The following statement was issued in an email to Rollins faculty concerning the sudden death of Rollins College student, Brennan Roye Bennett: "Late last night, we lost a member of the Rollins family. Brennan Bennett, a transfer student from Furman,...
Take note Orlando, we lost someone special today. Billy’s heart was too big for his fragile body. Not that he’d let on. You’d hug him tight when you’d see him and his hips would dig into you, as if in...
"When you make a good donkey, you throw the world at it." - Gavin Schmidt   Orlando firefighter Gavin Schmidt made out as the first winner in Netflix's Nailed It! Holiday! special, Episode 1. The first challenge was to recreate three characters that were featured in...
Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors (Website) reopened under new ownership back in June 2019, but the renovations are apparently ongoing. They have a new window. Wally's closed suddenly in August 2018 following a sudden...
EDIT: While this building is very castle-like in nature, it is not the original Glen Turner Castle. It is in fact, just the boathouse. The original castle was four stories tall, built to resemble an existing castle in France.  This...
EDIT: The project architect is Charlan Brock. What could be one of the largest homes in the nation is being planned for the north shore of Lake Osceola in Winter Park.
Food Network's Andrew Zimmern is in Orlando this week, eating his way through our most popular restaurants and foodie hubs. Andrew Zimmern (Website) is a trained chef, television personality, radio host, director, food critic, and all-around foodtrepreneur. He can be...
"why did I just get yelled at by Pete davidson." - @jeanellehowee SNL comedian Pete Davidson is under fire for his UCF performance on Monday, August 26 at the Addition Financial Arena during a...
After six years serving up fancy hotdogs, Frank and Steins (Facebook | Website) will close for renovations in July, as it makes the transition into becoming a food hall. Frank and Steins' owner, Pete Downing, told Bungalower that the space...
While still in the early planning stages, the Hourglass District is beginning to take shape. Led by the husband-and-wife team Elise Sabatino and Giovanni Fernandez, the new project will completely remake the intersection of Bumby Avenue and Curry Ford Road....
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...
Following on the earlier announcement that Dr. Phillips Charities would be transforming western College Park with their new Packing District development, even more information has been released. We already knew that the 100+ acres that are being gifted to 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...
Jim Philips, host of the Philips Phile on Real Radio 104.1, announced on air that he would be delaying his retirement. This follows an announcement in June that he would be retiring in January, 2018 after 30 years of...
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...
We told you HERE in October 2018 that at least half of Colonial Lanes was to be saved from demolition for an upcoming self-storage project in the Milk District. While that project is still moving forward, a...
SPONSORED: This unique mid-century gem was designed by the renowned American architect Ernest Rapp, who made a name for himself designing high rises on the east coast for senior citizens. Rapp came to America via Vienna, Austria in 1938...
"I love your blog. I wanted to make sure you heard about this: I live in Colonialtown North and noticed the “peacock house” on Bumby was up for sale. The Zillow listing makes it sound like the peacocks (among...
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...
A new Philadelphia-inspired restaurant will open in the recently-vacated home of Felipe Rodriguez Tequila House and Kitchen (Facebook | Website) at 900 E. Washington Street in Thornton Park. Cavo's Bar and Kitchen (Facebook) will specialize...
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...
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...
Pizza Bruno (Website) will be opening their Mills 50 pizzeria concept some time this spring, according to owner Bruno Zacchini. Slice by Pizza Bruno will be opening in the former Class C office...
The Wine Barn (Facebook | Website) is a wine shop/wood-fired oven restaurant that specializes in artisan everything and they now have new owners that are shaking things up. The new owners, Ramon and Veronica...
According to Va Propst and Trina Gregory Propst, co-owners of Se7enbites Bake Shop in the Milk District, they have come to an agreement with the owner of the former Stir Restaurant building at 1407 N Orange Avenue for their...