Tuesday, August 11, 2015

PI Update: We've Come A Long Way Baby!

Hopping in the WayBack machine to beautiful Pleasure Island two years ago; August 2013. Comedy Warehouse had just been demolished and debris was still being removed.  Laffer's Cantina was on the wrong side of the wall and would meet its doom shortly as well.
Lots to see in this exclusive SkyCam view.  At the bottom left, PI Live Bar still stood adjacent the Changing Attitudes / Apricot Lane store.  Next came 8TRAX followed by the Superstar Studios / Curl by Sammy Duval shop.  The zig-zag of the Lombard Promenade came next.  Sadly, there was no Art of Shaving store yet so it was more difficult to get a close shave on Disney property. This is thankfully no longer a problem.
Seed & Mulch; Clubs Motion and Rock'n'Roll Beach Club were long gone and this parcel which would go on to house The Boathouse, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar & the outdoor amphitheater were idle.
The Pleasure Island bypass causeway had just begun construction.
At ground level, one of the many configurations of the construction walls passing 8TRAX and Paradiso 37.
Fuego by Sosa Cigars was still operational at the Hub two years ago.
Just off the Island, the future Food Truck Park aka Exposition Park was a rare green space.  We've come a long way baby!

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