Uva Bar & Café has been completely demolished at Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort soon after demolition began.
Uva Bar & Café Demolition
The Catal restaurant and its outdoor Uva Bar & Cafe closed on April 9 in order to “make way for an exciting new addition to the Downtown Disney District!”
Since we photographed the construction site just a few days ago, Uva Bar is now completely gone. Four dumpsters hold the remains of the bar outdoor seating area.
Some of the rounded planters remain on the outer edge of the construction site.
Construction walls surround the demolition site with advertisements for the Mexican restaurant Paseo and Centrico from Michelin-starred Chef Carlos Gaytan. Construction on Paseo and Centrico will begin now that Uva Bar is demolished.
For comparison, below is a photo from the opening of Uva Bar & Cafe back in 2012 taken at a similar angle.
The demolition of Uva Bar & Café is not the only change happening in Downtown Disney District right now. New Jazz Kitchen signage has been installed, Sprinkles Cupcakes closed permanently last month, and some of the construction fencing surrounding the Monorail Station has been removed, to name a few projects.
Downtown Disney District Overhaul
The Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort is currently undergoing a transformation that includes several new shops and restaurants on the way. The new spaces set to be constructed are inspired by the mid-century space age look which was incredibly popular in California during the 1950s and 60s.
We’ve heard about plenty of these new outlets thus far, such as the award-winning Din Tai Fung, which serves Chinese food including bao, wontons, and more. Other outlets on the way include the beloved Porto’s Bakery and a new permanent home for Earl of Sandwich. Currently, the sandwich shop sits in the former home of La Brea Bakery, which will be the site of Porto’s in the near future.
All of this work on the resort’s entertainment, shopping, and dining hub is merely one portion of larger plans connected to the DisneylandForward initiative — a multi-year public planning effort alongside the City of Anaheim. Its stated purpose is to update existing development approvals to promote future expansion, development, and investment for Disney and Anaheim.
Aside from the artistic concept above, not too many details are available for the future of Disneyland yet, though plans are well into development, and a public informational meeting was held just a few weeks ago.
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