Updated 1 years ago
Redefining Club Space
Miami’s popular nightclub broadens its reach.
In a small area around 11th Street in downtown Miami’s entertainment district, the city allows 24-hour liquor licenses, and the 24-hour Club Space has built its reputation in part on long parties and performances. On a typical weekend, some 3,000 people patronize the nightclub. There aren’t a lot of places where you can “experience the sunrise during a party,” says Coloma Kaboomsky, co-owner of the club.
When Club Space opened in 2000, the surrounding area was desolate. There were no residents in the area, and it was largely closed on weekends. Not any more. Club Space shares its block with two other popular clubs, E11even and Heart, as well as a restaurant and all-day coffee shop.
Kaboomsky and his partners, Davide Danese and David Sinopoli, were already well-known underground music promoters when they bought the club in late 2016, from its second owners. Club Space was not doing well. The trio added live acts to what had primarily been a DJ-only venue.
The new owners also focused on improving what Kaboomsky calls the “hospitality” of the club, including training its 150 employees, lowering prices for water and ATM fees and creating a robust non-alcoholic drink menu. In addition, Club Space hosts about 100 people at free weekly yoga classes on its open-air terrace.
Kaboomsky’s vision for Club Space: “It’s definitely not just a club or a venue. It’s a center for culture.”
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