Nothing’s etched in stone…
But sources say that the Beaumont Club in Westport could be ready to climb back in the saddle as early as this summer. Depending upon which of the several rumored interested parties opts to finalize their plans.
The club ground to a halt following a DJ gang bang in late December and has been shuttered ever since. That after talk of discord among its ownership group, back rent owed and a lease yet to wind down.
Enter the interested parties.
According to sources at least three prospective buyers surfaced almost immediately and there’s been no shortage of tire kickers since.
Starting with an investor group lead by the comedy club titan many of you know as The Scribe.
“We’re considering it, yeah,” says Stanford’s main man Craig Glazer. “I think a comedy club would be great for Westport because it would give them an attraction for young adults and adults in general that’s absent from there right now.”
At this point, the talk centers around the concept of dividing the 1,200 venue into two parts; a comedy club to the south that would seat around 300 or a little less and a country dance club in the remaining area to the north.
Possibly – just possibly mind you- with Q104 heavy hitter Mike Kennedy‘s name attached to the country club a la the former Johnny Dare’s.
“But Mike may not want to do that,” Glazer says. “I mean, he saw what happened at Johnny Dare’s and he may not want to risk it.”
As for the comedy club concept, “When we had comedy there in the past it was a big success,” Glazer says. “And I think comedy there could be even bigger today. We’ve been gone long enough – 10 years – that it’s kind of been a generation without comedy.”