As we told you HERE in January, the long-vacant building at 720 N. Mills Avenue  by Pho 88 will soon house a new Kushiyaki concept by local food genius, Sonny Nguyen - owner of Domu at East End Market. Tori Tori (Facebook)...
Noir Cafe (Facebook) opened in the former Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, attached to the CityArts Factory, in June of 2017. They recently told Bungalower that they will be closing. "It was not an easy decision to make yet as a business...
Chan's Chinese Cuisine (Website) is an award-winning restaurant that has been open for more than 20 years in the Colonialtown neighborhood. The property is now listed for sale on LoopNet. "After a very successful run, now it is time to...
In the latest in a series of shakeups in the plans for the northeastern corner of Colonial Drive and Fern Creek Avenue, we've recently learned that a six-pump Racetrac will be moving in. Despite plans that were submitted earlier in the...
As of 6 a.m. Monday morning, our friends at iHeart Media have launched their first Hispanic News Talk format station, ACCION 97.9 FM. Accion (Facebook | Website)  is led by Jesus Manuel Torres, Hector Marcano, and Raymond Torres. They will...
We told you HERE back in September 2016 that Demetree Global was looking into redeveloping the former Lombardi's Seafood property into a mixed-use property called the "Winter Park Station." That project recently hit a roadblock according to a report...
Z Asian Vietnamese Cuisine is a new restaurant opening next door to the newly closed, Mai Bistro. The restaurant, owned by Hien Q. Pham, will serve authentic Vietnamese food with additional Chinese and Thai dishes on the side. Z Asian is...
The new poke-centric concept by the King Bao owners that we told you about HERE last August is almost ready to open to the public. Poke Hana (Facebook), located at 1225-A E. Colonial Drive , is expected to open Saturday,...
Discount chain Five Below (Website) has opened a new location in Colonial Plaza. The publicly-held chain offers goods that cost up to $5 and serves children, teens, and pre-teens like games, fashion, candy, room decor, stationery, school supplies, and more....
UPDATE: The impending closure has been confirmed by Truck Stop employees and the restaurant will serve their final Disco Brunch on Sunday, August 26. Be sure to sto pby and send them off with a mimosa purchase.  Truck Stop Restaurant...
Your Pie (Facebook | Website) opened an Orlando location back in June 2017 in the bottom floor of Skyhouse. That location has since closed. We were unable to contact the previous owners of the downtown pizzeria, but a new tenant is already moving...
The Miami-based real estate developer, Alex Vadia of Midtown Opportunities, has purchased one of the last vacant properties in Baldwin Park's town center. The 0.82-acre lot is located at 4787 New Broad Street , in the heart of Baldwin Park,...
Lowe's Companies has just announced that they will be closing all 99 of their Orchard Supply Hardware stores. The decision to close was made on August 17 following the release of their second-quarter earnings followed by a declaration that they...
East West Records (Facebook) has been operating in Orlando since 1971, specializing in, well, records, for 47 years. East West Records was recently sold to a life-long customer, Robert Serros, Jr, who grew up riding his bike to the store...
Wally's has closed after 64 years of business in the Mills 50 District. The sudden news was posted on their social platforms and the local watering hole's doors early this morning, August 21. Bungalower was told by a friend of the...
As we told you last week, Ferg's Depot has closed and been sold to new owners. We now know that those owners are none other than Rob and Joe Nunziata, of FBC Mortgage. If that name sounds familiar, its because...
Venchur Investments has just purchased the popular College Park watering hole, The Local Bar and Grill (Facebook). Venchur owner, Pat Semeraro (LinkedIn), announced the purchase of the 2,900 SF venue via press release on Thursday, August 16. Included in the...
Our last report on the long-awaited Bem Bom (Facebook | Website) brick and mortar in Audubon Park was back in January of this year, stating that the space had finished their build-out and were simply waiting on their Certificate Of Occupancy from...
BurgerIM (Website), an Israeli hamburger franchise, is opening a new restaurant in Downtown Orlando. The fast-casual hamburger restaurant specializes in 3-oz burgers that guests can customize with a choice of bun, 11 patties, and a variety of toppings and sauces....
Le Pho (Facebook | Website), which opened in the bottom floor of the Chase Plaza in December 2017, has closed. The fast-casual restaurant opened in the former home of Spice Burgr at 165 S. Orange Avenue and specialized in a variety of rice/vermicelli...
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 Jane...
We told you HERE that the new Jinya Ramen Bar (Facebook | Website) would be opening on August 8 but we were able to visit a day earlier as part of a media opener. This is the first Florida-based location for the international...
UPDATE - Mark Ferguson has confirmed that he has sold Ferg's Depot.  Ferg’s Depot (Facebook | Website), the ambitious tenant of the historic Church Street Station has closed. The 15,000 SF restaurant/bar took over three years to open and hit a number...
Foxtail Coffee Co. (Website) has soft-opened their new Hourglass District location, located at 2401 Curry Ford Road . The new store is located in a former gas station/convenience store on the corner of Bumby and Curry Ford. The name of this...
Jinya Ramen Bar (Facebook | Website) has announced a Grand Opening of their new Thornton Park location on August 8. The ramen-focused menu of the new eatery will offer 13 signature bowls and guests can customize their bowls with more than...