After Lotus changed to Mingos and transitioned owners it became clear that the Honey concept wouldn’t be happening.

Now the new owners of Mingos have announced they plan to open Pagne Champagne Lounge (Website) in the space next to Mingos at 100 South Eola in the Sanctuary building [GMap].

The press release states that Pagne, pronounced pain, will “deliver a classy, intimate atmosphere inspired by rich fabrics, old dark libraries and 1970’s glam and speakeasy lounges. Pagne will feature a top-notch variety and selection of champagne, wine and spirits, palate-pleasing menu of light bites and appetizers and live piano entertainment nightly.”

The release indicates they hope to open in late February or early March.

We’ll keep you posted on their progress.

Here’s the complete press release:

“PAGNE Champagne Lounge” Coming Soon To Downtown Orlando

Infinity Holdings-Able Connection Debuts Its Newest Concept in Hospitality Delivering Class, Sophistication and Deliciously Unique Spirits with Central Florida’s First True Champagne Lounge

Orlando, FL (January 27, 2014) – Downtown Orlando is set to call home to Central Florida’s first true champagne lounge with the exciting addition of “PAGNE Champagne Lounge” celebrating its official grand opening late February-early March. Designed by CT Designs and Design Studio 15, Pagne (pronounced “pain”) will deliver a classy, intimate atmosphere inspired by rich fabrics, old dark libraries and 1970’s glam and speakeasy lounges. Pagne will feature a top-notch variety and selection of champagne, wine and spirits, palate-pleasing menu of light bites and appetizers and live piano entertainment nightly.

Playing off the name that is a spin-off of champagne and pain, patrons of Pagne will notice the unique theme incorporated into the venue’s sleek and sexy design, from wall-to-wall and floor to ceiling. Pagne will also house a mixology bar serving up specially mixed beverages and customer service experienced only at Pagne, plus personal lockers for guests to store their spirits and feel right at home. Pagne is even partnering with upscale brands like Versace at Mall at Millenia to offer VIP luxury transportation to the lounge for out-of-town clients.

Pagne comes under the leadership of Angel Cortes and Nick Patel, who have been developing and delivering successful concepts in nightlife and hospitality to Central Florida for over 20 years, including Terrace 390, Ghost Bar & Lounge, Trend Studios Orlando, Saddle Up Bar, Mingo’s Restaurant, Vain Nightclub, Chico’s Tequila Bar, Knight’s Pub and coming soon Crowne Plaza Lake Buena Vista, Doubletree at UCF and Renaissance Downtown. Cortes and Patel are also expanding their business internationally with the opening of numerous Bennigan’s Restaurants in India.

“Pagne is a sexy and classy destination like nothing seen in Orlando where modern design meets that 1970’s burlesque feel,” says Cortes. “It will be a place where you can sit and enjoy the piano player, engage with friends in an intimate setting and enjoy the best selection of champagne and spirits this city has to offer. We are thrilled to bring this unique concept to Orlando and hope Pagne quickly becomes everyone’s favorite new destination.”

PAGNE Champagne Lounge bubbles up soon in Downtown Orlando at 100 South Eola Drive, adjacent to Mingo’s in the Sanctuary building. Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday from 7pm-2am. For more information and the latest news on Pagne’s official grand opening, call 407.781.4398 and visit pagneorlando.com.

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  1. Maria José Kleinhans Next time we are in Orlando – they are opening a champagne bar downtown!!

  2. ‘Diculous name. Should’ve just called it Pain. This will go over swell. If they opened a vodka bar would it be called Dka? How about a craft beer bar called Raft Eer? Totes original, just shortening the word. Or should I say, totes ginal, just tening e ord?

  3. What a surprise…..a bar in downtown….oh and wine too….wow! That’s exactly what we don’t need….oh well…best wishes for them…Thornton Park and downtown is truly liquorville…..

  4. I live in Thornton Park.. and we are getting really tired of the “bar scene” here.. For the locals it creates nothing but head aches. From people selfishly blocking our drive ways to drunken noise at all hours of the night.

  5. Horrible idea. It will be closed before July 4th. Just what downtown needs, another snooty overpriced bar. Ever wonder why burtons and dexters are still around after all these years? Sonoma and Mucho are somehow surviving. Bu they are not trendy. Who decided champagne was the next martini?

  6. Our company has redone those same awnings with different restaurants 3 times in last 5 years. Just saying.

  7. The storefronts along Central seem to be struggling w/ vacancies…I wonder if the commercial space rents are too high or something