Tuesday, November 26, 2013

CW Update: CityWalk Update

It's not just Downtown Disney that is going through construction. It's been awhile since we updated you on changes at Universal CityWalk where lots of things are happening too.  Pastamore' has been renovated and has a new sign and a new entrance beneath Starbucks.
Those renovations have allowed a new venue to open, Red Oven Pizza Bakery. They feature fresh pizza made while you wait with the toppings exactly as you want them.  There is both indoor and outdoor seating.  Looks great!
Over at CityWalk's "lily pad" area outside The Groove, construction walls surround activity there although I'm not sure what they're doing!
This is what the former Latin Quarter building looks like today.  Extensive renovations are turning it into Don Quixote's, a Mexican-themed restaurant.
More construction is taking place near the CityWalk entrance adjacent the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant. The Endangered Species clothing store is now closed and joins the space of the long-ago closed Universal credit card office.  This will be the future home of......we don't know.
Tis' the season!  Multiple faux snow machines dot the CityWalk landscape and rain down soapy "flakes" of the white stuff to remind you why you live here and not up north!  For those of you up north, at least this stuff is dry!!  Come on out to CityWalk and check it all out!


Anonymous said...

Starbucks is moving to the old Endangered Species Store. Also the "lily pad" is being used as a staging area for the construction of the massive Don Quixote facade.

KingBob said...

That will certainly give Starbucks a lot greater exposure since it's currently very much out of the way.

Thank you for that update!

Anonymous said...

Comcast is behind the City Walk renovations.


Anonymous said...

Because parking during the day costs a lot of money, stores in Citywalk are at a huge disadvantage compared to those in DTD.

Brian said...

"Over at CityWalk's "lily pad" area outside The Groove, construction walls surround activity there although I'm not sure what they're doing!"
they know what they are doing and that is MAKING money on their clubs and make even more by adding more things to do!

Anonymous said...

Read that article; things are looking up! at Universal Orlando =)

KingBob said...

Yes, lots of good things happening out at Universal including at CityWalk!