Parliament House Announces Disney World Gay Days Concert Lineup

Author: , March 22nd, 2015

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Parliament House’s 2015 Gay Days concert lineup features Color Me Badd, Brandy and Salt-N-Pepa.

Color Me Badd, Parliament House’s first all-male Gay Days band, will take the stage of Friday, June 5.

Brandy will take the stage on Saturday, June 6.

Wrapping up the weekend entertainment is Salt-N-Pepa on Sunday, June 7.

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Orlando’s Parliament House Declares Bankruptcy

Author: , August 4th, 2014

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Orlando’s legendary/infamous Parliament House, where I made my first tentative steps into a gay bar on April 18th, 1976*, has declared bankruptcy. Via the Orlando Sentinel:

Parliament House, a gay resort and entertainment complex, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday citing $15.5 million in debt. The 4.5-acre complex defaulted on loans during the recession in 2009 and has been locked into a foreclosure and refinancing battle since then, said bankruptcy attorney Scott Shuker. “It’s clearly the intent of Parliament House to continue operating and restructure its debts, but we just couldn’t reach agreement with two secured lenders,” Shuker said.

The resort is approaching its 40th anniversary. Businessman Donald Granatstein and Susan Unger, both of Toronto, have owned Parliament House for 15 years. Shuker said the business suffered cashflow problems in 2009. Both lenders that held mortgages also went under during the recession. The complex is about 1.5 miles west of downtown Orlando along Orange Blossom Trail.

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Orlando’s Parliament House to Undergo Major Renovations

Author: , February 17th, 2011

Parliament HouseUndeterred by recent foreclosure proceedings, owners of Orlando’s landmark gay-entertainment club are forging ahead with a million-dollar renovation and the launch of a three-story, lakefront time share.

In a tangled financial web best described by a Houston lawyer as a “complicated situation,” the Parliament House’s foreclosure and its debt with Compass Bank of Alabama is expected to be resolved within the next two weeks. Owner Don Granatstein this week said: “Overall, we come out way better off.”

Compass Bank and Houston-based Southwest Guaranty Ltd. initiated foreclosure actions against the property on North Orange Blossom Trail last July over a $7.5 million mortgage that had matured at the end of 2009. Southwest faced its own financial problems with a bankruptcy filing, which was dismissed several months ago, said Ed Rothberg, an attorney for Southwest.

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