Friday, December 11, 2009
PI Update: RRBC Sign Removed
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS - CLICK TO ENLARGE
The large Rock'n'Roll Beach Club sign was finally removed off the building last night as the building nears demolition. A witness told me that the same crew that had been working on the Hub catwalk removal also took the RRBC sign down. A source repeated that RRBC and Motion are coming down after the first of the year. I also heard again that a lighthouse restaurant/bar combo is coming to that area where RRBC and Motion come together. The only new information is that the restaurant may be a seafood restaurant. Previous rumors said fast food. A new pathway from Marketplace across PI will come through that area on its way to West Side. PI management still hasn't figured out how to deal with the two towers holding the Harley Davidson signs so they can't tear them down yet.
Mannequins was under high security this evening. I guess the revolving dance floor must be protected. An island source says that Mannequins, 8TRAX and Comedy Warehouse buildings are going to be renovated into restaurants. Apparently Adventurers Club and Soundstage are going to be demolished along with Motion and RRBC. The right photo shows no new progress on the removal of outside stairs. The source mentioned that the restaurant going into Mannequins will change the entire look of the building and that's why the stairs are coming down; it doesn't fit into the new look that's coming. That makes sense. But remember, these are just rumors!