Friday, August 21, 2009
Will This Building Reopen As A New Club? (Updated Monday)
A few months ago this Blog reported that a high-ranking Disney Entertainment official had ordered Mannequins and 8TRAX to be "made show ready". Nothing ever happened. Awhile later some of the clubs were made available for private rentals but not the Mannequins/8TRAX building which was, as a PI employee told me, "off limits". Recently we reported on a slew of rumors about Soundstage, Adventurers Club, Rock'n'Roll Beach Club and Motion being torn down soon. During that spate of rumors no mention was made of the Mannequins/8TRAX building. Then an anonymous person in the Comments section of the August 15th entry posted that the Mannequins/8TRAX building was staying. So today I was out on the island snooping around and I asked a managerial level employee what the latest PI rumors were? She said that she had just heard about a week ago that 2 clubs were going to be opening on the island. Hmmm. As long as there are rumors, there is hope.
Hopefully we'll hear something announced at the D23 Convention next month in Anaheim!
Sunday Update: Fresh rumors on the Island about Mannequins and 8TRAX reopening, possibly as soon as October. Latest gossip has AC reopening as well which of course is contrary to last week's rumor about all the waterfront club buildings being demolished. Stay tuned to this Blog for all the latest rumors!
Monday Update: Lots of denials out there that any PI clubs are going to reopen. In particular, Adventurers Club artifacts are to be shipped to HKDL come this October so no way is it going to reopen. But supposedly the first piece of construction to take place....this Fall....will be the removal of the former PI Live booth atop the Fuego Cigar Bar, to be replaced with an upstairs outdoor patio for smoking and drinking. No further word on the Mannequins/8TRAX building.