PI Update: Curl Leaving Island, Food Network Coming?
One of our Island sources is telling the Blog that the Curl by Sammy Duval store on Pleasure Island will be closing soon when their lease expires. The store is located beside the former 8TRAX dance club and had opened shortly before Downtown Disney management pulled the plug on all the clubs. The source did not know if they were closing for good or simply relocating to elsewhere in DTD. I don't know either but given the company's relationship with Disney (they have the watersports franchise for Bay Lake and Seven Seas Lagoon), it would seem more likely that they're simply moving. And given that competitor CityWalk has a popular surfing-themed store with Quiet Flight, I think one would want to retain such a concept.
What would go in to the vacated spot? The same source reports that execs from television's Food Network were recently scouting out 8TRAX for a possible Food Network concept restaurant. As these adjoining spaces are technically in the same building, perhaps there is a relationship.