Monday, April 6, 2015

I-Drive Update

Time for an update from International Drive.  Just south of it's intersection with Sand Lake Road, progess on Mango's Tropical Cafe continues slowly.  The sign has been updated to say they're opening this summer but I remain a skeptic.
They did recently hold a job fair which included a request for "open format" DJ's.  I guess summer doesn't end until mid-September so maybe they can pull it off.
Dropped by B.B. Kings at Pointe Orlando, a nightlife venue that continues to hold its own!
B.B. Kings All-Star Band continues to draw crowds at night.
Spotted: DJ Pedro Vazquez tending bar on a recent afternoon.
A few dozen feet away is the former Lulu's Bait Shack which has been idle for more than five years.
The company that owns B.B. Kings are turning this into Lafayette Music Hall, a live band venue.
Also at Pointe Orlando, work continues on a new Blue Martini to replace the one that recently closed at the Mall at Millenia. Unfortunately their staff was furlowed during the gap. This will be a huge draw.
Lastly, Backstage Lounge in the Rosen Plaza Hotel was completely rebuilt and has reopened as Club 39.  They are going after both the local and convention crowd.  The Blog will be checking it out this coming Saturday night.  As you can see, International Drive is not standing still.  We reported on several other I-Drive venues last October and you can see that story here.

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