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 344 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, recorded at The Current Seafood Counter in College Park.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES
- After almost 100 (somewhat problematic) years, the University Club will be closing its downtown clubhouse.
- According to a recent-ish survey, roughly 40% of Valencia College students have reported being food insecure. So the school built a bigger and better food pantry to help out.
- Bike-themed Bikes Beans and Bordeaux closed up shop last year but a new tenant has already been announced for the Audubon Park storefront and we can’t wait to visit when they open this fall.
- Ivanhoe Village is all plugged up for the foreseeable future, as a construction project has led to the temporary closure of a section of Orange Avenue, right in the center of the district.
- Brightline, the “higher speed” rail service, says it will finally be ready to launch its Orlando route on September 22nd. For real this time.
- Orange County Animal Services is not accepting any new dogs at its shelter due to a highly contagious virus. You can still adopt though, as the resident dogs have been kept separate from the ones that were found to be sick.
- Do you have your library card yet? Why not?
- “Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill was arrested in Alabama last year, records show.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “City holds out hope to purchase Ozarks land despite alleged sale.” – The 32789
- “Vandalized Morgan and Morgan billboard signs have a likely culprit.” – Orlando Weekly
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “Orange County commissioners give themselves a 25% pay raise.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Sick frogs in Central Florida worry scientists.” – 90.7 WMFE
- “Life After Loss: The story of Modern Widows Club.” – The 32789
- “Ask Bungalower: Is Anthony’s Pizza in Mills 50 closed?” – Bungalower
- “Dr. Phillips Center launches new Residency Festival with big-name acts.” – Bungalower
- “Local literacy program hosting annual Mixtape event this October.” – Bungalower
- “Soco Thornton Park celebrating 9th anniversary with crowd-favorite dishes.” – Bungalower
- “Zaza Cuban Comfort Food celebrating 10 years this October.” – Bungalower
- “Orlando Magic to unveil new uniform.” – Click Orlando
- “Neo-Nazi demonstrator arrested for hanging swastika flags on Orlando bridge, officials say.” – FOX 35
- “Disney parks flooded by ‘white trash,” guest behavior at all-time low.” – Inside The Magic
- “Former Walgreens space in downtown Orlando listed for lease by Millenia Partners. Here’s what to know.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Citizens, Florida’s property insurance of last resort, wants double-digit rate hikes by end of the year.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Orlando Police arrest man who vandalized LGBTQ+ support center murals.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Sexyy Red video shoot ends with two people shot, one dead.” – WBLK
- “Winter Park total budget grows by $9.5 million.” – Winter Park Voice
- “House of the Day: 4/4 Contemporary College Park home asking $1,175,000.”
- “House of the Day: Upgraded four-bedroom South Conway home asking $535,000.”
- “A love letter to Claude Cormier (1960-2023).” – Azure
- “Once beset by violence, this city in Colombia now struggles with too many tourists.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “What it looks like when AI designs a city.” – Bloomberg CityLab
- “The infrastructure of community.” – CNU
- “Extreme heat disproportionately threatens Black renters, experts say.” – Smart Cities Dive
- “Men Hanging Out – Public spaces where men thrive.” – Social Life Project
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Thursday 9/21: The Gaga Ball at Ren Theatre (Ivanhoe Village)
- Thursday 9/21: Watermark’s Third Thursday (Downtown)
- Friday 9/22: Movieola – “Finding Nemo” (Downtown)