This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.”
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TOP TEN HEADLINES
- Brightline finally launched service this week but its first train was delayed due to a deadly crash.
- Beloved barbecue pop-up, Smokemade Meats, is opening a new brick-and-mortar restaurant in Curry Ford West.
- The Castle Irish Pub opens to the public tonight and we got an early look last week.
- The Courtesy Bar is hosting a Halloween-themed bartakeover throughout October and Bungalower Buddy members get to see it first.
- The Rotary Club of College Park is hosting Taste of College Park on October 12 this year and our editor is one of the judges.
- Twelve Talons Beerworks is now open in the Milk District, near the Executive Airport.
- There’s a fancy new chocolate shop open on Park Avenue in Winter Park.
- Colonialtown North is hosting its neighborhood-wide porch concert on October 7.
- “A new, privately owned train line connecting Miami and Orlando opens to the public.” – NPR
- “University of Central Florida looks to close 3 campuses.” – Orlando Business Journal
ICYMI – (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
- “FDOT to present S.R. 426 improvements at community meeting.” – The 32789
- “Inside the artful estate at 2228 Azalea Place.” – The 32789
- “City of Orlando needs some volunteer corn-pickers.” – Bungalower
- “Mess will not be playing in Orlando this Sunday.” – Bungalower
- “Famous low-hanging tree in Orlando neighborhood now sports hilarious warning poem.” – FOX 35
- “Brightline, Morgan Stanley sued for $750 million by investors.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orlando Dreamers down to their last strike after Rays deal — but Pat Williams is still swinging for the fence.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Name-confusion fight between Orlando, Sanford airports goes to federal court.” – Orlando Sentinel
- “Orlando auto workers strike, joining thousands of UAW union members across the United States.” – Orlando Weekly
- “Popular I-drive restaurant Tapa Toro sold to Atelier Dining.” – Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide
- “Environmentalist says more wildlife could wander into urban areas amid mass development.” – Spectrum News 9
- “Popular urban garden leaving Parramore amid dispute with city.” – WESH 2
- “Neighborhood battles squatters in Winter Park.” – WFTV 9
- “Orlando police have more eyes on the city, thanks to the cloud.” – WFTV 9
- “Underused underpass near Market Square now an urban recreational space.” – San Antonio Report
- “The Value of Public Space: What is Hostile Architecture?” – the Collector
- “How much of your city is parking lots?” – Next City
- “When green spaces displace residents, our cities’ health suffers.” – Next City
- “Raymond Moriyama, designer of humane public spaces, dies at 93.” – The New York Times
HOT EVENTS THIS WEEK
- Monday 9/25: Diversitastic Dining at Black Rooster Taqueria (Curry Ford West)
- Thursday 9/28: Mystery Sketch Theater – Ivy Cosplay (Thornton Park)
- Thursday 9/28: Oral Projects – Storytelling by Chase Padgett, et al (Mills 50)
- Friday 9/29: Corpo Fantasma at The Space Station (College Park)
- Friday 9/29: National Coffee Day – Mills 50 (Mills 50)