Residents and business in the Colonial Town/Fashion Square area will have a new hotel in the neighborhood. The Orlando city council approved a plan to add a Hotel to the Fashion Square Mall site. In addition to the eight...
  The Smiling Bison Restaurant & Bar opens this evening at 745 Bennett Rd (just north of Colonial). The restaurant takes over the old Redlight Red Light space. Food isn't anything new for the owners of The Smiling Bison, they've...
Image Source: Google Street View The Orlando Philharmonic announced today that they closed on the purchasing of The Plaza Live building at 425 N. Bumby Ave in the Colonial Town Center. The Phil purchased the building and the Plaza Live business...
The Plaza Live theater is looking for old photos of the building for a remodeling project they are working on. They are looking for any photos you might have but specifically need photos from before the 1980's back to the...
PrimeTime Amusements plans to open Shake Shoppe Arcade (Website | Facebook) and Drive-In Lanes bowling alley this fall in the Fashion Square Mall at 3201 E Colonial Dr . The arcade and bowling alley will take up 18,000 square feet. There...
A couple of readers have written in to ask what's going in on the property in front of the Orlando Executive Airport on Colonial Drive in Colonial Town Center . It's actually going to be two different business. The western...
The owners of the fashion square mall are planning to add a Dick's Sporting Goods to the Fashion Square Mall area. The Dick's is being proposed on the east side of the mall on the property that used to be...
A developer is proposing adding a 450-unit apartment complex behind the Colonial Marketplace shops near Fashion Square Mall. The new apartment complex is located at 980 Warehouse Rd . The property is currently vacant. The apartments are named Elan at Audubon Park. They apartments...
We told you back in July about the plans to add a hotel to Fashion Square Mall and now the developers are looking to add an apartment complex to the area. According to documents filed with the City, the apartment...
We've all seen Mr. Gold who hold the "We buy gold" sign on the corner of Maguire Blvd and Colonial Drive. Photographer and friend of Bungalower Brian Carlson sat down with Mr. Gold to learn the story of the man behind...
Bungalower has learned that Burlington Coat Factory plans to open a new location at the Colonial Marketplace at 2933 E Colonial Drive . The new Burlington will go into the space that was formerly Office Max and AC Moore. The new store will...
It was just over a year ago that we wrote about the new Element by Westin. At the time we were told the hotel would open July 2015. While the Element website still shows July 2015 as the opening date, a...
The Fashion Square mall now includes a bowling alley and arcade. The new StrikeOuts Bowling Alley and Entertainment Center is located on the second floor of the mall next to Premiere Cinema 14. StrikeOuts features 12 lanes of bowling, a new...
  We told you about plans to add a apartments to the Fashion Square Mall area, and today we're getting a first look at what the first phase of those apartments will look like. What is being proposed is a 250 unit complex made...
Bulk Nation (Website | Facebook) is now open in the Colonial Plaza shopping center at 2522 E Colonial Dr . The new bulk style grocery store is a first for our area. They sell all sorts of items in bulk without the...
Burlington Coat Factory (Website | Facebook) is now open at the Colonial Marketplace at 2933 E Colonial Drive . We told you back in June that the Burlington would go into the space that was formerly Office Max and AC Moore. The new store will is over...
Smashburger (Website | Facebook) plans to open in Colonial Town across from the Fashion Square Mall. The restaurant will be located at 3162 E. Colonial Drive . Smashburger serves burgers that are smashed and then seared. Their signature sides are Smashfries...
Gilt Nightclub (Website | Facebook) plans to open at 740 Bennett Road in Colonial Town . The new entertainment complex will go into the space formerly occupied by Roxy Nightclub. We got a tour of the new nightclub and the inside...
The Winn-Dixie on Colonial Drive in Coytown will be closing soon. A spokesperson for the grocery story told Bungalower that the store at 2415 E. Colonial Dr. will close on or before Nov. 19 . "Closing underperforming stores is never easy for...
Dick's Sporting Goods (Website | Facebook) is now open at the Fashion Square Mall. The Dick’s is located on the east side of the mall on the property that used to be occupied by Toys-r-us at 724 Herndon Ave . The new 50,000...
Back in March we first told you about the plan to add a 450-unit apartment complex behind the Colonial Marketplace shops near Fashion Square Mall. Construction has now begun for the apartment complex. The new apartment complex will be located at 980...
Smashburger (Website | Facebook) opened their first Orlando location at 3162 East Colonial Drive across from the Fashion Square Mall . We told you in October about the plans to open Smashburger in the former Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries. Smashburger is a...
Despite appearances, Dillard's at Fashion Square Mall is not closing. The department store is currently transitioning into a clearance center, a concept that is being tried at almost 20 other locations around the country. The second floor has already closed. Almost...
The Southeastern corner of Mills Avenue and Colonial Drive is for sale. The building that houses Anthony's Pizza (Website), The Space (Website) and iFixYouri (Website), as well as the abutting building that houses Hung's Custom Tailor Shop are being sold...
An overhaul of a one-mile stretch of Bumby Avenue means it could be closed for about 20 months, according to City Hall. The part of Bumby affected will run from East Colonial Drive to Corrine Drive in Audubon Park (see map). According...