Orlando Business Journal is reporting that former clubs Mannequins Dance Palace and 8TRAX are going to be combined into one facility which will become a restaurant! They refer to the permit filed with Orange County which we located and posted above. The restaurant will be operated by Patina Restaurant Group of Los Angeles, the company that operates Tutto Italia and Via Napoli, both at EPCOT - Italy. The Company's website lists all the concepts they currently have and those include the expected Italian concepts but also steak restaurants. You'll recall the Blog previously reported a rumor that an upscale steak house was going into Mannequins. No indication yet what this will be but we see it will operate on 2 floors. That alone supports that the hill on Pleasure Island will remain. Big thanks to Blog reader MDPfan89 for sending us the link to this story!
It's finally over.