Valentine's Day weekend served as a goodbye party for friends and staff at The Vintage Ultra Lounge in downtown St. Pete. After five years of dancing, drinks and live bands, the local bar announced they were closing their doors at 16 2nd St. N.
On Feb. 15, the Vintage made the announcement on its Facebook page :
"We regret to inform you that the rumors you may have heard about Vintage being evicted from our current location are true."
Less than a week later, on Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Jannus Live Complex announced the return of Club Detroit in its place.
Club Detroit served as a venue for up-and-coming local and national acts in the 80s and 90s in downtown St. Pete, according to the news release.
Now, the namesake will return to its original location at 16 2nd St. N. and will begin remodeling in early March and officially open its doors in April.
According to Jannus Live Complex spokesperson Brian Bailey, "the 600-person Club Detroit will return to its roots as a intimate venue for those acts we’ll someday refer to as having 'seen them before they were famous.' Downtown will welcome the true up-and-comers of the industry and, a year or two later, Jannus Live will welcome them back when they’ve hit it big."
Club Detroit will feature comedy, local and regional acts and a Thursday “cage night” where bands can compete to have their music videos made by Jannus Live TV, according to a news release.
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