Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This Weekend In Techno Town

Biggest event of the weekend is at Venue 578 for DJ Snake (F). House from the Parisian!
Another big event tomorrow night is veteran DJ Justin Martin (USA) playing at The Social.  Real Techno!
"LIT" continues to bring in great DJ's, this month with Kristina Sky (USA) and Suzy Solar (USA). Trance at Bikkuri.
Breaks fans won't want to miss DJ duo Rob-E & Security at Peek Downtown this Friday night along with Andrez and others!  What a great way to end-out July!
"Hoopla" returns to Native Social Bar on Saturday night with more Breaks, this time from DJ Kid Digital (RUS).  Henry D also on hand along with residents Jimmy Joslin & Justin Faze.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

DTD Update: Town Center Goes Huge!

Most of the shopping at Disney Springs Town Center will be of the outdoor variety.  By this we mean you would stroll from building to building outside with stores facing outdoor pedestrian walkways.  But we know at least one building will be more of the indoor style with an indoor air conditioned mall and shops facing inward as shown in the concept art above.
This is not a surprise.  Older concept art has shown this building since last year.
And there she is!  This mall-type structure is actually huge as seen from the Blog's exclusive SkyCam!
And so it is with most of the other buildings being built out there in the former Pleasure Island parking lot.  They're massive!
One of the smaller ones facing the springs.
More multi-level structures going up for your shopping pleasure (no pun intended).
Another view including the new East Garage at the rear.
The action continues between T-REX Cafe and World of Disney too.
Supposedly Sprinkles Cupcakes is going into this spring-front property.
Ground view of this prime spot.
Another ground view looking west.
And one final SkyCam view putting many of the new buildings into perspective with each other.  They will be home to stores such as Zara, Tommy Bahama, Lilly Pulitzer, UNIQLO, Pandora, UGG's, L'Occitaine en Provence and Edward Beiner.  And hopefully many more surprises.

Monday, July 27, 2015

PI Update: Island From The Air

Returning once again to beautiful Pleasure Island to give you the latest pics!

And using our exclusive SkyCam, we see the shell of Adventurers Club standing.
In case you missed the news, this shell will become the framework for The Edison Orlando, a combination restaurant with nightclub aspects.
Across West End Plaza, the all new shell of STK Steakhouse.
Other STK locations offer DJ nightlife and we're told this one will too.
This is located roughly where Comedy Warehouse used to stand.
In our opening photo above, you can see Paradiso 37 as it used to look.  This is what it looks like now with it's expansion still in progress.
The expansion will give diners some waterview options plus much-needed capacity to compete with the other new restaurants on the Island.  The additions are not exactly pretty but we believe, purposefully so.
8TRAX is still there.  I can hear "Funkytown" playing right now.  This will apparently be the entrance into Morimoto Asia restaurant in Mannequins. If you click on the photo and expand it a couple times, you can see the small Asian-inspired sign on the roof near the front.
And then there's Mannequins!
Musical moving construction walls now have reopened the way in front of the venue.
And we can see some of that new brickwork we showed you last week at the base of the former bridge from the Pleasure Island parking lot.
We get a nice side view now.  The Blog has often stated that this building was ill-suited for anything but the dance club that it was. So it will be interesting to see how this restaurant makes a go of its massive space.
Looking back towards the Hub.
This area adjacent Raglan Road is now blocked.
The Boathouse is located where club Motion used to stand.
For those with money to burn, there are the Amphicar rides.
Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar should be opening relatively soon.
Workers were toiling in the hot Florida sun this weekend.
More decoration added.  This is on the west side facing the new Water Taxi dock.
On the east side, this target is in the entryway between the interior and Reggie the outside boat bar.
Lastly, we take a look at the Fulton's Crab House which supposedly is closing in January to be reconfigured into a new restaurant concept.  With The Boathouse, no reason to have two primarily seafood restaurants next to each other. (Tomorrow on the Blog we take to the air again and look at the massive scale of Disney Springs new Town Center.)

Sunday, July 26, 2015

PI Update: More Exclusive Photos

You either catch fish or you fish Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar!  Coming soon to Pleasure Island.  Monday morning on Save Pleasure Island Blog we have the latest exclusive photos from the Island!

Club Reports: Aero Bar, Peek Downtown

Saturday night in the city and beginning my evening with a quick cold drink at Aero Bar!
Former Mannequins DJ Dominick Morrison playing EDM at this rooftop venue!
Although I've seen it more crowded than this at times, there was a good crowd on-hand dancing or watching!
Dominick confirms that he will be back at EPCOT-China on New Years Eve for another huge dance party!  Just 5 months to go!
Aero Bar was formerly Sky60 but changed names with The Beacham taking ownership last year.
On to the event of the weekend at Peek Downtown, formerly Suite B Lounge.
First time ever getting to see live, Superstar DJ Keoki (USA)!
You never know what he's going to deliver but other than his mask selections, he was pretty straight-forward last night with a pure House set.
Famous for building a mood rather than just spinning music, he had the crowd bouncing all night!
Decent-sized crowd on hand that would really fill up after 1AM!
Spotted on the dance floor: Cat & Stacey
Spotted by the bar: Joel, DJ Will B. Geebo & Kenneth Z.
Spotted in the booth: Superstar DJ Keoki with SarahK

Spotted near VIP: Mike & Mike with friend
The other mask was just too warm but he still wanted to go incognito!
People dancing all over the place!
The 2AM crowd!
I left a few minutes before the final song so I don't know if "Speed Racer" ever got played.
But I can definitely tell you that a good time was had by all!