Pineapple Groove Renamed Hangar 88, Returning With 88's Dueling Pianos

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Delray Beach's Pineapple Groove finally decided on a new identity. The local musical venue closed its doors back in October and is now redefining itself as Hangar 88 under the ownership of Jim Layson's 88's Entertainment.

The club is calling itself "the most unique venue in Delray Beach." According to Facebook, Hangar, or Hanger as it's also being referred to, 88's Dueling Pianos are leaving the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and relocating to the Delray Beach spot, bringing their "Dueling Piano Show" with them.

Pineapple Groove was open for under a year and featured a Best of Homegrown Concert Series pushing local acts. The energy may remain -- "No bad vibes allowed" -- but it seems the sounds will change a bit. Along with the dueling pianos, apparently, there will also be karaoke, DJs, dance music, and national acts. The new manager is Philip Simonetta, down from Philly, serving what Hangar 88 described as Lebanese and Italian tapas.

The venue is currently hiring bartenders with a minimum of two years' experience. Hangar 88 will be accepting résumés from 5 to 10 p.m. before tomorrow, so start working on that résumé ASAP. 

When you're in the mood for some serious piano-key action, Hangar 88 is located at 19 NE Third Ave., Delray Beach. 

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