Party's over, folks.
Louis Bar-Lounge's reign at the Perry South Beach ends for good tomorrow. According to Vanessa Menkes, senior vice president of communications for Opium Group, Louis's closing is due to construction and redevelopment happening at the Perry.
"The hotel is being remodeled and Louis is in an area that will become the new lobby," Menkes says, adding that the Perry bought out Louis's lease in order to make room for the expansion.
We are currently trying to reach the Perry for comment.
We have to admit the closure isn't entirely surprising. Over the last few months, Louis wasn't exactly perched high atop the Miami Beach nightlife throne. The club hasn't been booking bigger acts on the regular like it used to. And even during Winter Music Conference, it hosted only a handful of parties.
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That's not to say we won't miss it. Yes, it was on South Beach, but Louis was the perfect size for the Opium Group to book up-and-coming DJs and acts like Boys Noize and Kid Sister circa 2009.
You can say a final goodbye to the King tomorrow at Louis's closing party featuring DJs Irie, Damaged Goods, Konflikt, Frank Flux, and Damion Yancy. And with open bar all night, it will be easy to drown out your sorrows.
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