In U.S. Bankruptcy Court on July 18, Eddie Dean entered the winning bid of $1.2 million for the lease over Verboten in Brooklyn, NY. Dean is the former owner of Pacha NYC, which closed its doors back in January 2016 after a decade-long run.

Located at 54 North 11th Street, the famed venue will reopen in the fall under a new name but with the same mission of serving as a global dance music hub as Dean returns to his Brooklyn roots with this new venture.

While Verboten will continue to host DJs and EDM shows, Dean's long-term plans for the megaclub are to turn it into an "incubator for up and coming talent for all genres of music." He also wants to tap into the community life and DIY culture of Brooklyn and become a creative hub for not only musicians but artists, foodies and more.

"I started my nightlife career in Brooklyn so it’s only fitting that I return here now," said Dean. "We are excited to take over the North 11th space in this prime location and fully put our nightlife expertise into action."

Among Dean's selective team of industry experts will be Director Andrew Inomata, who worked with Dean at Pacha NYC with RPM Presents.

"We will endeavor to celebrate the spirit of dance music that was born at the crossroads of creativity," Inomata said.

Remember Verboten and get excited for what's to come of the new club by watching Guy Gerber's recap video from his 2013 residency, Wisdom of the Glove.

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