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Amanda Needham, Marissa Sullivan and a couple of other beautiful people at Harlem

CLUB DUB: I waited a few minutes outside of the old Central on SW Ankeny Street to soak in all the changes that were taking place at this Old Town boite spot.

I heard there was a party, sponsored by (I think) jewelry designer Stick and Stones, and (I think) it was their big launch night for the new space. Here's what I noticed. First, the name has changed, it's now called Harlem. Also, there's a new hot dog window next to the entry way called Uncle Dick's Deep Fried Hot Dogs. I had a bite of one with kimchi as I waited outside to go in. It was good.

Once in, I noticed the interiors had changed quite a bit. A sleek space, with a giant fan whirling above, it was split into two levels: one for drinking and one for all out dancing. What hadn't changed was the guy behind the space: Dustin Knox. I caught him just as he was popping the cork on some champagne. That guy knows how to throw a party. I hear it's designed to be a place where you can just drop by and hangout. Well, maybe that will be on other nights. Last night, this was the coolest club in town.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:46)

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