UPDATE 10/17: The City Council gave final approval to the club, which will open on Thursdays and Fridays at first. It could expand to Saturdays, and open as a dance hall for seniors during the day. Story here.
ORIGINAL STORY 10/12:
A teen dance club is one step closer to opening on Sixth Street.
"The Bricks," owned by Michael Rosales, received the go ahead from the Plan Commission to open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9pm to 1:30am. It will be open to 16-year-olds and up, with minors barred from the club after 10:45pm to accommodate the city's 11pm curfew. A wristband system will identify minors, and security is required as part of the club's conditional-use permit.
The club would also be used as an afternoon lounge for seniors 55 and up, and rented out for banquets and small seminars.
The approved proposal includes early-morning hours and Saturdays, which were not included in the original proposal before the Plan Commission. Part of the reason for the discrepancy is Rosales did not bring a business plan the first time he appeared before the commission. He was directed to comeback with a formal plan.
Sticky Rice, a Thai restaurant, and Blueberries, a lunch-and-breakfast restaurant, also operate in the building, which is owned by Jim Spodick.
The Bricks now goes before the full City Council for approval. It's the second dance club for Sixth Street to be reviewed by the city in recent months.
Tinita's, a proposed salsa club on Sixth Street, also wants to open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. That proposal by Tina Elmergreen will come before the Plan Commission in two weeks.