Breaking News: The Groove & Red Coconut Club Are Not Reopening!

Breaking News: Several separate sources have informed Orlando Entertainment News that allegedly Universal CityWalk will not be reopening The Groove and Red Coconut Club. Both clubs closed early last year with the outbreak of Covid19. RCC had reopened earlier this year with no band and no dancing; yet it was dark again when we visited this past Friday night. The Groove had never reopened and we were wondering what was going on since clubs everywhere in town reopened long ago. But sources say they’re not coming back and allegedly the stage in The Groove has already been split-apart with subs removed and lighting removed from the venue.
Back in 2014 the rumor-aggregator website Screamscape published a rumor that The Groove would be closing to use the space “for other projects”. That never happened and indeed new lighting, sound and lasers were installed in the club. But now it appears CityWalk may be moving in a new direction amid separate rumors of them opening a shopping/club district over at their new Epic Universe theme park location off International Drive. Current rumors mention nothing about Bob Marley’s, Pat O’Brien’s or Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville but keep in mind that although there are certainly club aspects to each of them, they are also primarily restaurants. We’ll keep you updated on this sad news.