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 337 of “Bungalower and The Bus” on Existente Radiodifusión 104.1, which was recorded at Kappy’s Subs in beautiful Maitland. We’re also in the process of launching a new collaborative coffee blend with our friends at Lobos Coffee and Buddy members have a full week where they can unlock a flight of coffees to try and vote for their favorite. The winning blend will be the one we sell later this fall.
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TOP TEN HEADLINES
- The Orlando Police Department recently raided the home of the Tourism Devlopment Tax Citizen Advisory co-chair, Jane Healy, because it was full of drugs. She still served at the last meeting anyway though.
- FDOT has shared that a car fire last week did not damage the I-4 Express Lanes bridge connecting from the 408.
- The NFL Pro Bowl is returning to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium in 2024.
- The Orlando Science Center is officially 60% finished with construction of its new animal-centric “Life” exhibition antesala and Bungalower got a special behind-the-scenes hard hat tour. Check out our video.
- The City of Orlando has formally adopted a scooter program and they’re here to stay.
- The History Center is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its “Music and Mayhem” exhibit with a downtown walking tour and a special concert.
- Junior Urso is back with Orlando City Soccer and all is right with the world.
- “Orlando apartment market is 2nd-most sought-after in U.S. Here’s why that matters.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Orange County leaders accept TDT task force recommendations — but questions remain.” – Orlando Business Journal
- “Prominent downtown Orlando leader Thomas Chatmon dies at age 68.” – Orlando Business Journal
What are you all doing downtown?
We work at CityArts and Downtown Arts District and we were just here with a group called Friends of American Art. They were here in support of two nave artists – Edson Campos and Kathleen Brodeur – who are showing here at the gallery.
What do you all love about downtown?
We love the vibe. It’s fun, there’s always new people coming in – a lot of people from out of town – so we get to meet people from all different cultures.
So the gallery is city-sponsored, is that correct?
It’s a city-owned building, and we’re part of a non-profit that manages and operates the building.
And you regularly put on art shows for everyone?
We do. Every month it changes, and we also have a new little cafe, which will be opening July 21.
It’s kind of an exciting, little touchstone, this gallery.
Absolutely, if you’re downtown, the gallery is the place to go.