Path cleared for new nightclub to open at former Club Crave location

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The court order closing commercial operations at 380 Beale Street, last known as Club Crave, has been dissolved.

A new nightclub called The Palace is now set to open in the space by the end of the year. The Downtown Memphis Commission says developer Steve Adelman, who will lease the property, has a history of opening successful clubs in Los Angeles and Boston.

Club Crave was shut down in December 2012 because of crime, including shootings, brawls, and drugs. Other clubs previously in the space also closed because of crime.

Adelman is the manager of Baby Uncle LLC. He approached the DA’s office and the City of Memphis with a plan to revitalize the space, and officials say they believe he can do so “in a safe and productive manner.”

The developer agreed not to hire anyone convicted of a felony, including drug- or gang-related offenses; to meet with law enforcement to address any problems; to employ licensed security who will undergo specialized training with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit; to provide secure, lighted parking and maintain exterior lighting for outdoor common areas; and to have no business dealing with prior tenants.

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