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Club One's Closed; Lord Byron's Panoptikon Rolls On

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This past Friday night was the last night ever for Deep Ellum’s Club One--so that’s another the city can cross off the list. The 18 year-old dance club was a decent venue for, well, dancing, and the event that lasted through to the end was Lord Byron’s Panoptikon which went on each Thursday night. And, for the venue's final night, Club One went out with another Panop night.

Fortunately, this ain’t the end of the two year-old night of the industrial gothic dance party. Amidst the smoky floor, lots and lots of black clothes and a fire dancer, Byron announced that his longstanding Thursday night will continue as of this week at Club 2505 formerly known as Club Seven. Talk about a quick turnaround.

Byron was pretty proud of Club One: “There is not another space like it. I have a lot of history there in the ‘90s. I’ll really miss it.”

But the DJ sounded optimistic about the new spot. “I looked for a space that I knew that our patrons will love. It has everything this group will need.”

This just adds to the black week for Dallas nightlife. Sunday, March 9, through Friday, March 14, saw the death of Darkside Lounge, Sloppyworld and now Club One. In Good Samaritan fashion though, other clubs are picking up where these left off. On top of Club 2505, Reno’s is picking up some where Darkside has left off and other neighboring venues (such as The Amsterdam Bar and Sons of Hermann Hall) are chipping in to take over Sloppy’s calendar. -- Rich Lopez

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