We told you in January that a new tea shop would replacing Smoke Shop Tobacco and Pipes at 714 N. Mills Avenue , but they are finally ready to open now. RoyalTea (Website) will be soft opening on Saturday, July 21, followed...
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...
A group operating under the name "1400 Rio Grande Development," represented by Kimley-Horn, has filed a Master Plan request to develop a storage facility at 1216 S. Orange Blossom Trail , just south of Disney College Program-fave, Cowboys. The pitched...
In a follow-up to a story we did last November, plans have finally been released for the upcoming renovations of the vacant Grand Avenue School, located at 800 Grand Street . The City of Orlando will be moving multiple programs...
The Downtown Information Center will be closing temporarily in order to be fully-remodeled and fancified, beginning Friday, June 29. The Downtown Development Board and the City of Orlando hired local branding agency, Prismatic (Website) to create a proposal for a new...
This two-bed, one bath mobile home is currently available, for free, in Christmas, Florida. Built in 1970, as evidenced by the vintage linoleum and yellow shag carpeting, this structure definitely needs some love. If you're interested, click HERE to see the original...
Contrary to what WPRK's director told us months ago, the Rollins College radio station is still not back on the air. But it's not his fault, it's Mother Nature keeping them down; The popular student-run station lost their antenna last...
As seen in the viral video above, Mexico City has installed vertical gardens on their highway pillars, not only for aesthetic reasons but also to help the environment. Via Verde (Website), when completed, will wrap roughly 1,000 highway support pillars...
This three-bedroom, three bath home is just a stone's throw from Lake Sue, located at 2425 Lake Sue Drive , in Beeman Park. Built in 1959, this classic mid-century home measures in at 2,586 SF and is encircled with lush, Florida...
In a surprising follow-up to our post from February concerning the Mars Landing-like soil amendment equipment on the old Chevron site  on the corner of Fern Creek and Colonial, Bungalower has just learned that a Kobe Steakhouse is not...
Representatives of the University Club announced yesterday that they had closed on their new home at Modera Central, the 22-story tower that was built on the grounds of their former building at 125 E. Pine Street . The University Club...
The Orlando Ballet (Website) has issued plans to the Municipal Planning Board for approvals to raze their current home at the Loch Haven Community Center and to replace it with a new building. The City of Orlando approved a 50-year...
You may be familiar with local architect Ryan Young from previous I Wish This Was ...  columns that he's done with us. Young is an architect and founder of leading design and construction group Interstruct Inc, which is responsible for projects like...
With the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge support tower nearly finished, Orlando residents are suddenly becoming much more aware of the bridge project than they were before. The 200 foot-long bridge is being hailed as the missing connection between the Orlando Urban...
SPONSORED: As we announced earlier in the month, the Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has released their 2018 artist lineup for their annual blockbuster exhibit, Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.  As in previous years, the chosen artists range from emerging to mid-career, with...
The Appearance Review Board approved a Major Certificate of Appearance Approval for renovations of a Stadium-adjacent building located at 642 W. Church Street back in 2017. Original plans for the renovations of the building called for a new mesh-covered...
"Hey Bungalower, what's the plan for Lake Ivanhoe in regards to I-4 Ultimate? Will there be walk ways?" - Bungalower Reader According to our contacts at the Florida Department of Transportation, there will be a number of pedestrian access points...
SPONSORED by Olde Town Brokers: This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath contemporary home is tucked away in the Spring Lake Terrace neighborhood, by the Country Club of Orlando, at 2107 Companero Avenue . The 2,816 SF home was completely renovated, down to the...
As we announced last week, the new designs for the Holocaust Memorial Center in Ivanhoe Village were released on May 2 at a public event. The following designs for the Holocaust Museum for Hope and Humanity were prepared by star...
"My wife and I were wondering what was being built at Osceola and Pineloch behind the Publix on South Orange Ave." - Chris Berndt A triangular spur of land that guts out into the intersection of Pineloch Avenue and Osceola Street...
OnePulse Foundation has announced that a private, invite-only dedication for the Interim Pulse Memorial will take place from 10-11 a.m. and a public opening at 3 p.m. on May 8. New features of the temporary park space include enhanced landscaping, benches and...
Construction on the interim memorial park on the Pulse Orlando property began in Late February, under the direction of the privately-led onePULSE Foundtation. The new greenspace will wrap around the exterior of the building and utilize some of already existing...
EDIT: We originally posted that the architect, Maurizio Maso, was responsible for "the impending Mennello Museum expansion" based on a press release we received for the upcoming unveiling event. Contrary to this information, the Mennello Museum has informed us...
In a follow up to the designs we shared on April 4, 2018 HERE, the developers behind the Golden Sparrow development have released more information regarding their mixed-use, multi-family tower planned for a vacant Downtown parcel. The three-phase, three-tower Golden...
SPONSORED: This newly-constructed  home by David Weekley Homes is tucked away in eastern Winter Park at 1850 Carollee Lane with easy access to shopping on Park Avenue, Baldwin Park, and on Fairbanks. The Holgate floorplan, from David Weekley Homes...