The Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architect awarded Lake Beauty Park the 2013 Award of Honor in the Open Space Category. Lake Beauty Park is on the corner of Orange Avenue and Miller Street in Downtown...
Neighborhoods across Orlando are hosting National Night Out parties tonight. The gatherings are a "going away party for crime." The national movement put on by the National Association of Town Watch provides a great way to not only reduce...
I usually don't  post about events so far in advance but I couldn't resist this one especially on a throwback Thursday. Starting in October a group of residents will be getting together to play shuffleboard. They will play at the...
Crews are working over the next couple of months to repair a large dip in Orange Ave near Annie St (just South of 408). A water main break in 2010 ripped open a hole in the road causing major traffic...
Awesome Blossom Beauty Salon (Website | Facebook) moved from the Ft. Gatlin Shopping Center (107 Gatlin ave.) to their new location at 821 E Michigan. They operated the Galtin location for three years. The mother-daughter owned salon recently moved is having...
  By Amelia Cheatham, William R. Boone High School senior (class of 2014) and Downtown South summer intern Standing in the grassy field behind the Palmer Terrace Apartment complex on July 6, Dan Homblette watched in amazement as he saw the...
The city approved a new hotel to be built in Downtown South across from Orlando Regional Medical Center at 1405 S. Orange Ave. (btwn. Copeland Dr. & Fernwood St.). The property that is currently Orlando Medical Plaza and includes Doc's Streetside...
Photo by www.StevenMillerPix.com The various Orlando Main Streets will each host a cocktail contest to designate a signature cocktail for their Main Street. Tonight the College Park Partnership will host their contest for the partnership members at Truffles and Trifles at 5:30...
We're killing two Wawas with one post here (pun intended). The Wawa at 3025 Curry Ford Rd (at Crystal Lake Dr.)  is set to have a grand opening on October 3. The Lake Como Wawa  will be the first one in the Bungalow area. Not...
Cousins Subs (Website | Facebook) is getting ready to open at the SoDo complex on S Orange Ave. in Downtown South. They expect to open this location in the first week of October. This is the first Cousins Subs location in...
Cousins Subs (Website | Facebook) opens today at the SODO complex on S Orange Ave. in Downtown South. We told you about Cousins Subs a couple of weeks ago. This is the first Cousins Subs location in Orlando. They Milwaukee based company...
The Florida Department of Transportation is asking from community feedback on some alternatives for Orange Ave in the Downtown South Area. The portion of Orange Ave that is being looked at is the two-mile stretch between Anderson St and Pineloch...
We've had a couple of readers write in to ask about why Summerlin Ave between Briercliff Drive and Cherokee St is closed . Additionally we had one eagle-eyed readers ask if they were adding a roundabout. The reason for the...
When we told you about the new Orlando Medical Plaza hotel being planned in Downtown South across from ORMC we mentioned that there were conversations about adding a pedestrian bridge across Orange Ave. We are now getting a first look...
Over the past couple of days we’ve been giving you photo tours of each of the Bungalower area SunRail stations. The SunRail stations in the Bungalower area are: Florida Hospital Health Village Lynx Central Church Street Orlando Health/Amtrak Today we’re taking a look at the...
The Orlando City Council is set to approve a referendum that would allow property owners in Downtown South to vote to increase their property taxes to help improve the area. The tax would be a 2mil increase and is only...
Killgore Properties proposed to build rowhomes on Orange Ave between Harding St and Muriel St in Downtown South in the Wadeview Park neighborhood . The Kilgore Townhomes proposal includes four buildings for a total of 28 units. The units are four stories and...
Property owners in Downtown South voted to approve a 1 mil tax for neighborhood improvements which amounts to a .001% tax. We told you about the proposal back in February which allows property owners in the area to vote for...
Update July 10: The intersection of Gore St and Bumby Ave is now also closed as part of the Gore St project. This closure was always part of the project. The intersection is scheduled to re-open on August 15....
The Orlando Medical Plaza Hotel at Orlando Health we told you about last August has some changes in store . The developers requested to add  27 hotel rooms and remove the pedestrian bridge that was planned to connect the hotel...
Gators Dockside (Website | Facebook) plans to be the next restaurant to open in the Sodo development in Downtown South. Bungalower has learned that the restaurant signed a lease this week to open in the complex off Orange Ave and...
TheDailyCity.com is holding their second pop up shop this weekend at the Sodo complex in Downtown South . The shop filled with products designed by 30 of the most creative brands in Orlando and one glorious shuffleboard court. We're thrilled to have...
Fleet Feet Sports (Website | Facebook) plans to open in the Sodo shopping center in the Downtown South district. The new store will be located at 25 W Crystal Lake Drive . Fleet Feet Sports is an athletic shoe store carrying running...
The Orlando Amtrak Station in Downtown South is getting a multi-million dollar restoration. The station is located at 1400 Sligh Blvd . Today, Mayor Buddy Dyer along with City Commissioner Patty Sheehan kicked off the the Orlando Amtrak Station Restoration Project by removing...
Orlando Health is moving to develop a new mixed use project at their Lucerne Hospital property, Columbia Park Medical Center. The redevelopment is being called the Lucerne Promenade. The redevelopment as a mixed-used site would include a 200-room hotel, five residential buildings, 80,000 sq. ft. of commercial...