Timucua Arts Foundation is hosting  the Orlando debut of Venezuela's Betsayda Machado and Parranda El Clavo at their Downtown South house-turned-concert hall on April 19. This band has been acting as the voice of Venezuela for the past 31 years...
The City of Orlando will apply a Safe Street initiative to Curry Ford's streetscape this week stretching between South Bumby Avenue to South Crystal Lake Drive, making it a temporary biking and pedestrian-friendly oasis. Contractors are already onsite installing temporary...
SODO Main Street is hosting a volunteer event on April 7 from 8-11 a.m. at the Amtrak Station and needs some extra hands. CleanUp GreenUp is a community cleanup event to beautify one of the few historic buildings left in the...
The Court of Master Sommeliers (Website) inducted 20 new Advanced Sommeliers this month following an exam in Portland, Oregon, including an Orlando resident. Melissa J. McAvoy, the owner of The Swirlery Wine Bar (Facebook | Website) just south of Downtown...
Aardvark Beverages is going through some changes. Aardvark (Facebook | Website) is a craft beer, wine, keg, and draft supply store located in Downtown South at 2610 S. Ferncreek Avenue . The business was purchased at the beginning of the year...
The One Pulse Foundation has announced that they will begin building their temporary memorial as early as February 26, 2018. We announced HERE in October that the local non-profit had filed plans for the interim memorial on the site of...
The Florida Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing on possible  improvements that have been pitched for Orange Avenue, between just north of Grant Street and Lake Conway Drive. The hearing will include an open house format at 5:30...
According to a recent post on their Facebook page, Downtown taco eatery Tin and Taco is opening a second location in the SODO neighborhood. "It's going to be a game changer." - Rob Bair Tin and Taco opened in the former...
Gringos Locos (Facebook | Website) announced via their Facebook page on Tuesday, January 11 that they had finally opened their new location on 517 E. Michigan Street . This location is in soft opening over the next few days as they iron...
SPONSORED: This meticulously renovated mid-century home has been lovingly restored with an architect's eye for detail. Located at 3411 S. Summerlin Avenue the 1,716 SF home was originally built in 1956 to crown a 7,405 SF lot and...
The City of Orlando has issued a Lake Alert for Lake Pinelock, due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts in the water, due to a sanitary sewer overflow. A blockage in a sanitary line near the intersection of...
Orlando Homebrew Supplies (Website) is launching a new small-batch brewery and taproom in SODO in partnership with three local beer enthusiasts. The new beer collaborative has been serving their beers up at local events and farmers markets for the past...
Work began in the early hours of Wednesday, October 11 to install a rainbow walkway by the Pulse Nightclub site. The walkway will connect across Esther Street between Pulse and Dunkin' Donuts. More information on the project is available HERE.
This past July we wrote about a petition to have the City install a rainbow crosswalk near Pulse site. The Mayor has since announced that the City of Orlando will in fact be installing one near the nightclub this week. The...
EDIT: The owners of Mama B's closed their business in August, 2017. More on that HERE.  The former home of Mama B's Giant Subs in the SoDo District will soon be the home to one more Foxtail Coffee location. The sub...
UPDATE: October 17, 2017- Lake Alert Issued for Lake Beauty LIFTED The Streets and Stormwater Division has issued a Lake Alert for Lake Beauty, due to "possible" elevated fecal coliform counts. A blockage in a sanitary line resulted in roughly 500 gallons...
The One Pulse Foundation has submitted plans for an interim memorial to be located on the Pulse Nightclub site on South Orange Avenue. The plans, penned by Dix Hite landscape architects, focuses on the grounds themselves and the parking lot...
A petition on Change.org is asking the City of Orlando to install a rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Kaley Street, in recognition of the Pulse shootings. Orange Avenue itself is a State Road and outside...
SPONSORED: A pop-up art show that transforms trash into art will be installed at the SoDo Shopping Center from June 16-25. Recycle Art Show is an immersive exhibit that will showcase works by local artists who have made their work...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook...
EDIT: We originally published that Arby's is looking to open a location on South Orange, but there is, in fact, already one there. Corporate offices are simply looking to remodel the existing location.  According to paperwork filed with the City,...
The Downtown South Neighborhood Improvement District is looking to fill their vacant Project Manager position. The Project Manager is involved in the administration, coordination, and implementation of infrastructure and community enhancement projects in the Downtown South NID. Applicants must have a Bachelor degree...
UPDATE: THE ORLANDO UNITED DAY WEBSITE SEEMS TO BE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTIES.  The city of Orlando and the owners of Pulse Nightclub are preparing for to mark the one-year anniversary of the tragedy with the declaration of "Orlando United Day...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist...
A privately-led Memorial Task Force will begin meeting in the near future, spearheaded by Pulse Nightclub owner, Barbara Poma. The City of Orlando had originally planned to purchase the property to create their own memorial, but Poma decided against selling....