News on Hospitality House Retheme at SWOSea World Orlando: Not so fast with the new eatery.
From tilikum shamuOfficials with BEC have determined that the cost of retheming the Hospitality House would be too expensive for the short term. They've decided to keep the Hospitality Deli and gift store open and keep the draft bar open. Instead of giving away beer, they'll be charging $1.99 for the 12-oz portion. Seems the cost of removing the brewery tanks and such was too expensive (removal required taking front glass windows out — estimates started at $50,000).
Posted January 31, 2009 at 11:32 AM
They also have nearly 250,000 of the plastic AB cups on hand that have already been paid for. A high-level worker for the company also said that it would retain the feel and not change things up for people in the short term.
No word yet if a similar decision has been made at SWT or SWC. Also, no word yet on the Clysdedales.
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From David GrahamAny idea on the brew club? Even if, hate to say this, paid extra for it, but offered more in the back if they did. Education on beer will increase sells, or I have expanded outside of my bud light/bud world and now drink many of the other ones.
Posted January 31, 2009 at 8:59 PM
From Jason SchuckLOL, $1.99 makes it cheaper than Pepsi!
Posted February 2, 2009 at 8:39 AM
Does sound like they are trying to run through thier stock of beer/cups, then leave the white elephant building for Blackstone or whoever buys it to deal with.
Or they could go the Disney route and leave it empty except for private events.
From Anthony MurphyAnybody see the large amount of commecials for Budweiser during the Superbowl yesterday! I think getting rid of this all is pretty bad.
Posted February 2, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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