Big Apple Nightlife Veteran Secures Bid for Verboten

New York City nightlife staple Eddie Dean won the bid for Verboten, the dance music enclave that was seized earlier this year for non-payment of taxes.

With a price of $1.2 million for the lease of the Brooklyn based club, Dean and Director Andrew Inomata, who worked with Dean previously at Pacha NYC and RPM Presents, will open and operate the space.  The duo are expected to carefully curate a team of industry experts to relaunch the venue under a new name and vision that nonetheless stays true to its dance music ethos.

The plan is for 54 North 11th Street, Brooklyn, NY to become more than an EDM destination, but a hub for musicians and artists with not only music, but food, arts and community aspects.  “I started my nightlife career in Brooklyn so it’s only fitting that I return here now,” said Dean. “We are excited to take over the North 11th space in this prime location and fully put our nightlife expertise into action.”

Dean returns to his Brooklyn roots with this new venture. He first launched his nightlife career in 1990 with a club called Faces in Bay Ridge and two other Brooklyn hot spots, Ruby’s and Rock ’n Jocks over subsequent years. After operating nightclub Discotheque / Hush in New York City from 1998-2005, Dean opened the first North American outpost of world renowned clubbing brand Pacha in New York in 2005. The storied club closed in January 2016 after a successful 10 year run.

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