We told you HERE that longtime Wall Street bar czar Joel Springman had sold off the southernmost properties of his downtown entertainment complex to the owners of Gilt Nightclub and we have just spoken with one of the operators of the popular nightclub who shared what he and his team are cooking up for the largest collection of nightclub venues in downtown Orlando.
Springman sold off four of his properties, including Sideshow, Wall Street Cantina, WaiTiki, and Monkey Bar. One of the largest venues, Sideshow (Facebook), will be shutting down as early as this weekend to allow for renovation work to commence inside. Co-owner Bosko Lazic told Bungalower that his team will be transforming the circus-themed eatery into a “high-energy bar” with foodservice over the next two months.
“We’re aiming for something a bit more sophisticated than what’s there right now. We’re currently sitting down with the chef, who was the previous chef at Sideshow as well, on what to keep and what to change, and about the changes we have that are coming.”– BOSKO LAZIC
Wall Street Cantina and WaiTiki will both be converted into something more alike to a beer garden set up with better layout designs/relationships to Wall Street and the outdoor patios with a more relaxed design and feel. Monkey Bar will become a more high-energy concept with an “upscale sophisticated vibe” according to Lazic.
The work on the Cantina, WaitTiki, and Monkey Bar is expected to take the next six months to complete.
“Wall Street is a great canvas for performances and large-scale events and we’ll definitely be leveraging our Gilt relationships as we move forward, but they won’t be clubs. We want more of a bar feel. We like Joel’s vision for Wall Street over the past few years and his success speaks for itself.”– BOSKO LAZIC
All of the venues will change names over the next few months as details become more finalized with their architects, marketing team, and the City of Orlando. We’ll share more information on these venues in the coming months.