Miami’s iconic Club Space is now under new ownership
Known for pulling exceptional talent, commanding a coveted 24-hour liquor license, and staying open longer than almost any nightclub in the city, Club Space is a legend among Miami’s nightlife community. After a successful 16-year run, Space is now under new ownership by three nightlife veterans: III Points festival co-founder David Sinopoli, along with Miami Rebels’ Coloma Kaboomsky, and Link’s Davide Denese, who have both led underground parties at venues like Trade, Treehouse and Story.
“I think the great thing about this club is that it gives us a lot of room for creativity,” said Kaboomsky. “Space — in the past — has been related to outer space, mostly, and this is something David brought up, but Space is also room. It’s also creativity. It’s also dimensions, endless possibilities. I think we’re going to redefine what Space really means with how excited and motivated we are.”
“We have a hunger, an energy, and a stamina that I don’t think any other ownership group that’s coming into this place would ever have,” said Sinopoli. “We are on the cutting edge and in the trenches of a lot of what needs to be done here, so the heavy lifting, the long hours, the investment of our energy is a lot of it right now. We have a lot of ideas for what Miami needs as far as voids. We want Space not to just be the after-hours spot. We want Space to come in and plug some holes that have been lost in the development of Miami.”
The purchase of Space was accompanied by Libertine, an adjacent speakeasy and craft cocktail bar that the new owners view as an opportunity for after parties and artistic events. And while there’s been no talk of doing away with Space’s staple Saturday after-hours showdowns, Sinopoli, Denese, and Kaboomsky have a vision that’s far more diverse and expansive than a once-a-week Saturday-into-Sunday rager.
They also plan to update menus, redecorate Space’s Terrace, and more.
“We need to get people from Miami to understand again that Space can be a place that is laid-back,” said Denese. “Take away all the intensity of the afterhours — you can come and get good drinks at the bar and good service from somebody who is relaxed. We want to bring good security and good management. It’s what we’ve been doing in separate venues over the years — just blow it up to this dimension.”
Via Miami New Times.