Adore Nightclub Closes After Only Four Months in Business

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No more fun for Adore.
After nearly 16 weeks in action, South Beach's $10 million Vegas-style nightclub Adore has shut its doors.

"They closed about a week ago," confirmed a representative of the Boulan South Beach, the hotel where the posh nightclub was located.

Vegas nightlife impresario Cy Waits announced he was opening the 12,000-square-foot nightclub back in December, but due to delays, the date was pushed back to March, just in time for Winter Music Conference.

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According to Page Six of the New York Post, Waits handed over the club to KNR Hospitality, the same Miami Beach nightlife group behind local party spots Wall, the Living Room, and Cavalli. But three weeks later, KNR backed out of the deal.

"They realized it would not be a welcome addition to their portfolio," a KNR spokesperson told the Post.

Adding fuel to the fire, a lawsuit was filed against Waits' partner Amit Raizada claiming Raizada mismanaged the club's funds, the Post reported.

"We were over budget in construction, delayed in opening, and have not been generating sufficient business to even cover costs," an Adore spokesperson wrote in an email sent to the Post.

"With [. . .] no clear path to long-term success, OFG Management [Raizada's company] has resigned as the management company. Since all of you are employees of that company, I regret that we must part ways."

In its short lived time in the Magic City, Adore has hosted some of the wildest parties of the year with some of the biggest names in the uhntz-uhntz biz, including Diplo. It even made the cut on Crossfade's pick for Miami's Five Best New Dance Clubs.

But, as always, every good thing must come to an end. Some things, however, end sooner than anticipated.

Crossfade has made multiple attempts to contact Adore. We'll keep you posted on the situation over at the club.

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Adore Nightclub - CLOSED

2000 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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94 comments
Dragon65
Dragon65

What a bunch of douche bags and dead beats. They owe everyone money. Cy and Amet are scum!

Jared Cole
Jared Cole

I talked to them about djing, they wanted me to promote for free, and maybe id dj there in the future, I laughed and I was like damn this club will be closed in 4 months tops lol

Mel Lynn
Mel Lynn

Ashley Meow yuuupppp!!!!! Knew it. Thank god\U0001f64f people do NOT know how to run clubs here!!!! They think they can hire miami management

Muse TD
Muse TD

Looks lame. I never went.

Shaun Johnson
Shaun Johnson

That lasted like 2 seconds!! Too many clubs in Miami competing!

Ismael Ramos
Ismael Ramos

I just saw that! Richard Herrera Lmfao! I guess it wasn't meant to be! \U0001f602

Milan Nikolic
Milan Nikolic

When Drew Martin was granted across it had to go down

larry389
larry389

add in all the other costs of operating a club, it's little wonder the infant mortality rate is high. Even locals get their assess handed to them most of them. Plus the agency system is making it harder and harder for clubs to work a deal." ... EXACTLY 

Daniel N Glynn
Daniel N Glynn

Roberta Mansion \U0001f601\U0001f602 you are smart \U0001f609

Chadi Maarouf
Chadi Maarouf

Cant wait for the club to open again..i will be there...cant wait to party up with u Elias.

Elias Yassir
Elias Yassir

Not you Joseph I was talking about . Will keep you posted bro. Thanks for all the supportive people and haters go find something else to do..

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

Several factors are at play here: 


• Miami does not like out-of-town people coming into our club scene and "telling us how it's done" - we might be fucking things up royally, but we can't have people from out of town trying to show us how to do it right. The reverse is true, too. Look what happened when Nikki Beach tried to open up in Vegas? It came and went so fast I doubt anyone here remembers it. 


• Oversaturation of EDM, and nightclubs in general in a certain market. We are at "Peak EDM" right now. A major EDM event/cruise (All Gone To Sea) just got canceled due to lack of sales. Big festivals aren't selling out. Clubs themselves are rarely at capacity. Adoré was just one more LED-adorned palace amongst many in Miami. 


• EDM DJs all sound the same to your average punter out here for some hijinks and a few laughs. When drunk on low-grade booze or questionable recreational substances, it's even more apparent. One brap played at a distorted volume by one overpaid Dutchman sounds the same as another. 


• The expenses are atrocious. EDM DJs cost way too much money considering at a base level they are merely operating a glorified stereo system. Then you add in all the other costs of operating a club, it's little wonder the infant mortality rate is high. Even locals get their assess handed to them most of them. Plus the agency system is making it harder and harder for clubs to work a deal. Even a local DJ, playing in a local club, is paid tens of thousands of dollars just because he has some Ari Gold-wannabe representing him. Your resident DJ and best friend for 20 years lives five minutes from the club, but suddenly wants $15K because he's on XYZ Entertainment Endeavour.


Yes, shamelessly copied from my post on http://talknightlife.com/ - New Times commenters can come and play too. We're not nice though.



Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

We're not hating Elias, we're amused. This is business as usual for SoBe. You get the club back up? we'll show up. We don't CARE about your business problems or partner relations, or a newspaper article, How IS THAT our problem or our business. All you want from us is our presence and our money, provide it, and we will drop it.

Jeremiah Wedgworth
Jeremiah Wedgworth

Elias Yassir, if someone is hating your doing something right...

Larry Bomse
Larry Bomse

Sounds Like Houz of Souz - Club & VIP Lounge ~ DJ SOUZ

anon-pers
anon-pers

Maybe you should live there then. Vegas does not belong in Miami. 

jc009
jc009

@pod_nt I'd only make a comment regarding one operator attempting to "tell us how it's done" in another city. 


Nikki Beach's failure in Vegas was almost entirely a matter of their decision to open at an absolutely horrible location, followed by (what I heard) was a somewhat 'difficult' relationship with that resort's management. If they had opened at a better property, their odds would have been substantially better. Same with the two concepts that immediately followed them in the same location, and immediately failed. 


If there is any correlation between what happened here with Nikki and there with Adore, it's likely having an otherwise perfectly qualified operator blindly making mistakes that locals and local operators would have considered common sense.

umac40
umac40

@pod_nt You really seem to know a lot about unimportant shit. Yay.

umac40
umac40

Also, people hate you if you're an asshole.

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

@umac40 - I own a nightlife and entertainment website. I derive income from it. Which puts food on the table. Which enables me to stay alive. 


So yeah, it's important to me at least. 


That being said too, I do realize that nightclubs and EDM aren't important in the grand scheme of the world. South Beach could flood under 200 feet of water tomorrow and it'd be nothing more than an interesting appendix in history.



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