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New Nightclub Going into Former Voyeur Club

Hospitality group Cardiff Giant will open nightclub in January 2013.

It looks like that burlesque club won’t be opening in West Hollywood after all.

The Los Angeles Times reports that hospitality group Cardiff Giant has taken over the lease on the former Voyeur nightclub space at 7969 Santa Monica Blvd. Cardiff Giant will open a new nightclub concept there in January 2013 according to the Times.

Earlier this summer, , a West Coast branch of the famed club of the same name on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

Cardiff Giant is the group behind , a gastropub located a block and a half away on the northeast corner of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica boulevards. Cardiff Giant also owns The Churchill restaurant located on Third Street at Orlando Avenue.

The upscale, bondage-themed nightclub Voyeur (located beside The French Market) opened in October 2009 and quickly became a hot spot. The club drew national attention when a Republican National Committee staffer tried to pay a $2,000 tab with RNC money. Voyeur closed quietly earlier this year.

That building was originally a jazz club, but became a Hollywood landmark when the famed Pink Pussycat striptease club opened there in 1961. After the Pink Pussycat closed in 1979, the building was transformed into a discotheque named Peanuts and later Club 7969.

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