Names and owners come and go, but New York City venues are forever.
After an unforgettable decade, the famed Pacha NYC closed its doors this past January. With final shows and hundreds of fans flocking to the space, many wondered where the party was going to be now, now that Pacha was done.
Fast forward two months to news that broke that Brooklyn’s Verboten nightclub was shutting down due to nonpayment of taxes.
According to Billboard Dance,
“A notice was posted on the venue’s door which reads, βThis property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes, and is now in the possession of the state of New York. Any person who attempts to tamper or interfere with this property will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.β
So now, we come full circle as reports have stated that Eddie Dean, former owner of Pacha NYC, is now the proprietor of the space where Verboten used to be.
According to Billboard Dance, Dean paid $1.2 million for the spot and plans to reopen the venue this Fall under a new name but keep the “Brooklyn creative ethos serve as an outpost for the global dance music scene.” He will be working with his old partner, Andrew Inomata.
Source: Billboard Dance