As of this morning, Lucky's Market corporate offices have confirmed that they are shutting down all but one Florida store in Melbourne, including five Central Florida locations, even the Colonial Landing shop which opened in May 2019....
As schools are closed and crime is down, the Orlando Police Department has an inordinate number of officers hitting the streets right now and if they catch you out and about with no essential business, then they're...
The Florida Department of Health has released a new interactive map on its special COVID-19 website that breaks down confirmed cases of the virus by ZIP code. The map, which you can see...
THIS POST IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED We know you're hungry and that some of you don't know how to cook. That's ok though, as our local restaurants are still open and in...
The Florida Department of Transportation announced today that passengers can now purchase passes, cards and tickets to ride SunRail both online and at the station platforms. Passengers can ride SunRail for free until May 16, but starting a week from...
The Habit Burger Grill (Website) chain has closed its three Orlando-based locations as of this Sunday. The closures include locations in SODO at 2205 S. Orange Avenue, Winter Park at 1040 N. Orlando...
"Hey Bungalower, do you know what's up with all the "Protect Yo Heart" messages that have been spray painted all over the downtown sidewalks? Thanks!" - Lisa Ngai Protect Yo Heart Day is a community art event by New York...
Both Orange County and the City of Orlando have declared a State of Emergency and are shutting down any events that would attract 250 people or more in an effort to stimy the spread of the coronavirus....
UPDATE: As of 8:30 p.m. Monday evening, OUC had restored  power to roughly 24 percent of their customers - which translates to 37,000 people.   The worst of the storm has passed and the sound of chainsaws is replacing the sound...
Lucky’s Market Declares Successful Bids by 10 Parties for 23 Stores,Including Six Going-Concern Operating Stores, its Florida Distribution Center, One Owned Property and 16 Leases, in Court-Supervised Auction for Approximately $29 Million We told...
The City of Orlando has launched a new online COVID-19 data tracker that shares up-to-date positive cases within city limits. Mayor Dyer stated via a press release that, “we’ve put this data at...
Orange County Mayor Demings has rolled out a curfew for all of Orange County, including the City of Orlando, as of Sunday, May 31. The curfew, which will run from 10 p.m.-5 a.m....
UPDATE: We have currently rescheduled the screening of Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark to June 19  due to the curfew and the Lake Nona's screening of Back to the Future to June 13 due to weather.
"When you make a good donkey, you throw the world at it." - Gavin Schmidt   Orlando firefighter Gavin Schmidt made out as the first winner in Netflix's Nailed It! Holiday! special, Episode 1. The first challenge was to recreate three characters that were featured in...
“I need it (a haircut) worse than anything. I haven’t had a haircut since February.” - GOVERNOR DESANTIS Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Friday, May 8 that his administration would allow barbershops and salons...
Take note Orlando, we lost someone special today. Billy’s heart was too big for his fragile body. Not that he’d let on. You’d hug him tight when you’d see him and his hips would dig into you, as if in...
This is a running list of closures and updates for Coronavirus resources and information as it pertains to Orlando and the bungalow neighborhoods downtown. Bungalower staff will be updating this list throughout the next few weeks with...
Star North (Facebook | Website) is eyeing up Central Florida for its new feature film, The Highwaymen, which will focus on the story of 25 young African-American painters in the Jim Crow era that traveled up and...
Wildflower Farm (Facebook) is a homestead farm in East Orlando that raises free-range chickens, grows vegetables and citrus, and makes their own soaps and cheese from their American Alpine dairy goats. Every so often, Orlandoans also have the opportunity...
We first wrote about the upcoming 8-acre Grills Family Restaurant (Facebook | Website) project in July, 2015 HERE and then again in 2016 HERE. Now, according to the restaurant team, they are preparing to finally open in the first week of January, 2018. Grills...
Amazon is getting into the mail order tiny house game. The Allwood Solvalla is a new garden house kit that shoppers can order online and have delivered straight to their homes.
Alex Tchekmeian, a co-founder of Foxtail Coffee Co. (Website), told Bungalower late in the evening on March 18 he wanted to buy Orlando a drink. So he's going to. On March 19, all...
In the wake of Universal Studios' announcement that it would be canceling this fall's Halloween Horror Nights, comes the welcome news that Orlando will be getting a drive-thru Halloween event that's all about physical distancing.
UPDATE 12:43 p.m.: We have attached a copy of the Executive Order below, which states that all vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages who derive more than 50 percent of their income from such sales shall suspend...
Jonestown was a Black community near Greenwood Cemetery comprised mostly of small houses and shacks. Founded in roughly 1880 along East South Street the name was inspired by Sam and Penny Jones, who lived along the banks...