In June 2018 we told you HERE that a new Italian restaurant would be opening in the former home of Spice Modern Steakhouse, overlooking Lake Eola Park, and we are happy to report that they will be...
A fire destroyed the Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary (Website) in the middle of the night, killing 31 of the 300+ animals that the owner had on the property. Including three of his four dogs.
A new Mexican restaurant has opened in the space formerly occupied by Gaviota Seafood and Fine Peruvian Cuisine, located in the base of the Sanctuary Building at 100 S. Eola Drive . Coco soft-opened this past week, sneaking in under...
Orlando Brewing (Facebook | Website) is hosting an ongoing pop-up beer garden in South Eola that will run through January 1, 2019. Launched on November 16, the beer garden opens on Saturday and Sundays only, from noon to 8 p.m. Guests...
Queen of Bounce, Big Freedia, will be performing at the Abbey in South Eola on Friday, February 8 at 9 p.m. Big Freedia (Freddie Ross), is known for pushing the Bounce genre since the early 90s, which is a subset...
Todd Ulmer of Beacon Hill Group informed Bungalower last week that he has sold his New Orleans-style restaurant, Muddy Waters. The restaurant, located in the bottom floor of South Eola's Sanctuary 101 Eola building, opened in June 2017 in the former...
Mayor Buddy Dyer will be turning 60 years old next month. As such, there will be a public party held at The Abbey from 5:30-7:30 p.m.August 7 to celebrate. Attendees are asked to refrain from giving gifts and to donate to...
SPONSORED by Olde Town Brokers: This two bedroom, two bath condo is perched on the tenth floor of the luxury high-rise, The Sanctuary Downtown, located at 100 S. Eola Drive . The 1,970 SF Suite #1007 features an open kitchen...
Spice Modern Steakhouse (Website) closed for business back in July 2017, which we wrote about HERE, but a new concept has already been announced for the vacant space overlooking Lake Eola. Tre Bambine Italian Kitchen has already submitted plans for review to...
The V Group (Website) announced in December of last year that they were closing Herman’s Loan Office (Website) and refocusing their efforts on a new venture in Thornton Park. They have just announced that their new concept is set to...
A new ice cream shop has opened in the 420 Building in South Eola that specializes in imaginative, scratch-made recipes. Greenery Creamery (Facebook | Website) serves both dairy-based and vegan options that are handcrafted in small batches so some of...
The Downtown Arts District (Website) will be hosting Baltimore-born artist Derrick Adams at their upcoming In The Artist's Studio event on Friday, April 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the Mezz in South Eola. Adams currently lives and works out of...
Orlando-based Colorist Creative (Facebook | Website) is releasing a documentary called Seduction of the Pines which shares the story of an Orlando resident trying to find records of lost family land in Cuba. The premiere of the film is scheduled for...
Orlando's newest opera company, Opera del Sol (Facebook | Website), was launched this past June and is ramping up for their first fully-staged and scripted production, Opera Wars.  We covered the launch of the new non-profit production company HERE. Opera del Sol is meant...
Artisan popsicle-maker, the Pop Parlour (Facebook | Website), now offers full service in their Lake Eola-adjacent store. The new menu includes tea, coffee, and espresso drinks, including their own house-made cold brew that they will be bottling and selling around...
If you throw up, get ready to pay up at the Stubborn Mule. The popular downtown Orlando restaurant and brunch spot has a policy that states that any guest who pukes on the premises must clean it up or pay...
According to Scott Joseph, Spice Modern Steakhouse (Website) management informed the staff on Sunday that they would be closing. Spice owner, Manny Tato, also recently closed his other businesses Spice Burgr and Verde Cantina. Both spaces are currently still vacant. Rumors...
I Wish This Was is a monthly series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. This series is made possible by our partnership with Interstruct Inc., a leading design...
As we wrote in April, HERE, Mucho Tequila and Tacos is no more. In its place stands a new concept from the Beacon Hill Group, Muddy Waters. Muddy Waters is a New Orleans-style restaurant headlined by the talent behind Two...
There will be a special edition of What's Up Downtown on the evening of June 1 at the Downtown Snap gallery, at 420 E. Church Street . The focus of the night will be "creative placemaking" which is a practice...
According to Paul Brinkmann of the Orlando Sentinel, Boston-based firm, Northland Paramount LLC, has purchased the 16-story Paramount on Lake Eola building for approximately $65.2 M. The purchase included 266 units, along with the spaces that house Publix, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, and...
As reported by Scott Joseph, HERE, Mucho Tequila and Tacos (Facebook) will be closing up shop on Sunday, May 7, following Cinco de Mayo Mucho co-owner, Todd Ulmer of Beacon Hill Group, informed Bungalower that they will be maintaining ownership of...
A new all-way stop sign was recently installed at the intersection of Lake and Central Avenues, in front of the Downtown Publix . The three-way intersection is a popular crossing point for pedestrians coming and going to Lake Eola and...
Florida Theatrical Association is bringing back their New Musical Discovery Series this fall at the Mezz and the Abbey in South Eola, this fall. The series showcases new musicals written by aspiring playwrights from across the nation. Works are submitted...
SPONSORED: This professionally-designed,  three-bedroom, two bath unit is located on the sixth floor of the Jackson Condominium building in South Eola , just a few steps away from Constitution Green. The 2,009 SF corner unit features several recent upgrades, including custom...