The Milk District Main Street (Website) has announced the hiring of Zac Alfson as their new Executive Director. Alfson has an extensive background in nonprofit management and community building to bring to the table in order to enhance and preserve...
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...
By Sarah Bolandi Local photographer, John McInerney, is celebrating a year of cruising Orlando in his vintage van-turned-photo-bus, known on the streets as the VanCam (Facebook | Instagram). The mobile photo studio is a 1978 VW van has been charming the...
The Supremes alum herself, Miss Diana Ross, will be performing at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, January 9. Ross made a name for herself as the lead singer of The Supremes in...
SPONSORED by Orlando Ballet's The Nutcracker: Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home,...
A 20-foot concrete pillar has been erected in the Orange County Regional History Center plaza in Downtown Orlando as a nod to a Ghosts of Architecture Past. The structure is a small piece of a larger collection of brise soleil panels...
PROMO: Our friend and occasional Bungalower contributor and co-host of "Bungalower and the Bus" on Real Radio 104.1, Jon Busdeker, has just written a book and its all about The City Beautiful. 100 Things To Do In Orlando Before You Die is...
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...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer just appointed a new Senior Advisor on Homelessness and Social Services at City Hall. Lisa Portelli will lead the city's efforts with regional, state, and Federal governments, non-profits, and the business community to address homelessness. Portelli comes...
Orlando's own Ginger Minj teams up with RuPaul alums like Willam, Shangela, and Trixie Mattel in new Netflix animated series, Super Drags. The three crime-fighting glamazons face off against haters, sexy robots, and of course, lip-sync challenges in the new series that airs...
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...
Another local designer has jumped into the retail game, but this one's got legs. Schiani Ledo (Instagram | Website) is a designer/illustrator/muralist by night and a lead graphic designer/art director at website design and marketing studio, Highforge Solutions (Website) by night. Editor's...
The Milk District hybrid coffee shop/package store/watering hole we've been talking about for years is finally set to open this Saturday, October 20. Whippoorwill Beer House and Package Store (Website) is a new craft beer and wine shop that is opening...
When a bolt of lightning took out a massive 100-year old oak tree at Greenwood Cemetery the sexton of Greenwood Cemetery thought to himself, "That'd make a great beer." Don Price, a regular contributor to "Bungalower and The Bus" on Real...
As of Monday, October 15, Bishop Beale has just named Whit Duncan of Charlotte, North Carolina's Crescent Communities as a new principal partner. Duncan previously ran the operations of over 13 million SF of real estate across the Southeastern United States...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer has named 25-year Orlando Police Department veteran, Orlando Rolon, as the next Police Chief of the City of Orlando. Rolon will serve as the 39th Police Chief, succeeding Chief John Mina, who is retiring after 28-years of...
SPONSORED: The Orange County Regional History Center will be celebrating its new exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, on Saturday, October 13 with an all-day grand opening featuring free admission and special activities for families. The exhibition examines...
Iron Chef alum Chef Roberto Treviño has just confirmed the closure of his El Buda (Website) restaurant in Downtown Orlando. The short-lived fusion restaurant replaced another short-lived space, Maddy's Craft and Cru at 116 West Church St  back in December 2017, and specialized in a...
Va Propst and Trina Gregory Propst, co-owners of Se7enbites Bake Shop in the Milk District, have announced that they are opening a new Italian restaurant concept. According to a report by Orlando Weekly's Faiyaz Kara, the restaurant will be dinner-only and will...
According to their Facebook page, Blue Bird Bake Shop (Facebook | Website) has been sold to new owners. The award-winning bakery made a name for themselves with their rich, scratch-made cupcakes and cookie offerings and has been in operation since...
The Handy Pantry (Facebook) has announced that they will be closing their popular convenience store in Lake Eola Heights on Thursday, September 20 on the Lake Eola Heights Historic District Facebook page. The business, which has been operated by husband...
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)...
UPDATE - Visage is no longer coming to Orlando and will be replaced by Queer Eye For the Straight Guy and fellow RuPaul fam, Carson Kressley. Michelle Visage, of RuPaul's Drag Race fame, will be a grand marshal at Orlando's Come Out With Pride parade on...
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...
A new documentary by National Geographic and Bloomberg Philanthropies entitled, Paris to Pittsburgh will feature Orlando and local sustainability leaders leading the fight against climate change. Paris to Pittsburgh (Facebook) chronicles the national debate of the nation's energy future, the...