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Downtown St. Petersburg is continuing to boom with forthcoming concepts including Social Roost, Hoots, Must Wine Lofts, Sauvignon, CellarMasters and now a new speakeasy. Club 201 at the Detroit will soon make its debut at 201 Central Ave., within the former space of Detroit Liquors Wine and Spirits.
"It's always been one of my goals to have a nightlife establishment, and I was fortunate enough to meet my partners", Club 201 partial owner Carlos Tramontana told CL.
While construction is still ongoing, workers discovered windows and doorways not uncovered for more than 100 years. Some of the building's original brickwork has been incorporated from the Detroit Hotel - which was originally built in 1888.
Preserving and paying homage to the former hotel is very important to Tramontana and his team.
"We wanted to preserve [the history], so what we did is we kept the name", Tramontana said. "To us, it's more than that. It's preserving the historical factor".Explore Our Menu
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"The Flying Merkle at Club 201 is one of four left in the world", Aversa said.
Designed by local sculptor Salvador Saint Germain the blimp hangs from the ceiling above the area in the speakeasy that resembles a Victorian living room. The piece is called The Flying Phoenix.
Our design is period relevant
"Our design is period relevant," said Aversa. "The Steampunk philosophy is that of the Victorian era and what they saw-their vision of science fiction and what the future would be so that's what I'm representing here, this is the futuristic vision of the Victorian era."