Kaos Nightclub & Dayclub CLOSED Indefinitely

Kaos Nightclub and Dayclub is officially closing, according to a report from the Las Vegas Review Journal.

On Tuesday, Red Rock reported a net loss of $26.8 million in the third quarter, down $51.9 million from the same period last year. In a statement, they said:

“This afternoon, Red Rock Resorts, Inc. announced the closing of KAOS dayclub and nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort, effective immediately. While Palms has experienced exceptional growth across both the gaming and non-gaming segments of the business, the expense side of the business has been challenging to date, due in large part to the entertainment and fixed cost structure associated with KAOS. Therefore, we have decided to take some time to reassess the programming and use of those venues going forward. In the interim, we intend to use the venues for private meeting space and special events, in addition to everyday resort pool operations.”

The nightclub opened with major residencies from acts like Skrillex and Marshmello earlier this year. It was reported that Marshmello, Skrillex, and many of the other residents exited the nightclub in September.

Output Brooklyn Closing at the End of 2018

Output, a beacon for house and techno that helped turn a once sleepy stretch of Williamsburg, Brooklyn into an international nightlife destination, will close at the end of the year, the club’s owners announced today.

“A confluence of factors contributed to the club’s misfortune,” founders Nicolas Matar, Bo Pittman, and Shawn Schwartz announced on Facebook, without going into specifics. “Rapidly shifting social trends, unfavorable market conditions and weakening financial outlooks coincided with the simultaneous emergence of multiple existential challenges unique to the club’s circumstances.”

While acknowledging that the closing, which will occur after one last New Year’s Eve party, “may seem shocking to many,” the owners said they’ve “seen the writing on the wall for some time,” and rejected the option of “taking great risks on uncertain outcomes just to keep the club open in some diminished capacity.”

When the club opened in 2013, it flew in the face of snobby lounges that focused on bottle service, and harkened back to the big-box clubbing days of Limelight and the Palladium, complete with a tooth-rattling Funktion-One sound system. As New York put it in its Best of New York issue that year, “The point here is to dance, not just see and be seen.” Later, Grub Street declared it the absolute best club in New York.

Even as fancy hotels and their rooftop bars sprouted up around it, Output continued to draw an array of local legends like Danny Tenaglia (spinning Dec. 25) and Francois K (Dec. 26) as well as international stars like John Digweed, who will close out the venue on New Year’s Eve. In the summer, its rooftop bar drew lines down the block.

Output’s single-story building at 74 Wythe Avenue sold for $7.4 millionin 2014. At the time, the building’s seller said the club would “continue normal operations as per a long-term lease that is in place.”

Rehab Beach Club Closing this Season

After 15 years of afternoon debauchery, big name deejays, bikini-clad ladies, and fun in the sun, Rehab Beach Club calls it quits. The pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel has one last long weekend hurrah this weekend – October 14 is the final party.

Rehab got its start back in 2004 while the resort converted its Baby’s nightclub into Body English and the idea of extending the party from night to day took hold. Over the years, the perhaps most famous pool party in Las Vegas attracted reality stars such as Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, actress Lindsay Lohan, singer Justin Bieber, rapper Puff Daddy, former NBA star Dennis Rodman, and even Shaquille O’Neal, the NBA star who’s opening a chicken restaurant across the street, who brought his alter ego DJ Diesel to the decks in August. At its height, the pool party even had Rehab: Party at the Hard Rock Hotel, a reality television docudrama on TruTV, from 2008 to 2010.

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and an investment group that includes Bosworth Hospitality Partners and investment firm Juniper Capital bought out the resort on the east side of Las Vegas in April. Changes to the rock-n-roll-themed resort take place through the end of 2019, when the Virgin name takes over.

LIV Miami Closing for Renovations this Summer

One of South Beach’s most name-dropped nightclubs is closing for the summer. Why?

Because it’s hard being famous. Around every corner lurks a TMZ camera waiting to catch the stars at their worst, which explains why the plastic surgery biz is so booming even though people like Courteney Cox eventually wake up and realize how ridiculous they look and stop the insanity. And while mangling your face to look like a melted Barbie isn’t so hot, a refresher after 10 seasons isn’t such a bad idea. And that is why LIV, the celebrity of clubland, the celebrity magnet, is closing for the summer break equivalent of a boob job and butt lift.

OK, so the famous nightclub is really just getting a major makeover. And with 10 seasons in the business and many more to come, it’s time, says owner Dave Grutman.

