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Jannus Live owners want to reopen Club Detroit in St. Petersburg

Jam-Iya performs at Club Detroit in 1998.

Jam-Iya performs at Club Detroit in 1998.



It used to be one of the coolest rock venues in Tampa Bay, hosting artists like Stone Temple Pilots, Warren Zevon, Primus, Richard Thompson and the Offpsring. The late actor River Phoenix played there with his band, Aleka’s Attic.

Now Jeff Knight, the cable and telecom impresario who breathed new life into Jannus Live and its surrounding businesses, is planning to revive Club Detroit, a 600-person venue at 16 Second St. N in St. Petersburg that was open from 1981-’95. That space was for years occupied by Vintage Ultra Lounge until its lease expired this week. Renovation on the club — including all-new sound and lighting systems — will begin in early March, with a target opening date of April 11.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:09pm]


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