Race (Pile of) Rock

Written By Scott Joseph On October 19, 2010



And down she came. The behemoth Race Rock restaurant with its round roof painted in black-and-white checkered flag motif, has been reduced to a pile of rubble. The building on International Drive was demolished to make way for a Dave & Buster’s restaurant, arcade and bar. The building has sat empty for years, a hard-to-miss eyesore on the landscape. It began its life as Caruso’s Palace, an ornately decorated Italian restaurant with a massive dining room beneath a rotunda. Caruso’s Palace was built by Robert Earl in pre-Planet Hollywood days. No word on when Dave & Buster’s will be finished; let’s wait until the dust settles to see how long it takes for construction to start.

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