Pieces of Eight is now open!
The shop is now completely re-themed with a new "Captain Quarters" theme and its really really nice!
I took a load of pictures but later in the evening I was going through the pictures and accidentally hit the "Delete All" option and away the pictures went. I stopped the process in time to save one picture and if its worth posting when I see it on my computer when I get home, I'll post it... But I wouldn't count on it.
Sorry about the technical difficulties, but I don't think the pictures would have done the store justice anyway.
Be sure you check out the themeing of the cashier area. The whole counter is themed quite nicely as an old piano. Really nicely done.
The first side entrance to the store that you could enter through as you were exiting Pirates is now completely sealed shut and there's now a window in its place, and it creates a new little area for more merchandise floorspace.
There is only one disappointment with the newly redesined store: Fortune Red is no longer there. And it doesn't seem like he'll be returning - there's simply no space for him unless they take out some of the new shelves.
Also, the walkway between Pieces of Eight and Le Bat En Rouge now sports a more permanent merchandise set-up and cashier area. Colorful banners and Jolly Roger flags shade the courtyard.
I really wish I had all of the pictures for you guys, but unfortunately they were lost.
I might be going back soon so I'll snap some photos then.
Also, as a side note - Cafe Orleans which has been rumored to open today is still surrounded by construction walls. I did see a CM (I'm thinking he was a chef) walk in through a side door, so I'm guessing they're getting ready to open soon.