As Down by the Hipster reported recently, Miami’s Opium Group has purchased the Crobar/Studio Mezmor space, which has joined neighbors BED and Spirit in darkness. It remains to be seen whether it evolves into a satellite of one of Opium’s popular Miami clubs, Mansion and Prive, or whether there’s any truth to rumors on Clubplanet’s message boards that Opium will name and model the place (or its parties) after the Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum of raver nostalgia, Twilo and/or Tunnel. An Opium rep who answered the phone at Crobar’s number acknowledged the sale (and nothing else), but another rep refuted the Twilo/Tunnel rumor and told us, “It is not confirmed that we’ll be taking over the former Crobar space or any space in NYC at this time” — presumably because a CB hearing on the space’s liquor-license renewal won’t occur until next Tuesday. (The current license expires on October 31.)
The few who might be feeling nostalgic for Crobar (Rob the Bouncer, perhaps?) should hit up eBay, where three and a half years of concert posters are being auctioned off. A more enterprising idea than merely dumping all its disco detritus like the other done-zo dance clubs have.
Related:The Entire CROBAR NYC Nightclub DJ Poster Archive! [eBay]
Mezmor Becoming Twilo and Tunnel Every Week [Clubplanet]
The Opium Group [Official Site]
Opium Group’s Plan for Success [Down by the Hipster]