A proposal will go before the Municipal Planning Board to approve a new shopping center at the intersection of Westmoreland and Colonial  in the Parramore Heritage District, with one of the tenants being Dunkin' Donuts. The plans, attached below, call...
Stonewall Bar Orlando (Facebook | Website) has finally finished their second-floor addition to their location in Parramore . The pioneer gay club has added a whole second floor called Sky Bar, an additional dance floor, and a renovated patio space. They've...
UPDATE: The Lake Alert for Lake Beardall has been lifted.  Resume normal activities on the lake. City Wastewater personnel have responded to a sanitary sewer overflow that resulted in approximately 600 gallons of sanitary waste entering the stormwater system on...
SPONSORED: Parramore is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Orlando. It is a historic neighborhood located in Downtown Orlando, and it is home to multiple generations of families of African descent, making it one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in...
  Interstate 4 construction dividing Parramore (on the bottom) and Downtown Orlando (on the top). This is a thesis statement originally posted by Yuri Gama at Tropics of Meta. Gama is a recently admitted Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts in Amherst....
A community picnic called "I am District 5" will be held on April 9 between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center. The picnic is a joint effort between District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill, First Presbyterian, and...
Originally posted by WMFE News, this video was captured by Eric Breitenbach of the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College and Orlando poet Simba Castano.   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3WTIWb8tRk]
Chain pizza restaurant, Pi Pizza (Website) is opening a location in Parramore near the Arena . Pi Pizza specializes in pizzas with a hole in the middle where they place a plate holding your appetizers. They promise cooking times under...
The Orlando Citrus Bowl has been renamed the Camping World Stadium following a new agreement made between Florida Citrus Sports and Camping World. Camping World (Website) is an RV retailer specializing in recreational vehicles, RV service, and parts and accessories. The Kentucky-based...
Rethinking the City (Website), a radio show and event series bent on spurring positive changes through discussion, is hosing a presentation by PJ Smith, Senior GIS Analyst and Urban Designer with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Smith will share...
Broken Cauldron Taproom (Facebook) in Parramore will open for business this Thursday, June 9 around 11:30 a.m. The cooperative effort between Broken Strings Brewery (Facebook) and Black Cauldron Brewery (Facebook) will also be soft opened during the Copa America...
A developer is proposing to transform the 0.53-acre property located on the northwest corner of North Westmoreland Drive and West Jefferson Street into a two-story, 16-unit apartment building. The subject property currently consists of three parcels fronting to N. Westmoreland,...
PHOTO VIA CITYOFORLANDO.NET The Historic Preservation Board voted to approve a recent Landmark Request that granted the Bentley Street Armory/Downtown Recreation Complex Orlando Historic Landmark status. The building was formerly known as the Davis Armory, named after Orlando's first WWII casualty (who died...
The new opening date for UCF's new campus in Downtown Orlando, is August 2019. According to a report by the Orlando Sentinel, which you can read HERE, UCF's trustee chairman, Marcos Marchena, delayed the project to avoid starting in the middle of an academic...
PHOTO VIA WALL STREET PLAZA FACEBOOK PAGE It's still in the early stages, but Wall Street Plaza is hoping to expand outside of their downtown entertainment hub and into the Parramore District, directly across the street from the Orlando City...
RENDERING OF PROPOSED TUBBS FACADE VIA CITYOFORLANDO.NET Plans for Wall Street's latest venture, Tubbs Brewing, will be going before the Appearance Review Board at this month's meeting. Wall Street is seeking approval for their new 16,000 SF concept which, as...
Cirque du Soleil's latest touring arena show, OVO, is in town at the Amway Center from September 21-25, for seven performances. OVO, means “egg” in Portuguese (rooted in the Latin ovum), which is fitting as the entire show is loosely strung together with...
ALL PHOTOS BY JANESSA GURSKY The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (Facebook | Website) hosted a behind-the-scenes open rehearsal, to give a glimpse of Maestro Eric Jacobsen and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra preparing for the opening of their 2016/17 Season. We sent Janessa...
The City of Orlando is planning to present plans for a Tinker Field History Plaza, to be installed at the Camping World Stadium site, at the next Historic Preservation Board meeting on November 2. The space, shown above, is meant to...
PHOTO VIA FLEET FARMING FACEBOOK PAGE The City of Orlando, in cooperation with IDEAS For US (Website) has received a $250,000 grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program. The money will fund three projects in West...
On Monday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. the Netflix Presents: Here Comes The Funny Tour will bring Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Nick Swardson to Bob Carr Theater. Tickets start at $75 and are available for purchase HERE at noon this...
Following a recent shooting in Parramore, Commissioner Regina Hill, along with select civic leaders and local pastors, will join with Parramore residents and the Orlando Police Department, in a call for a community-wide cease fire. Residents are asked to lay...
We often get photographs from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, and we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our hero Jane Jacobs. The following...
PHOTO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO The City has found space to relocate the Boy Scouts, out of their current home at Lake Lorna Doone Park, across from Camping World Stadium. The relocation is part of a larger effort being spurred by...
Local nonprofit, ArtReach Orlando (Facebook | Website), has recently purchased a warehouse in Parramore in the hopes of transforming it into studios for Orlando visual artists. ArtReach is a non-profit organization that provides art programming to children in under-served communities of...