Thursday, August 4, 2011
Breaking News: New Construction Permits Filed for PI Clubs
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Breaking news from beautiful Pleasure Island this evening! Disney has filed new construction permits (Notices of Commencement) with Orange County to rehabilitate the Mannequins, Adventurers Club, BET Soundstage and Comedy Warehouse buildings. Absolutely no details provided except each Notice describes the improvements as, "Provide labor, materials and/or equipment for construction".
You'll recall on April 28th in a Save Pleasure Island Blog exclusive that we reported that further demolitions of clubs on the Island had been stopped and that the club buildings would be remodeled to be reopened by third parties as clubs. Since then we have seen confirmation that the Hyperion Wharf development has been put on indefinite hold if not outright canceled and now we see these permits filed. Both actions support the accuracy of the rumor, which you can read in more detail here:
Only club missing is 8TRAX and that might be because it's considered to be part of the Mannequins building. On the other hand BET and AC are one building and they have separate Notices. We'll see! Big thanks to reader Jason71 for alerting the Blog about the permits posted on EPCOT Explorers Encyclopedia!