Monday, March 5, 2012
PI Update: Will Hyperion Wharf Replacement Be Announced This Week?
We're informally calling this Plan C. Plan A was the initial announcement which stated the comedy and dance clubs were being closed to be replaced with bold and new concepts....which never materialized. Plan B was the Hyperion Wharf announcement which led to the demolition of Motion, Rock'n'Roll Beach Club and the Number 1 Bridge from Marketplace. Everything was then put on hold, apparently because folks at the Boardwalk felt the concept was way too close to the Boardwalk's existing theme.
But don't get your hopes up. From what we hear, Plan C is the same as Plan B with the only change being a new theme. The third-party operators will all be the same but instead of a "turn of the century amusement pier" theme, we'll get, for example only, an "old time New Orleans/Mardi Gras" theme instead. Supposedly the outdoor waterfront amphitheater will still be there along with the interactive pillars. Schussler Creative's Mahogany Bay Classic Old Boats and Great Food Restaurant should be there as well. Hopefully the long-promised announcement will be include more than just the new name and theme. We'd all like to see what actually makes up bold and new!