The world-renowned institution that was Parliament House Resort  (Facebook Websiteclosed its doors in November 2020, leaving a giant, yet fabulous, hole in the local LGBTQ+ community.

Parliament House owner, Don Granatstein, told his staff and the media at the time that he had plans to find a new home for the local institution with rumors circulating in the months to follow that they were considering the historic train station at Church Street, the shuttered Ceviche, and even some of the spaces at Wall St. Plaza.

The wait is over though, with Granatstein finally confirming that Parliament House will be reopening in the former home of the CityArts Factory at 29 S. Orange Avenue [GMap], at the corner of Pine Street and Orange Avenue.

The 18,000 SF building, which is currently only occupied by SAK Comedy Lab on the second floor, recently sold to new owners who are operating under the name “Positively Pine Street LP” for an estimated $5 million.

Jack Witthaus of Orlando Business Journal reported earlier in the day that a demolition permit had already been applied for to clear out the interior of the building.

Parliament House recently responded to followers on Facebook saying there will be a sit-down theater on-site but whether or not that will be separate or in cooperation with SAK Comedy Lab is yet to be shared. A Parliament House spokesperson has said to stay tuned for future news by following their social pages on Instagram and Facebook.

A timeline for the new venue to open has not been released at this time.

Brendan O'Connor

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  1. I doubt it’s going to be opening with Covid cases going up. And a sit down theater that sounds boring as hell