Still wondering, "What is 11?"
Well ... Exactly 11 days ago, we here at Crossfade noted that a new nightclub named E11even Miami would be taking over the old Goldrush strip club spot in downtown Miami.
At that point, the address and the January 2014 opening date were the only concrete details that we'd uncovered.
But since it's 11/11 (i.e. November 11), the club's hype team has issued its first press release, exposing a few extra inches of E11even's apparently impeccable ass.
Claiming to be "Florida's first and only 24-hour dayclub and nightclub," this party spot will, according to its PR reps, measure 25,000 square feet and cost $40 million.
Here are some other impressive specs:
-"[E11even Miami will feature] the world's best Funktion One resolution 6 sound system, lighting and LED video walls designed by the world renowned Michael Meacham's iDesign team"
-"A bevy of the hottest dancers mixed with Cirque du Soleil-style performers [flying] high above the bottle-service party pit that is equipped with a hydraulic stage"
-"Six full service bars accessible around the club and a first class wait staff catering to the every need of guests"
-"Thirty-two private VIP rooms are decked out with latest technology, including iPads, flat screens and universal phone chargers in a discreet setting perfect for private entertainment"
-"Open 24 hours, seven days a week, E11even Miami also features an intimate 4,500-square-foot dayclub that will be the definitive destination to watch sporting events"
But here's another fun fact that we noticed ...
Coincidentally (since this new 24-hour will be taking over a former nudie bar), the owner of E11even, as well as its management company, 11 USA Group, is Dennis DeGori, a man who's amassed his fortune as the proprietor of strip clubs, including Scores Chicago and Scores Las Vegas.
His partners in this Miami venture are brother and Scores Chicago alum Ken DeGori, along with fellow Las Vegas businessman Gino LoPinto (formely of Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, Hard Rock Hotel, Caesars Entertainment Corporation), as well as two other men, Derick Henry and Daniel Solomon.
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Obviously, DeGori and company's resumes make Crossfade curious whether the near-nudity in E11even's official video trailer is actually just some racy advertising strategy.
Or should we literally expect topless party girls rocking headphones in the VIP and surfing the web on a Macbook while laying facedown across our laps?
We've asked for some talk time with the owners, hoping to finally find out if E11even Miami is going to be a fancy booby joint.