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New Weho Nightclub Replacing Voyeur to be 'Always Evolving, Always Changing'

DBA is scheduled to open Nov. 7.

DBA is a new nightclub scheduled to open on Nov. 7 in West Hollywood that also advertises itself as a music venue and an "interactive creative space," with a different curator brought in every few months to makeover the club. 

The David Bowie-like approach to nightclubbing is being brought to West Hollywood by Cardiff Giant, the Los Angeles-based group that also owns The Hudson and The Churchill. DBA will be located at 7969 Santa Monica Blvd., the former location of Voyeur. 

The club's first curator will be Simon Hammerstein, who will "be given full control of the creative direction that will extend to the venue’s exhibition name, decor, fixtures, staging, set/costume design, and creation of a storefront window that will present the theme as well as preview what is to be found inside," according to a press release. 

Hamerstein has founded several nightclubs around the world, but this will be his first Los Angeles project. 

During the day and non-operating nights, the 6,000 square foot venue will serve a variety of functions including an art gallery, filming location, photo studio, event space, according to a press relese. 

The Los Angles Times recently profiled the new club. 

"We had become so bored with nightlife in L.A.," Beau Laughlin, one of the club's owners, told the Times. "In general, it seems so one-dimensional, so it's important to come up with a concept that's always evolving, always changing."

News of Cardiff Giant bringing a nightclub to the location dates back to August of 2012, with an original opening date targeted at January of 2013.  

The upscale, bondage-themed nightclub Voyeur 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.

Are you excited for the opening of DBA? Tell us in the comments. 


James Mills contributed to this report. 
George November 01, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I wonder if it will be for dykes to enjoy like it once was?

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