328 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at the new Pigzza (Website), an Italian-ish restaurant in Mills 50. We also have a new bonus episode with the folks from Orange County Regional History Center about an upcoming Lunch and Learn event on Friday, June 2, all about defunct Orlando sports teams.

The May issue of our monthly print issue is also available HERE online.

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  1. The owners of Hamburger Mary’s on Church Street are suing the governor and the State of Florida for the passing of a recent anti-drag bill, citing that it has harmed their business.
  2. Orange Avenue in Ivanhoe Village will undergo a massive overhaul at the end of the year, as part of a new design that emphasizes slower traffic speeds and increased safety for pedestrians. 
  3. Lynx is launching a robo-taxi service in Creative Village using Lake Nona’s autonomous shuttle service provider, Beep Inc. We’re expecting a few more ridership issues in the unattended people-movers downtown but we’ll just have to wait and see how the pilot goes. 
  4. The Holocaust Center unveiled new designs for its new home in Ivanhoe Village and the plans include a lot of safety features to protect the building, its staff, and its guests against vandals and crime. 
  5. The City of Orlando’s Downtown Development Board has just re-launched its PARK DTO program which provides free parking at on-street metered and non-metered spaces with the ParkMobile app. 
  6. A new 45,000 SF climbing and fitness gym is opening in the Packing District and it’s three times the size of Blue Swan Boulders in Parramore. And it will have a section for kids so you won’t have to worry about falling on any minors. 
  7. The Tin and Taco in Winter Park has closed and is being replaced by a new location of SoDough Square, the popular Detroit-style pizza restaurant in the SoDo District. 
  8. Tool vocalist dresses in drag at ‘all-ages’ Welcome to Rockville, flouting DeSantis anti-drag laws.” – Orlando Weekly
  9. Spotlight: 90.7 WMFE’s Tiny Desk Contest Central FL Showcase is coming!” – WMFE 90.7
  10. What Channel 9 learned about Orlando gangs during a recent police ride-along.” – WFTV 9





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