Our readers like to ask a lot of questions. Which is great, because we like to be nosy. This time though, we had to defer to an expert. "The recent report on the many new 7-Eleven locations had me thinking......
The National Food Mart has applied for assistance through the City of Orlando Small Business Facade Program to pay for new paint, new storefront windows and doors, landscaping, and parking lot upgrades. The Audubon Park gas station is located at...
Dr. Phillips Charities has finally released their plans for a new mixed-use "Packing District" in west College Park that we hinted at HERE in 2016. The project will develop more than 200-acres of property that has been carefully assembled over...
The vacant 13,590 SF Lombardi's building, located at 1152 Harmon Avenue , will soon have a new retail tenant. Contrary to rumors that a new paint store would be moving in, the new retail concept will instead be spearheaded by...
The long-vacant retail space by the Thornton Park 7-Eleven finally has a new tenant. The 2,400 SF space at 30 N. Summerlin Avenue  is in fact owned by 7-Eleven, Inc, according to the Orange County Property Appraiser. The space has...
UCF grad student Jerry Jasmin knows how hard it is to get a Christmas tree in your Downtown condo. He knows the pain of negotiating an Uber-delivered spruce through a lobby and up 10 floors in an elevator and...
A jeweler will be moving into a ground floor retail space in the Kress Building, left vacant by the departure of Therapi Hair Studios, at 130 S. Orange Avenue . C6, named after the sixth element in the periodic table...
Boston Bakery and Cafe (Facebook) has expanded into the space next door to their Mills 50 shop located at 1525  E. Colonial Drive . The shop is known for their affordable and tasty banh mi selection as well as their boba...
Jay Smith, the long-time owner of Cavenaugh's Fine Wines (Facebook | Website) has sold his shop to a former wine distributor after being in business for roughly 20 years. Smith told Bungalower that he was looking forward to his retirement...
Plans to convert the Colonial Bowling Lanes (Website) property into a three-story personal storage facility are one step closer to reality, as of mid-October. The Municipal Planning Board marked the plans for recommended approval at their October 17 meeting, despite a...
7-Eleven corporate is looking to open 14 new locations in the Orlando area, including at least two Downtown. According to the "Franchises for Sale" section on 7-eleven.com, upcoming locations include: 5640 Hoffner Avenue 6946 Clarcona-Ocoee Road 6994 W....
The Glass Knife (Facebook | Website) will officially open for business this Friday, November 10 at 7 a.m. Bungalower was invited to a press preview Wednesday morning to sample some of the food and see the new interior of the completely renovated...
PaintMix Gallery (Facebook | Website) opened in Thornton Park back in November, 2016. Since that time they have held countless workshops at their Washington Street studio. Gallery owner Robert Carney told Bungalower that he's looking to move out of the neighborhood by...
The new Mills 50 location of Lineage Coffee Roasting  (Facebook | Website) is scheduled to open no December 2 at 1011 E. Colonial Drive by Lazy Moon Pizza. Lineage's owner, Jarrett Johnson, told Bungalower last March that the new shop will sport...
The Courtesy Bar (Website) has been selected to participate in Miracle, an exclusive, top-notch global craft cocktail pop-up bar series. The series originated in New York City, a brainchild of celebrity bartender Nico de Soto of Mace (Website), as a...
Are you a Bungalower Bundle subscriber? Each month we send out three to five curated offers to some of the businesses we’ve highlighted in the previous month. It costs just $9.95 a month and you get between $30-$50 in savings mailed to your door. 100% of...
Mia Supermarket, which opened in the former Colonialtown Winn-Dixie space in 2015, has changed its name and is now iFresh (Website). New York-based iFresh is the first publicly-listed Chinese/Asian supermarket chain in the country, and has a fast-growing presence in...
The demolition has begun on the former home of Mama B's Giant Subs at 692 N. Orange Avenue . The building will soon house Magic Pet (Facebook | Website), a premium pet food and supply store, which we wrote about previously HERE in February. Mama...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town. When that happens, we feature them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
Local indy publisher, Burrow Press (Website), has just released a new hardcover anthology called We can't help it if we're from Florida: New stories from a sinking peninsula.  The new 200-page work is a collection of unpublished stories and essays by...
By Jon Busdeker If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, move somewhere else. If you’re looking for a sexy merman Christmas ornament or snowman statue, you’re in luck. St. Nick’s Holiday Shoppe, a new pop-up shop near Jade Sushi and New...
Feeling that fall chill? Orlando Shirts has a fresh new Orlando Bomber jacket available on shop.bungalower.com right now, just for you. This edgy, front-zip jacket is made from super-lightweight nylon taffeta and has ribbed cuffs, collar, and hem to keep...
The Concessions Department at the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (endearingly known as the "Authority") is responsible for roughly 150,000 SF of retail and service space in the airport. And they are looking to fill some of that space with...
Super Rico Colombian Bistro (Facebook | Website) is a small restaurant tucked into the southwestern corner of the Central Parking Garage, located at 57 W. Central Boulevard Launched as a food truck, the business quickly established itself as a popular...
The Crepe Company Food Truck (Website) will be announcing their intent to franchise their crepe-selling business concept at the Orlando Franchise Show (Website) on October 20. The truck-based catering company, owned by Lisa Fareed, has been in operation since 2009....