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 329 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at The Imperial at Washburn Imports in Ivanhoe Village and Gnarly Barley.

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  1. Another juvenile black bear has made its way through downtown neighborhoods, but this one ended up in Lake Eola Park. On a Sunday morning.
  2. The onePulse Foundation is scaling down its plans for a museum and memorial, the latter of which won’t be built on the actual nightclub property anymore. According to the City of Orlando, the temporary use permit issued for the current interim memorial on the property has expired. 
  3. The City of Orlando opened a new public park at the massive Packing District development last week. It’s got a big bandstand and trails and stuff.
  4. First United Methodist is selling off some of its property in downtown Orlando. The lot is located behind the Grand Bohemian Hotel and across the street from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. 
  5. The same development group that built The Yard at Ivanhoe is reaching even further up Virginia Drive with a new townhome project closer to Mills Avenue. The 22 new townhomes would be built on the site of a former car lot. 
  6. The 32nd Annual Orlando Fringe Festival has wrapped up and they managed to feature over 1,600 artists from around the world. Read all the numbers from this year’s fest.
  7. For a hot minute, award-winning sandwich shop, Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria, had stopped making sandwiches at nighttime – subbing in cold noodle dishes instead. Thankfully, cold noodle winter has passed and late-night sandwiches are back on the menu
  8. Ace Cafe finally admitted that it was closing its downtown location, the day it closed, leaving many of its fans upset that they never had a chance to say goodbye.
  9. City Hall is launching an anti-graffiti program downtown, labeling it as “malicious” and saying “it is not accepted in the City of Orlando.”
  10. Leu Gardens has a new executive director and we can’t wait to see what she does with the place. 





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