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Bye-bye Wyndam...

Unicorp redeveloping Wyndham Resort on International Drive

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/print-edition/2011/10/14/unicorp-redeveloping-wyndham-resort.html

Unicorp National Developments Inc. plans to replace the 42-acre, 1,058-room Wyndham Orlando Resort in the area’s tourist district with a $100 million, 683,525-square-foot retail and dining complex dubbed I-Shops. Construction is slated to begin in fall 2012.

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Screamscape posted a short update on the progress of I-Drive Live in today's update.

Conflicting reports of when the construction will begin, either next month or in the next few months. Also Lance said..."Our sources tell us the latest construction timetables have the opening for the first sections of I-Drive Live between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, though the planned attractions will not be ready until at least Spring 2014."

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Screamscape posted a short update on the progress of I-Drive Live in today's update.

Conflicting reports of when the construction will begin, either next month or in the next few months. Also Lance said..."Our sources tell us the latest construction timetables have the opening for the first sections of I-Drive Live between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014, though the planned attractions will not be ready until at least Spring 2014."

Orlando is getting a lot of things in 2014, wow lol. I mean everything has a "Fall Groundbreaking" and "Spring 2014 Opening" .

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Yeah, and in the meantime we need the jobs now. Maybe we can put this in Cheetah mode and get 2014 here faster.

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http://www.slideshare.net/godog7/i-drive-live-unicorp-circle-entertainment-merlin-entertainments-orlando-florida

http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=14812

I Drive Live - International Drive Orlando Florida

Merlin Entertainments - Unicorp National Developments - Circle Entertainment Inc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferris_wheel#Orlando_Eye

http://www.screamscape.com/html/orlando.htm#OrlandoEye

http://www.thehiltonorlando.com/media/docs/Local_Attractions/IDriveLIVE_2011.pdf

http://www.merlinentertainments.biz/en/press/merlinentertainments.aspx

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2011/03/02/madame-tussauds-more-come-to-i-drive.html

http://www.unicorpusa.com/unicorp-projects/upcoming-developments

http://www.aoabuilds.com/i-drive-live/

http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/03/03/orlando-to-get-giant-eye-ferris-wheel/

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2011-03-22/business/os-i-drive-wheel-view-20110321_1_eye-view-great-wheel-corp-giant-observation-wheel

http://www.slideshare.net/godog7/i-drive-live-unicorp-circle-entertainment-merlin-entertainments-orlando-florida

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/attractions/orl-orlando-eye-pictures,0,4323610.photogallery

9/11/2012 BCC Meeting - I Drive Live project approval -goto #9 on right

http://otv.ocfl.net/otv/BCC2012/BCC091112/Default.html

Recently formed entities associated with Brett Torino Paul Kanavos Adam Raboy Chuck Whittall Robert Sillerman

CEXE - Circle Entertainment Inc. - Insider Ownership

FX Luxury, LLC

FXL, Inc.

Circle Entertainment SV-I, LLC

Circle Entertainment SV-Management, LLC

Circle Entertainment Property-Orlando, LLC

I Shops, LLC I-DRIVE LIVE, LLC BPS Parent, LLC

Harmon Corner

I SHOPS LLC

I SHOPS MEMBER LLC

I SHOPS ORLANDO, LLC

I-DRIVE LIVE, LLC

I-DRIVE LIVE PARENT LLC

IDL WHEEL TENANT, LLC

IDL MASTER TENANT, LLC

I-DRIVE WHEEL, LLC

WHEEL, LLC

BPS 2, LLC

BPS HARMON, LLC

BPS PARTNERS, LLC

BPS PARENT, INC

BPS NEVADA, LLC

BPS MEDIA GROUP, LLC

HT MERGER SUB, LLC

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So what's the highrise in the background?

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...but that's the London Eye (just in case).

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I-Drive to get Red Robin restaurant, Kings Bowl

http://www.bizjourna...restaurant.html

Kings is owned by Lyons Group. I believe this is their first endeavor into the Orlando market. If all goes well with Kings, and I see no reason why a bowling establishment wouldn't do well on I-Drive (especially at this location), it seems likely Lyons will bring some of their other concepts to Orlando.

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Not_sure_if_serious.jpg

...but that's the London Eye (just in case).

Well, I saw the American flag in the center & assumed it was a rendering.

Wonder why they put that in there. :ermm::dunno::dontknow::wacko:

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That looks like the Eye of London as it was during the Olympic Games, with an LED array photoshopped onto it. Probably for reference. "Like the Eye of London, with a circular LED array on it".

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I think the London highrise in question is called the Shell Tower.

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Kings is owned by Lyons Group. I believe this is their first endeavor into the Orlando market. If all goes well with Kings, and I see no reason why a bowling establishment wouldn't do well on I-Drive (especially at this location), it seems likely Lyons will bring some of their other concepts to Orlando.

I don't know about that, considering that you already have a bowling alley less than a 1/2 mile away... World Bowling is still open, right?

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The former Goodings plaza, where King's Bowl is, is now classified as part of I-Drive Live.  Ciao Italia looks to be moving into the space just west of King's Bowl.  I have an interview with a rep from Ciao lined up for next week.  I can't tell if they are planning to move (which would be a shocker since they've been at their current Westwood Blvd location since day one  way back in 1991) or open a second location.

 

As far as I-Drive Live proper goes the pre-fab walls are up on the two buildings flanking the Orlando Eye (the wax musuem and the aquarium buildings).  

 

Any word on the Planet Hollywood hotel rumors? 

 

I'm still very confused at why the developer kept the Goodings plaza instead of tearing it down and incorporating I-Shops and I-Drive Live into one mega project on the scale of The Grove, Disney Springs (future of Downtown Disney), or something even bigger.  That could be huge but instead we get two decent projects with a strip mall wedged between them.  I know the retention ponds are in-between the two developments but that can easily be incorporated into the design.  Look at what the outlets on the north end of I-Drive did with the ditch or what Millenia did with many of their retention ponds (the I-4 one though really could use a nice fountain in it).  

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The former Goodings plaza, where King's Bowl is, is now classified as part of I-Drive Live.  Ciao Italia looks to be moving into the space just west of King's Bowl.  I have an interview with a rep from Ciao lined up for next week.  I can't tell if they are planning to move (which would be a shocker since they've been at their current Westwood Blvd location since day one  way back in 1991) or open a second location.

 

As far as I-Drive Live proper goes the pre-fab walls are up on the two buildings flanking the Orlando Eye (the wax musuem and the aquarium buildings).  

 

Any word on the Planet Hollywood hotel rumors? 

 

I'm still very confused at why the developer kept the Goodings plaza instead of tearing it down and incorporating I-Shops and I-Drive Live into one mega project on the scale of The Grove, Disney Springs (future of Downtown Disney), or something even bigger.  That could be huge but instead we get two decent projects with a strip mall wedged between them.  I know the retention ponds are in-between the two developments but that can easily be incorporated into the design.  Look at what the outlets on the north end of I-Drive did with the ditch or what Millenia did with many of their retention ponds (the I-4 one though really could use a nice fountain in it).  

 

I haven't heard much buzz about anything going on at I-Drive Live for a while now. I passed along Universal Blvd the other day and saw some major construction. Is this the site of the development. I was never to clear on where EXACTLY it would be. 

 

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