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...
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...
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...
  Following a brief hiatus, Oblivion Taproom (Facebook | Website) has reopened under the ownership of long-time patron, Shawn Paris. The past owners of the popular restaurant  announced that they would be closing suddenly at the end of January. Followed by...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
The new Chamberlin’s Market and Cafe (Website) location, just East of the intersection of Colonial Drive and Lake Baldwin Lane , is now open for business. The organic grocer was forced to move when Winter Park Village decided not to renew...
This three bedroom, three bath home in Colonialtown sits on an 8,747 SF lot sandwiched between Mills 50, Thornton Park, Colonialtown, and the Milk District and is minutes away from Publix, YMCA, and the Colonial Plaza . The 1,724 SF...
The Burger King on West Colonial Drive will be updating its color scheme soon. Constructed in 1993, the proposed facade renovation will mostly result in an updated color scheme and new signage. Many other Burger King locations in Orlando have already...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
Oblivion Taproom (Facebook | Website) has announced that they will serve their last beer on January 31. The venue, located on Colonial Avenue , was known for having a large beer selection, consistently entertaining events, and tasty late-night menu. According to...
According to a Small Business Facade Program application, a new restaurant called Casa Barcelona will be opening in the former California Burrito Express building at 3922 E. Colonial Drive . From what we can see, the new Spanish restaurant is...
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...
Smith & Adams (Facebook | Website) is a new artisan chocolate shop that will be opening next to Gigi's Cupcakes in the Colonial Plaza Marketplace and their mission is to "make tasty chocolate." The shop is owned by Kelly Smith...