After two weeks of construction delays blamed on "red tape" from city officials, Club Dada co-owner Josh Florence passes along word today that the club finally has all of the permits it needs to move ahead with construction.
"We got 'em," Florence says with a serious sense of relief evident in his tone. "They're in the window. They can't take them away. I'm stoked -- the dust will start flying tomorrow morning."
The "dust" he refers to is the final leg of construction on the main room, the side room and the patio. Already, construction was underway on the main room, where the venue's long-standing and memorable middle bar has already been removed.
The plan, Florence says, is to "crank out what we need to get done," and "open as soon as possible," likely at some point in December, for which the venue has already booked a few tentative dates.
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But when will the doors be open for sure?
"There's no doubt in my mind that we will be open by New Year's Eve," Florence says.
Earlier this week, the venue announced its New Year's Even lineup -- an impressive one featuring Smile Smile, Air Review and Telegraph Canyon, which will find the venue competing for attention on an already-cluttered night.
Other already-announced New Year's Even shows include the Granada's Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights-helmed show, Trees' Ishi-led bill, the House of Blues' Old 97's show, the Kessler Theater's impressive triple-bill of RTB2, Centro-matic and Slobberbone and the West End's celebration featuring Ghostland Observatory.