by Kedra Brenari
(Great Pillars Station) With no apparent warning the Cabana Room, a destination for pilots of all factions for many years, was dismantled and salvaged by the Imperial Corps of Engineers (ICE). An unnamed ICE officer said, “A C&D (condemnation and demolition) Notice was posted for this dump weeks ago. I don’t know what the big deal is.”
The Cabana Room has been closed for two years, and while there had been sporadic rumours of it being rehabilitated and re-opened, none ever came to fruition.
“It’s a really sad day,” said former Cabana Room bartender Harv Cervisia, who now heads the Octavian Department of Food and Beverage Safety. “After the beer got contaminated by that weird mold and made people hallucinate most of the pilots stopped coming. The only customers we saw belonged to some cult group that called themselves Timlearyans — and they were sucky tippers.”
The Cabana Room was made famous by WileE, one of the early Jumpgate Pirate Radio DJs who did his Crazy Coyote broadcasts live from the bar, regularly drawing huge crowds of pilots to the Great Pillars night spot. After WileE left JPR and the live broadcasts from the Cabana Room stopped, it because known as a bit of a tourist trap with over-priced Oct Lite and tacky souvenirs – though the WileE bobble-head is now considered to be very collectible.