Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando and Osceola County (Website) has just announced their intention to close their two ReStore locations and to discontinue their retail line in order to focus on providing affordable housing, effective January 31, 2019. Habitat for...
Sanford's award-winning marshmallow shop, Wondermade (Website), will be popping-up in the North Quarter Market starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 8. The popular shop will be selling ice cream, s'mores, and boxes of their famous marshmallows in a new stall...
Hinckley's Fancy Meats (Facebook | Website) has announced that they will be moving into the former home of Houndstooth Sauce Company (Facebook) at East End Market by the end of the year. Hinckley's, an effort led by Chef Matt Hinckley, specializes...
Alchemy Salon (Facebook | Website) was just awarded a small business loan from the City of Orlando to expand into the Milk District. Alchemy owners, under the name Mod Milk, LLC, applied for assistance through the City's Small Business Facade,...
Little Greek Fresh Grill (Facebook | Website) has leased 1,400 SF of space at the Winter Park Corners shopping plaza. The first Little Greek restaurant was opened in Palm Harbor by Sigrid Bratic but there are now over 35 locations...
"New bar downtown? Corner of Washington and Orange." - Jon Busdeker JAM-ENG (Website) is a new Caribbean, read Jamaican, and English restaurant that is opening at 65 N. Orange Avenue . Pronounced "Jamming," JAM-ENG will specialize in home-style British and Caribbean...
Faiyaz Kara at Orlando Weekly has reported that Milk District will be getting another taco option in the new year. MX Taco (Facebook | Website) will be opening in the former home of Arepas and More at 207 N. Bumby Avenue . The...
Embassy Irish Bar is opening at 2 S. Orange Avenue in Downtown Orlando, in the same building as Jimmy John's. The new venue is headed by Roger Wall, who opened Lizzy McCormack's Irish Bar in 2004, and Skinny's in...
We told you HERE in October that Chef Shuichi Tanida, former chef at Disney's Mitsukoshi in Walt Disney World, was opening a new ramen restaurant downtown. The Ramen is now open in the bottom floor of the Crescent Central Station at...
The recently closed Handy Pantry is currently being renovated and updated in order to house a new concept called "Eola General." Eola General is being led by Shaun Noonan of Dixie Dharma and Sean Kelley, the man behind the soon-to-open...
A La Cart Street Food and Craft Beer (Facebook | Website) is opening this weekend. We first wrote about the concept HERE in February 2018. Led by husband and wife team Dustin and April Williams, A la Carte operates as a food...
The owners of The Hammered Lamb (Website) will soon be opening a new 24-hour diner concept next to their popular Ivanhoe Village venue at 1235 N. Orange Avenue . Jack 'n' Honey's Diner will occupy the space directly next to...
As of November 26, The Jim Colbert Show (Facebook | Website) will be taking over the Phillips Phile time slot, following the approaching retirement of Jim Philips. The Jim Colbert Show, led by 26-year radio veteran Jim Colbert, will broadcast...
The building that houses the 903 Mills Market is for sale. The commercial 4,890 SF building located at, yes, 903 S. Mills Avenue , has just been listed for sale, which includes two duplex units in behind the building, which...
EDIT: Epic Axe Throwing hours are still not set in stone. They are taking reservations seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. but walk-in hours will vary. Be sure to check online, on Facebook, or on...
Orlando Brewing (Facebook | Website) has been slinging locally crafted beer since 2004, but its first home was in a warehouse that was seized by FDOT under eminent domain to create the South Street exit on Interstate-4. The locally-owned brewery...
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Colonial Lanes (Website) closed on Thursday, May 24. The Milk District bowling alley had sold to Titan Properties in February, to be transformed into a self-storage facility. We broke the story about the filed paperwork HERE in August 2017 which resulted in an...
Whiskey Lou's Lounge (Facebook) in the Milk District has new owners. According to new part-owner Jim Faherty, the former owner was based in Chicago and looking to sell. Whiskey Lou's is one of Orlando's best-known dive bars in part for...
U ROLL Sushi is opening a new downtown location at 100 E. Pine Street . The concept for the restaurant is customizable sushi rolls that the customer can create, alongside classic staples. Guests pick a protein like tuna or shrimp, followed by...
As of Friday, October 19, Pearson’s Cafe (Facebook | Website) has closed their North Quarter storefront, located at 807 N. Orange Avenue . The cafe, an extension of their 15+ year business Pearson's Catering, was known for their gourmet sandwiches and pastries...
In a follow-up to a report from one year ago, permits have finally been filed for an upcoming Out of the Closet Thrift Store and Pharmacy (Website) location in Mills 50. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation purchased the corner lot Circle K...
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The former home of the Philly Connection in Downtown Orlando will soon house a new ramen bar by an ex-Disney chef. Chef Shuichi Tanida has spent years as the chef at Mitsukoshi in Disney's Japan Pavilion in Epcot but will soon...
Pizza Bruno's Bruno Zacchini has announced that he will be taking over the newly opened Red Claw Lobster Rolls and Pizza Pies stall inside Orange County Brewers as early as November 1. Zacchini told Bungalower that he will be featuring...