Czar nightclub merging with the Ritz Ybor
It's a bombshell of an announcement in Ybor City's music scene: Czar, the hipster nightclub, vodka bar and concert venue that has hosted everyone from Girl Talk to the Hold Steady, is closing and merging with pne of Tampa Bay's top concert venue, the Ritz Ybor, across the street. The Of Montreal show on July 6 is the venue's final live concert, though DJs will continue spinning there for the next few weeks.
The Ritz will undergo renovations all summer, and the two clubs will operate side by side starting in late July or August, with the nightclub half adopting a new name: Czar at the Ritz. (Catchy!)
For the full story, click here for Robbyn Mitchell's report.