Saturday, March 20, 2010
PI Update: Latest Rumors
Island sources say that Rock'n'roll Beach Club and Motion will be the first two clubs to be demolished so that the new walkway direct to DTD Marketplace can be built. Supposedly RRBC would have already come down earlier this year but a subcontractor fell through. Still hearing of a "lighthouse" style restaurant/bar getting built along this pathway. Other rumors reported previously here on the Blog remain in effect; AC & BET buildings will also come down while the Manneqins, 8TRAX and Comedy Warehouse buildings remain standing. One of our Save Pleasure Island roving reporters spotted a large crane at Motion around 2am Friday morning however another source says nothing was being removed; it was just there to pressure wash the building.
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It was a beautiful spring evening in Orlando so what better place to spend it than Pleasure Island. And what a great evening to watch the 10:30pm edition of Celebrate Tonight!
DJ Hollywood Bob led the festivities and he did a good job. One cannot measure the joy that has been brought to the island since they closed the clubs and created Celebrate Tonight. Just look at all the smiling faces.
And look at all the empty parking spaces on a Friday night. Not sure how long CT will continue. Supposedly the DJ contract ends in October however the demolition of BET/AC will create the need for construction walls and it seems that would divert pedestrian traffic across the part of Celebration Plaza where CT now takes place. And the latest DTD Guide Map no longer lists CT. Stay tuned.