On September 25th, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that bars and nightclubs would be allowed to operate at full capacity as part a phase 3 reopening plan. Club Space in Miami will be the first nightclub of its size to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions lift statewide.
Owing in part to Miami-specific guidelines that will remain in effect thanks to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez, the nightclub will admit 300 guests – 25% of its 1,200 maximum occupancy. Face masks will be mandated until clubgoers arrive at their tables, which will take the place of the dance floor. Team members will also be subject to COVID-19 tests on Mondays and Fridays.
Club Space partner David Sinopoli told Miami New Times that up until DeSantis’ announcement, plans had been made to reopen the club as a restaurant. “In the middle of August, we sent [the city] a social-distance plan that uses about 300 people in the club — about 30 tables, all six feet apart, reservation only, no door, no bar service,” he said. “We would open up at four o’clock on Saturday and then again at 6 a.m. on Sunday and go to curfew — sunrise to sunset.”
The Martinez Brothers are slated to headline both nights of the grand reopening weekend, October 10th and 11th. Maceo Plex will perform the following weekend with Claptone billed for the weekend after that. Find the full programming schedule on the Club Space website.
Image credit: ADINAYEV for Club Space