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Matthew Bongiovi to Open 84 Park in Stamford, CT

May 27, 2009


Matthew Bongiovi, in partnership with Post Road Entertainment, have formed Park Place LLC, and announced today they will launch 84 PARK a new chic ultra lounge/boutique nightclub (84 W Park Pl. # 1B) in Stamford, Connecticut in mid-June 2009. The location of the new club will be on the site of what used to be The Thirsty Turtle.

According to Bongiovi, “84 PARK will have an upscale flair with a New York/South Beach feel. The club will showcase a comfortable design with a color palate of whites, blacks and grays, highlighted with dramatic L.E.D. lighting." 84 PARK will be open Wednesdays through Sundays, (hours TBD).  There will be  dancing and the music will be DJ driven by some of the most talented DJ’s in the Northeast, showcasing a variety of House, Hip Hop, Rock and Mash Up’s…something for everyone.  The dress code is 'Dress to Impress,' (casual neat). The elegant atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy fine wines and liquors, and specialty martinis.  "There will be bottle service for our clientele and we will be open for private parties, corporate functions and fundraisers. We are creating a comfortable atmosphere where everyone is treated as a celebrity.”
Matt Bongiovi and Post Road Entertainment have built upon their success by assembling a diverse management team featuring the best in their respective fields. Through their vast experience and leadership, these industry veterans continue to dominate the Tri-State area with their award winning venues. 

New Jersey Native son, Bongiovi is no stranger to the world of entertainment.  Matthew’s brother Jon Bon Jovi is the world famous frontman of his eponymous rock-n-roll superband.  Raised in Holmdel, NJ, Matt Bongiovi began his career by going on the road with his brother as a production assistant for the band’s 1993 world tour. In 1995, he became logistics coordinator for the group, working out of the Bon Jovi management office in Red Bank, NJ.  It was in that role that Bongiovi became the band’s tour manager for their year-long 50 country world tour. Bongiovi gained valuable experience that gave him a shrewd business sense.

Bongiovi moved to Los Angeles in 1999, working first as comedian Pauly Shore’s tour manager, and later as general manager of the famed laugh emporium, The Comedy Store.  In 2000 Bongiovi was named talent buyer for the House of Blues Concerts.  In this capacity, Bongiovi booked performances for such superstars as Ricky Martin, Celene Dion, Jimmy Buffett and others, and was responsible for mounting shows at venues such as The Hollywood Bowl and The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Bongiovi then became a talent buyer for Clear Channel Entertainment in 2001, responsible for booking shows for such megastars as the Goo Goo Dolls, Enrique Eglesias, Willie Nelson, Aerosmith and other internationally renowned acts. However, throughout all these years working in live entertainment, having served as tour manager on four world tours for Bon Jovi, Matthew Bongiovi always wanted to hone his entrepreneurial skills and that’s when he opened his first nightclub.

In October 2003, Bongiovi and business partner Vincenzo Rizzo opened Elements, the Lounge in Sea Bright, NJ.  Over the years, Elements has received countless awards from numerous prestigious publications including Nightclub & Bar magazine where they received The Concept of the Year award. Elements has recently morphed into one of the more swank steakhouses this side of the Hudson. Now officially called Elements Steakhouse & Lounge. The steak house was the critics pick as “Best Steak House on the Jersey Shore,” and most recently the night life at Elements was picked as a “Jersey Shore Hot Spot,” by the NY Times and named by AOL City Search as “Best Singles Scene” in New Jersey.

“We are very excited about bringing this concept to Stamford. We are making a commitment to provide guests with cutting edge establishments on the forefront of style and trends. 84 Park is sure to set a new standard in Stamford offering something for everyone. Whether you are the young professional, 21 and over, looking for a place to unwind after work or the trend-setter, 84 PARK, in Stamford, CT will be “The Place” to be seen.” said Bongiovi."


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