“Even though LIV has no competition in the market, we care so much about the guest experience, we think it’s important to do this renovation and stay at the top of our game,” Grutman said. “Remember, we are not just a nightclub, we are the club that the world looks at as the standard.”

The last weekend at LIV is going to be July 4th weekend, with Kaskade on 7/1 and Kevin Hart on 7/2. When will Liv Miami reopen? Liv will debut its new look sometime after Labor Day in September.

The makeover will include new floors, bars and LED wall installations with a $10 million sticker price, according to the Miami New Times. Grutman has also commissioned a New York City design firm to create a huge remote-controlled light fixture, the New Times reports.

Ruby Skye & Slide to Close in 2017

The sun will soon set on Ruby Skye, polarizing dance club in a historic Union Square building and theater space on Mason Street, according to Hoodlin

Its downstairs accompaniment Slide—a speakeasy style bar that, true to its name, is accessible via a giant slide—is on the way out too, both set to close by the end of the year.

But no sooner will the establishment be gone than a local entrepreneur will swoop in and begin developing a new music hall and bowling alley in the two spaces, which will reportedly merge into one:

“We heard rumblings that the Ruby Skye/Slide space was available, and at first it sounded daunting,” [Nate] Valentine said. “But it’s really an incredible opportunity to be in a great part of San Francisco.”
The Mason Street building dates to 1890, built as the headquarters of the Native Sons of the Golden West fraternal order, which still operates out of the number 300 suite there.

Originally the Ruby Skye spot was an auditorium and concert hall for the Native Sons. During World War II it became a music hall for sailors and soldiers called the Stage Door Canteen, our own West Coast version of the famed New York venue.

The Stage Door name stuck, and after the war it became a movie house, the Stage Door Theater, opening with Laurence Olivier’s Henry V in 1946. It was there that Alfred Hitchcock debuted Vertigo in 1958, enamoring the building to San Francisco film buffs for all time.

The locale changed up its game once again after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake maimed ACT’s longtime theater on Geary Street, leading them to stage plays at the Stage Door while repairing their original venue.

Now it will say goodbye to continuous EDM concerts and return to its music hall roots and something slightly more akin to what 40’s sailors crowded the joint for before shipping out, a mix of “50 percent EDM/DJ nights, 45 percent rock bands and other live music, and a handful of comedy shows,” Valentine told Hoodline.

Sutra Nightclub Closing this Weekend

Sutra nightclub in Costa Mesa is closing this weekend for good, after a 13-year run at the Triangle, the restaurant and entertainment complex in Costa Mesa.

But without missing a beat, or a weekend, the Newport Beach management company for Sutra, Identity Management, plans to open a new club Thursday in the Triangle complex – in the space once occupied by Niketown. That space, under the high-visibility corner spot topped by a dome bearing the complex’s name, has sat empty since 2005.

Sutra has had a long list of well-known DJs and rap artists perform at the venue over the years, including Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Nelly, Paul Oakenfold and LMFAO.

Steven Wright, marketing director for Identity Management, confirmed Friday what Sutra had posted on its Facebook over the past week. The venue is in the midst of a three-day lineup of farewell shows: Dutch DJ duo Basejackers were at Sutra on Thursday, DJ Steven Wright was to perform Friday night, and Saturday would be the last event at Sutra, with Dutch DJ Sander Van Doorn.

Wright said the new venue, called Time Nightclub, will be bigger, roomier and more flexible.

“We’re closing Sutra. We’re opening a totally new concept,” Wright said. “We wanted to move into a larger space. It’s a nightclub built as a nightclub.”

The space now occupied by Sutra was once a restaurant, which means a lot of unusable space, such as the footprint of the former kitchen (Sutra doesn’t serve food), Wright said. Time Nightclub will have more floorspace, a larger dance floor and a full stage. The venue opens Thursday with a planned show by German-American DJ Markus Schulz.

“It was almost like the perfect space for it,” Wright said of the former Niketown footprint. “(It’s) almost like a cathedral space.”

With the full stage setup and a removeable DJ booth, Time Nightclub will continue in the electronic music vein of Sutra, but also move toward live music, possibly including Top 40 acts, hip-hop and country, Wright said.

“We really have a diverse venue now (at Time Nightclub) where we can produce even country shows,” he said. “(It will be) something similar to the Observatory, but with a more VIP feel.”

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