Young Michie: Club 216 taking old LiveArts space
The city's leading dance club is moving to the original home of the city's leading theater company. Club 216 is moving from Water Street, a site slated for a high-rise residential condominium project, to the Old Michie Building, which served as the home of LiveArts from 1989 to 2003. "Club 216 is MOVING!!" exclaims an email to members of the private club, known for its frequent drag shows and large gay clientele. "The rumors are true."
The email indicates that the last weekend at 216 West Water Street is April 3rd & 4th, with the reopening on Market Street two weeks later. The release also remarks that the new location is directly across the street from the Charlottesville Police Station–- "The safest place to party will now be even
Blogger Waldo Jaquith notes that the anchor spot in Old Michie–- a big windowless box created expressly for LiveArts by developer Gabe Silverman–- was only suitable for a very few tenants.