Orlando's Parliament House Building to be Demolished

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Friday November 6, 2020

The building that housed popular Orlando gay resort and nightclub the Parliament House, which recently shuttered after 45 years, is scheduled for demolition, reports local news site Click Orlando.com.

The building had been sold last March, Click Orlando.com said, with the new owners acquiring the property for just over $300,000. The property itself is valued at $2.6 million.

The Parliament House closed Nov. 2 after failing to secure a funding deal for renovations. The business owners announced the closure at the end of last month, as EDGE reported at the time.

But the club's owners also vowed to return. "Although we are sad for the loss, we are even more excited for our future!" a message at the Parliament house Facebook page said. "Once you hear what we have planned, we think you'll be just as excited."

The Parliament House Facebook page says the business is "temporarily closed," and a photo promises, "See you soon."

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.