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Mogul Robert Sillerman Buys Into Opium Group, Looking at Other South Beach Clubs

A media titan who made billions buying up everything from Graceland to American Idol, is poised to become the Tsar of Miami Beach nightlife.

New York businessman Robert F. X. Sillerman has made a significant investment in the Opium Group -- owners of Mansion, Set, Mokai, Cameo, and Opium at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, sources confirmed Thursday. Signs at Mokai and Set confirm the role of Sillerman's company, SFX Entertainment.

Sillerman, who in June pledged to spend $1 billion on electronic dance music (EDM), is also negotiating with Miami Management Group, which operate virtually the rest of SoBe's clubs including LIV, Story, and Arkadia.

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Zachary Fagenson became the New Times Broward-Palm Beach restaurant critic in 2012 before taking up the post for Miami in 2014. He also works as a correspondent for Reuters.
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