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This is our latest rundown of the top ten things you need to know this week, in Orlando’s downtown “bungalow neighborhoods.” Click HERE to listen to Episode 317 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Real Radio 104.1, which was recorded at the newly opened Park Avenue Tavern (Website) in Winter Park’s Hannibal Square along with the boys from Ben Laube Homes […]

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Bungalower and The Bus – Episode 317 (Park Avenue Tavern)

The views and opinions expressed in this episode are those of the hosts alone and do not reflect the official policy or position of Bungalower Media, our readers, or our advertisers. For Episode 317, Jon and Brendan were invited to visit the newly opened Park Avenue Tavern (Website) in Winter Park’s Hannibal Square along with the […]

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Orlando Police share suspect behind broken windows at local gay club was not “motivated by hate”

The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that a suspect caught on camera in January while vandalizing a gay bar in the Milk District was not “…motivated by prejudice or hate.” At 3:41 a.m. on January 18, a man was seen on video breaking windows at The District Dive and Southern Nights, located at 2401 E. […]

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Seminole firefighter and friends in trouble for tagging Orlando businesses

3/9 UPDATE: OPD is currently investigating a connection between this group and a possible connection to a train mural on the Urban Trail, not the commissioner’s mural as previously stated in this article. A Seminole County firefighter/medic was placed on unpaid leave when a video was shared that showed him and a group of friends […]

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Lake Alert: Little Lake Fairview is closed for herbicide treatment

3/10 UPDATE: Lake Alert for Little Lake Fairview has been LIFTED. The City of Orlando has just issued a Lake Alert for Little Lake Fairview due to an aquatic herbicide treatment, that will be conducted by the Orange County Environmental Protection Division on March 9. The herbicides are part of an ongoing water hyacinth control […]

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Chicanery and Buffoonery: That’s not Beefy King on Uber Eats

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 Jacobs. “I got a scoop on a ghost kitchen trying to pass themselves off as Beefy […]

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Girl Scouts opening Women’s History Center just in time for Women’s History Month

The Girl Scouts of Citrus Council (Website) will be unveiling its new Women’s History and Cultural Center (Website) to the public on Saturday, March 11. The new 6,430 SF space tells the story of Girl Scouting from its beginnings in 1912 to the international movement it is today, and features thousands of pieces of Girl Scouts […]

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I Wish This Was … an incubator kitchen

“I Wish This Was” is a semi-regular series that transforms ignored, vacant lots and properties in Orlando into something the City Beautiful can be proud of. A prime, second-generation restaurant space in downtown Orlando has sat vacant for almost three years now, and it doesn’t look like it will be occupied any time soon. And there […]

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Brightline just broke an intercity rail speed record

Brightline (Website), the in-development intercity rail company that’s been hard at work connecting Orlando to South Florida, wants everyone to know that it’s “officially the fastest train in Florida and the Southeastern United States,” according to a recent press release. Brightline was testing its trains on a new 35-mile corridor between the Orlando International Airport […]

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64th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival kicks off with jazz concert, March 11

The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival (Facebook | Website) will return for its 64th year on Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19 in downtown Winter Park, but will be preceded by a special jazz concert in Central Park on Saturday, March 11. Jazz fusion “superstars” Spyro Gyra (Facebook) will perform live in Central Park from 7:30-9 p.m., preceded […]

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Crime at 55 West continues to cause problems downtown

Orlando Sentinel‘s Trevor Fraser shared a story in late February about a particular apartment building in downtown Orlando that has been making a name for itself for all the wrong reasons. Fraser’s piece shared some troubling testimonials from people who live at 55 West (Website) in the Church Street District painting vivid pictures of people […]