Around the Scene: Nov. 24, 2010

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After a rash of violent incidents in San Francisco clubs, the San Francisco Entertainment Commission is enacting a new process in an attempt to curb violence: lists. The first requires club promoters to register with the EC in order to reduce the number of “fly-by-night” events, and the second is a “watch list” of bars/clubs against which complaints have been made. The EC will be keeping a close eye on these clubs, but there’s no official word as to how anything will be enforced.

Continuing the Vegas drama, former XS managing partner Cy Waits and current manager Jesse Waits are suing nightclub heavyweight Victor Drai, charging that he failed to pay them for their share of profits from XS, Tryst Nightclub and Drai’s Afterhours in Las Vegas and Drai’s Hollywood in Los Angeles. A hearing is scheduled for December…

Are bar/club business sales slow? Things are improving, as we reported here, and they’re certainly hot online. Yes, that’s right — a virtual nightclub just sold for $655,000, the largest online sale of its kind. Club Neverdie in the Entropia multiplayer game world is located on an asteroid and features a stadium, shopping center and biodomes.

Things are heating up in Michigan as South opens in Birmingham. The space — a combined bar, restaurant and club (on weekends) — offers semi-private rooms and 24 high-def TVs. On Friday and Saturday nights, South welcomes a DJ to spin, while guests can enjoy the tunes on the covered patio.

In a night of perfect timing, the 10,500-square-foot Rolling Stone lounge/restaurant officially opened in LA, playing host to the after party for the American Music Awards on Nov. 21. The street-level lounge space features six private booths plus private lounge chairs and banquettes, a bottle service area, a stage and a suspended DJ booth. The music aspect of Rolling Stone is evident, as the lounge features 80 speakers and 40 computerized lights.

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