Sunday, March 15, 2009
Is This The Future of Mannequins?
Prior to Mannequins closing, one of the jokes was that Harley Davidson (the store next door to Mannequins) was going to put a restaurant into the Mannequins space. They were going to bolt some motorcycles onto the revolving dance floor so that patrons could hop on and ride around the room! There actually already is a Harley Davidson Cafe in business in Las Vegas so the idea does have precedent.
One of the problems with the Mannequins building is that it is so huge. 8TRAX, Harley Davidson and the Curl surfwear store are all in the same building with Mannequins. Mannequins and 8TRAX make ideal locations for.....nightclubs......and little else. I suppose one could put a restaurant in there but it would have to be a huge one.
One rumor says that the Mannequins building had actually been sold but the financing fell through. Another rumor says that it was sold and closed about 2 weeks ago. Are there plans for the space.....we don't know? For now the building sits there unused (except for the two small stores), supposedly stripped of sound and lighting equipment.
Is a new Harley Davidson Cafe coming to Pleasure Island? Let's hope not.