Like a phoenix rising from the gay ashes, Fire Island Pines’ Pavilion is reemerging from the devastating 2011 fire that destroyed the legendary nightclub. Owners now say the Pavilion will be reborn in time for the Pines’ 60th anniversary season in May.
The new two-story showplace will be a stark improvement from the previous building, both aesthetically and functionally. The famous—and infamous—Pavilion Nightclub and High Tea Deck terrace will occupy the second floor, while the gym, retail spaces, and the new Welcome Bar, will be on the first floor.
Significant progress has been made throughout the winter, with framing of the second floor nearing completion.
Above, check out a cool time-lapse video of the building’s reconstruction.