Dupont Circle could get a new dance club and bar as early as next month.
The business, Saint Yves, is slated to open at 1220 Connecticut Ave. NW as soon as mid-January, according to company representative Wayne Johnson. Johnson declined to provide more information about the club but said more details would be available as it got closer to opening.
As we reported in 2015, Saint Yves will serve “light fare” alongside “rare bourbons” in a space with seating for 30 and a total occupancy of 250. The hangout will also host occasional events with DJs, bands and dancing.
The business is currently hiring “VIP hosts, cocktail service models, bartenders and all around exciting people,” a notice on its Facebook reads.
A new dance club will bring Britney Spears, Coolio and Madonna to Dupont later this week.
Decades, a dance spot centered around “retro” music from the 2000s, 1990s and 1980s, is set to open in the former Midtown space at 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW on Thursday, according to managing partner Antonis Karagounis. The club had its soft opening over the weekend.
The club is meant to harken back to the days of D.C.’s long-gone club scene, Karagounis said.
“It’s supposed to bring back the old-school vibe of the multi-level, multi-DJ clubs that defined D.C. Nightlife in the ’90s and 2000s,” Karagounis told us in July. “Decades is supposed to recreate that vibe and atmosphere and give clubgoers a new weekend hangout where they can party and be part of various decades of nightclub music.”
Decades is scheduled to kick off its regular event lineup by hosting a “Throwback Thursday” event on Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. The party will feature three DJs, drink specials, games and “hip-hop from all eras and more blasting through the world class Funktion One sound system available on all four floors.”
The former general manager of Midtown Partyplex says the Dupont Circle nightclub has closed “for good.”
Rumors have swirled around whether the bar and club at 1219 Connecticut Ave. NW was closed or just “renovating,” as former general manager Ramon Ramirez told us in February. But Ramirez, now listed as Dirty Bar’s general manager, said in an email last night that Midtown was actually closed.
“Midtown is close [sic] for good,” Ramirez wrote. He did not elaborate on why the bar might have closed and did not immediately respond to requests for additional comment.
Dupont nightclub The Huxley was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and serve a suspension of its alcohol license for serving bottles of vodka and prosecco on ice to teenagers last Halloween, according to a D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Control Board notice posted last week.
Triangle Group LLC, which owns the nightclub and bar at 1730 M St. NW, must pay a $5,000 fine by March 11, the panel ruled Wednesday. The business will also have its alcohol license suspended for ten days, six of which will be “stayed for a period of one year provided that [The Huxley] incurs no further violations.”