Chan's Chinese Cuisine (Website) is an award-winning restaurant that has been open for more than 20 years in the Colonialtown neighborhood. The property is now listed for sale on LoopNet. "After a very successful run, now it is time to...
In the latest in a series of shakeups in the plans for the northeastern corner of Colonial Drive and Fern Creek Avenue, we've recently learned that a six-pump Racetrac will be moving in. Despite plans that were submitted earlier in the...
Discount chain Five Below (Website) has opened a new location in Colonial Plaza. The publicly-held chain offers goods that cost up to $5 and serves children, teens, and pre-teens like games, fashion, candy, room decor, stationery, school supplies, and more....
By Sarah Bolandi Backyard venue, The Person Cave (Facebook), has quietly made its footprint in the Colonialtown North neighborhood as a new and notable pace for local artists to showcase their talents on an intimate platform. The limited-capacity locale is tucked...
An event that blends the theme of Marvel's hit movie Black Panther with actual African history will be coming to Orlando by way of Tampa this fall. A Night in Wakanda is an immersive event that features a dinner of traditional African cuisine,...
SPONSORED: This compound of three separate buildings is perched atop a corner lot, tucked away on one of the best streets in Colonialtown South, at 447 N. Shine Avenue , directly across the street from the Downtown Orlando YMCA. This...
Is this your chicken? Orlando residents have been following this chicken's progress as it slowly made its way northwards along Bumby Avenue the past few days. According to posts on Nextdoor.com, the black chicken was first noticed around Bumby and Jamie...
The Phuoc Loc Tho Super Oriental Market (Facebook) is halving the footprint of their Mills 50 grocer/import store, located at 2100 E. Colonial Drive . The move will allow for the opening of Teletron Luxury Lifestyle (Website) a Vietnamese-owned electronics...
Savvy, skyward looking night owls may have noticed massive flowers hanging over their heads this week in Colonialtown. The night-blooming cereus, an epiphytic cactus that grows in mature trees, has been blooming since the weekend. The special cacti are long...
In a surprising follow-up to our post from February concerning the Mars Landing-like soil amendment equipment on the old Chevron site  on the corner of Fern Creek and Colonial, Bungalower has just learned that a Kobe Steakhouse is not...
Paperwork has been filed asking for the rezoning of the southwest corner of Fern Creek and Colonial Drive, the current home of Ice Cold Auto Air, from Mixed Use High Intensity to Planned Development for a future Starbucks. While the...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
Signs have been posted at Colonial Landing announcing that Lucky's Market (Website) will be moving into the space formerly occupied by Sports Authority at 3225 E. Colonial Drive . The currently vacant 36,340 SF space has been marked as "specialty...
Tampa-based city-shapers DeBartolo Development (Website) has the long-term leasehold interest on the mall building under contract for the Orlando Fashion Square Mall, and is expected to close in February. The company is currently in just the early fact-finding/due diligence phase...
StrikeOuts Bowling and Entertainment Center has closed their Orlando Fashion Square location after three years of operating in the struggling mall. StrikeOuts (Facebook) was located on the second floor of the building, just across the aisle from Showtimes at Premiere...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
In a seeming blink of an eye, Gaviota Brasas, the second location of the South Eola-based Gaviota Restaurant (Facebook | Website), has already closed and been replaced by a new concept. We wrote about the new Peruvian concept HERE back in February as it...
Mia Supermarket, which opened in the former Colonialtown Winn-Dixie space in 2015, has changed its name and is now iFresh (Website). New York-based iFresh is the first publicly-listed Chinese/Asian supermarket chain in the country, and has a fast-growing presence in...
Scream queen Bruce "The Chin" Campbell will be hosting a signing event for his latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor, from 6-9 p.m. on November 2 at the Coliseum of Comics in Orlando...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
Black Bean Deli (Facebook | Website) will now be open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at their Colonialtown location, according to owner Andres Corton. Corton and his team tested the new hours on Sunday, August 13. "It seemed...
This mid-century, Colonialtown gem is located at 2205 Stanley Street, just a few blocks west from the Bumby and the Milk District to the east, or Thornton Park to the south, and Mills 50 to the northwest . You'd...
UPDATE: According to company spokeswoman, Victoria Lasavath, the new restaurant will be hosted in a brand new, 3,800 SF building, including the addition of a 1,000 SF patio which will face Colonial Drive. This will be the new flagship...
According to intrepid food reporter, Faiyaz Kara, the Fuddruckers (Website) will be opening a new location on Colonial Drive, near Bennett Road. Fuddruckers specializes in customizable, grill-to-order burgers and specialty house burgers, salads, The new restaurant will be located in the...
According to paperwork filed with the City of Orlando, a water-less car wash is looking to legalize their current set up shop at the Colonial Marketplace, just west of the Fashion Square mall . Green Phantom Eco Wash (Website) uses...