Around the Scene: Sept. 16, 2010
After a fatal shooting in the club’s parking lot, management at Pearl nightclub in Tucson, Ariz., is introducing new security measures beyond just ID checking. Employees will record the patrons' license plates, and upon entering, guests who don't meet the club's dress code will be asked to undergo a background check (done online through the Arizona Judicial Branch's website). If the result doesn't register a recent felony charge, they will be given VIP cards granting them free admission that night and VIP line access on subsequent nights, according to the Arizona Daily Star. Whether patrons will view this as an extra necessary measure to prevent violence or as a violation of their privacy is yet to be seen.
Another shakeup at Wynn Las Vegas came last week when it was announced Bob Mancari, managing partner of Encore Beach Club and Surrender nightclub, was no longer with the company. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Mancari was a “driven, fiery personality” who was “known for his connections and occasional run-ins.” No word on why the split occurred…
DJ Roonie G signed an endorsement deal with Chauvet lighting. In addition to his endorsement, he’s also agreed to install Chauvet fixtures inside his Mix Ultra Lounge club, which opened in Columbus, Ga., in July.