Around the Scene: Oct. 28, 2010
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The owners of San Francisco’s Club Suede, the Fisherman’s Wharf nightclub where a patron was fatally shot earlier this year, agreed to never reopen as an entertainment spot, and will pay the city $20,000 as part of a settlement.
After performances from 10 of the nation’s top DJs at Denver’s BETA Nightclub, Orlando’s DJ M-Squared was crowned the United States Red Bull Thre3style National Champion. Next, M-Squared will represent the U.S. at the international competition in Paris, against DJs from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Japan and Canada.
Las Vegas operator N9NE Group and three associated entities filed a lawsuit against Palms Casino Resort regarding N9NE Group principal Michael Morton’s soon-to-open venture at Wynn Las Vegas, La Cave. The suit charges that the Palms breached their operating agreement when Palms President Paul Pusateri demanded the firing of Andy Belmonti as president of N-M Ventures and N-M Ventures II, which created the Palms’ venues. To read more on this from the Las Vegas Sun, click here.
Surrender Nightclub is readying for winter in Las Vegas with the addition of more than 150 space heaters outdoors and a custom-designed pool cover, which will add 5,000 square feet of dance space for patrons. The space heaters will work in conjunction with the venue’s self-contained and heated components, including the bungalows’ and cabanas’ individual heating systems. Additionally, the SWITCH patio converts into a VIP lounge with plush, oversize furniture, and Surrender-branded blankets are available for guests.
Beamers nightclub in Dallas is revamping its operations based on customer feedback. The dress code is tightened, and includes the refusal of flip-flops for both sexes and a “professional” dress code for men. Additionally, management upgraded the club’s food offerings, revamped its music (including turning down the volume until 8 p.m.) and defined its nightly promotions to fit the targeted demographic.