Last fall when Disney released five pieces of concept art for Hyperion Wharf, they were careful not to display any of the names of companies that have supposedly signed on. Curiously though, that was not the case with the concept art featuring the view from the No. 2 Bridge towards Mannequins. As you can see above, it quite clearly showed a redesigned building featuring the name Silk Road. Silk Road is (was) a real restaurant located in the new Vdara Hotel, CityCenter, Las Vegas. Many internet posters speculated that Disney pitched restaurant concepts to many companies and Silk Road was one of them and that's why the name and actual logo of that restaurant was there. I say no. Unless they were actually coming to HW, Disney could not have released something with their name and logo on it without permission of that company. So one has to speculate that SilkRoad has (or had) actually signed-on to Hyperion Wharf.
My April 1st blog entry regarding IHOP coming was of course just a joke. But get this! Save Pleasure IslandBlog sources are telling us that indeed a restaurant is coming to Mannequins and not only will it occupy that club but also the space being vacated by Orlando Harley Davidsonand also part of the 8TRAX space! I now have doubts though that it's Silk Road that's coming because....the Silk Road in Vegas has apparently recently gone out of business! So stay tuned as we keep our eyes and mouse ears open.