Each week on Bungalower and the Bus, Jon Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor discuss the top headlines of the week, restaurant openings and closings, and the top events of the coming week. This week's episode was recorded at Pepe's Cantina on Church...
Ferg's Depot (Facebook | Website) on Church Street has been listed for sale for $4,700,000. Bungalower spoke with the owner, Mark Ferguson, who informed us that they are currently dealing with repayments for a substantial bridge loan that was making it...
The City of Orlando is considering an agreement with Atlanta-based Lincoln Church Street, LLC, to cover the costs of new commuter rail station that will be part of a new Downtown development called Tremont Tower. Lincoln was approved to build...
The Iron Yard (Website) made an announcement on their blog on July 20, HERE, that they would be closing all of their campuses. The announcement stated that decision was made by the national coding school's board, and that all operations would...
The second location of Pepe's Cantina (Facebook  | Website) is now open on Church Street. The new Mexican restaurant is located in the former home of Hamburger Mary's Side Bar Cafe at 110 W. Church Street . Margarita Mondays featuring $3.99 house margaritas all...
Lion's Pride Orlando (Facebook | Website) is now open for business in the  historic Teele Building, in the Church Street District . The restaurant and bar is fully-outfitted with plenty of screens to catch a live soccer game, with a...
According to Orlando Weekly, HERE, Pepe's Cantina will be opening a second location in the Church Street District this summer. Pepe's Cantina (Facebook  | Website) opened their Winter Park location in October, 2015. This new space will be located in...
According to Faiyaz Kara of the Orlando Weekly a new concept will be coming to the former Maddey's Craft and Cru space on Church Street . Maddey's closed for business in October, 2016. The name of the new Latin/Asian fusion restaurant...
Irish Shannon's Pub (Facebook) is a new Irish-themed bar that will open in the former home of the Dubliner Irish Social House on Church Street . The space is owned by Church Street Entertainment Group (Website) which also owns Chillers,...
We learned in December, 2015 that Walgreens would be moving into the former Valencia College administration building, on the corner of Church and Orange Avenue . Since then, the renovation work has been focused on the interior of the Downtown historic...
As of Monday, April 10, both Cith Lot 10 and City Lot 9 will close permanently to public parking use. The lots are located under the interstate overpass, between Pine Street and Washington Avenue. The closures were instigated by the overhead bridge...
The Church Street Main Street District (Website) is looking for a new Executive Director. The full-time Event Management job will open at the end of April or beginning of May and pays $50,000 a year, plus benefits, and a bonus/commission...
On January 10, we reported (HERE) that the Bakery Bar was going to be opening in the former home of the Dubliner, but we were incorrect. In fact, the new dessert-themed cocktail lounge has opened in the former home of...
UPDATE: We originally posted that the Bakery Bar would be opening in the former Dubliner Irish Social space, which is incorrect. The address is the same for the former Rok Room space, which is located directly behind the Dubliner,...
Church Street will be closed nightly under the I-4 through December 12. Drivers may use South St or Central Blvd instead when driving westward.
Rendering by Process Architecture An unnamed developer has filed a petition to the Historic Preservation Board to rehabilitate the facade of the 41 West Church Street building in Downtown Orlando . The building was once the home of the Dubliner and...
PHOTO VIA MADDEY'S CRAFT & CRU FACEBOOK PAGE Maddey's owner Jason Schofield has officially announced the closure of his Church Street restaurant, Maddey's Craft and Cru. The following message was posted on his Facebook page, on October 26: This news is...
EDIT: THE OCTOBER EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW Join us for an exchange of ideas and words in the Church Street Exchange Building on Friday, October 7 at 7:30 a.m. October'speakers include; Scott Maxwell, Jim Thomas, and Andi Perez....
Allegations have been made that Mad Cow Theatre Company (Facebook | Website) in Downtown Orlando, has not being paying all of its actors. The following letter was written by the former Resident Director of Mad Cow Theatre, Aradhana Tiwari: "An Open...
PROMO: Use the code "COW-A-BUNGA" to enjoy a special BOGO deal for Bungalower readers.  Mad Cow Theatre (Facebook | Website) is celebrating the opening of its 20th season with 1776, the Tony Award-winning musical about the creation of America's Declaration of Independence....
SPONSORED: Join Rusty Spoon (Facebook | Website) for a special "nose to tail dinner" that pairs dishes with bourbon and whisky. Drinks will be provided by Woodford Reserve, Coopers Craft, and Old Forester. The dinner will be hosted by Michael Ring,...
Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille (Facebook | Website) is expanding their Church Street restaurant into the space left vacant by Church Street Tavern's recent departure. According to ScottJosephOrlando.com, the new concept will be called Mary's Sidebar Cafe, and will offer...
PHOTO VIA PLANETIZEN.COM Join us for an exchange of ideas and words in the Church Street Exchange Building on Friday, September 2 at 7:30 a.m. September's speakers; Phil Rawlins, Founder and President of Orlando City SC, Sarah Elbadri, Executive Director...
Church Street's coworking space, Canvs (Facebook | Website), is collaborating with the Downtown Orlando Partnership and the Orlando Tech Association, to host a Downtown Orlando Tech Celebration on August 16. Carlos Carbonell of Echo Interaction Group and the sitting President...
Ferg's Depot (Facebook | Website), located in the historic Orlando Railroad Depot, is proposing to demolish noncontributing breezeway additions in order to expose original floor plan and walls. The Old Orlando Railroad Depot was originally built in 1889, placed on the...