Former Pacha NYC head Eddie Dean has purchased Brookyn's Verboten nightclub, after it went up for auction last month.
Dean reportedly bid $1.2 million for the venue, which was shut down earlier this year for non-payment of over $360,000 in taxes, and shortly after reopened when the then-owners filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is expected to open under a new name later this year.
Together with former Pacha NYC and RPM Presents partner Andrew Inomata, Dean plans for the 10,000 square foot space to become "a creative hub for musicians and artists and tap into the maker-culture of DIY Brooklyn with arts, music, food, and community life."
Something of a legend in the New York club scene, Dean started off in the 1990s, running three clubs in Brooklyn over the years — Faces, Ruby's and Rock 'n Jocks — before moving to Discotheque / Hush in the city, and overseeing Pacha NYC from its opening in 2005, until it finally closed in January this year.
“I started my nightlife career in Brooklyn so it’s only fitting that I return here now,” says Dean via press release. “We are excited to take over the North 11th space in this prime location and fully put our nightlife expertise into action.”