In advance of President Trump's pending visit, scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, the City of Orlando has provided a transportation briefing regarding the potential impact on downtown traffic. The City of Orlando is working with federal, state, and...
After six years serving up fancy hotdogs, Frank and Steins (Facebook | Website) will close for renovations in July, as it makes the transition into becoming a food hall. Frank and Steins' owner, Pete Downing, told Bungalower that the space...
Tre Bambine has closed after roughly two-and-a-half months of operating in the former Spice space on Lake Eola. Rumors surfaced earlier in the week that the waiting staff had walked out mid-shift after...
"So that guy that got hauled out of Lake Eola the other week ... what happens to him now? Community service?"- Bungalower Reader An unnamed man was pulled from Lake...
Motorworks Brewing (Facebook | Website) has just announced that they'll be opening a new space in downtown Orlando. The Bradenton-based brewery will be moving into the freshly vacated Orange County Brewing property located...
A new type of event venue will be opening in Downtown Orlando this summer, one that focuses on throwing stuff. Epic Axe Throwing (Website) is a throwing range for axe-tossing enthusiasts aged 14 and up. Anyone under the age of...
A new Halloween-themed bar has opened in downtown Orlando. Cocktails and Screams (Facebook | Website) is a new concept by the team behind the downtown arcade bar, Joysticks, and is located at 39 W. Pine Street...
The online forums are abuzz at the moment with rumors of a potential 40+ story, three-tower high rise coming to Downtown Orlando called "Vertical Medical City." The pie-in-the-sky project would see the erection of a massive self-sustaining, tech-driven, LEED Certified...
Embassy Irish Bar is opening at 2 S. Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, in the same building as Jimmy John's. The new venue is headed by Roger Wall, who opened Lizzy McCormack's Irish Bar in 2004, and Skinny's in...
Venue 578, Brink, and Club Nokturnal are transitioning into an entirely new entertainment complex concept, as we speak. Brink, a short-lived gay club concept located behind Venue 578 at 47 W. Amelia Street will transition into two separate sister...
Team Market Group, the family-run company behind popular downtown venues Celine Orlando (Website) and Mathers Social Gathering (Website) will open their latest endeavor, The Robinson Cocktail Room (Website), on Friday, January 4. The new modern cocktail room will be bringing...
By Jon Busdeker SHOTS Bar & Kitchen (Website), a new bar that serves more than 120 specialty shots,  is scheduled to open in downtown Orlando later this year. SHOTS at 69 Pine Street should be open by “late August,” the bar’s...
Plans have been filed to build a new 19-story mixed-use tower in Downtown Orlando anchored by a 256-room luxury hotel. The hopeful new hotel would be a Radisson Blu (Website) brand which they describe as "upper upper scale" with a...
McQueens Social Lounge (Facebook | Instagram) is open for business. Located on the second and third floors of a historic building in the Central Business District, McQueens is a new sister bar to its bottom...
A 300-unit mixed-use high rise tower is being proposed for the southeastern corner of Orange Avenue and Livingston Street at 30 E. Livingston Street . The new apartment tower concept is currently being called “Zoi House Orlando” and will feature units that...
The current owner of the two story office building that houses the Gallery at Avalon Island (Website) has decided to donate it to the City of Orlando. The Queen Anne-style Rogers building is owned by Ford W. Kiene, Chairman of City...
UPDATE - ACT FOR AMERICA HAS CANCELLED ITS AMERICA FIRST RALLY SERIES.   As reported by The Daily City, Act for America will be hosting a nation-wide rally on September 9, including a local event at Lake Eola. The Facebook event page...
Filmmaker Luiz Fernando Schultz documented the late-night bar scene in 90s Orlando, firsthand, and it was screened at the Florida Film Festival in 1998. It follows local DJ Remark (Mark Snyder), during a nostalgic time in Orlando's dance music...
The Daily City (Website) brought food truck bazaars and the popular Orlando Flea series to Orlando. Now they're breaking into farmers markets. Daily City owner Mark Baratelli actually threw his hat into the...
We first told you about Orlando's new cat cafe, The Kitty Beautiful (Facebook), back in December 2015 HERE. The concept found a 1,300 SF home at 360 State Lane in December 2018 and they are...
"We want something that's clean, sexy, and service-oriented." - Romi Mawardi Team Market Group, the company that owns a collection of popular downtown venues like Celine Orlando (Website) and Mathers Social Gathering (Website), are currently working on a new lounge space,...
PROMO: Team Market Group, the brains behind Mather’s Social Gathering (Website) are opening a new performance and event right next door at 22 S. Magnolia Avenue . The three-story Celine Orlando (Website) is currently still being built out in the former...
Taco Bell Cantina will be opening their second Central Florida location, ever, in downtown Orlando by the end of the year. The Instagram-friendly Cantina brand, which features familiar Taco Bell favorites, is skewed to more urban audiences with open kitchens,...
Following the recent announcement that Red Mug Diner (Facebook | Website) had halved its footprint and launched a new menu, the Downtown diner is now closed. Co-owner, Romi Mawardi, told Bungalower that they are still moving forward with the plan for a poke...
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