Openings and Closings

Pineapple Groove Under New Ownership

Delray Beach music venue Pineapple Groove has already switched ownership under a year after its grand opening.

The 8,000 square foot club opened its doors in December with the backing of brothers Mitch and Richard Clarvit, and launched right into working on connecting with the local music scene with a Best of Homegrown Concert Series featuring Mike Mineo, Rachel Goodrich, Spred the Dub, and Fusik.

Last week, Mitch posted a bulletin on Facebook saying that "with a great deal of sadness, mixed with a pinch of relief," he's passed ownership to Jim Layson of 88's Entertainment.

On Friday, the Facebook conversation continued with an announcement from the new owners:
And then, this weekend found that part of the refocusing of the club would be removing videos from the Facebook page. Michael Allman was quick to notice when his were taken down. And the club responded thusly. Just this morning, another complaint regarding the venue was logged.

These changes include a new contact person for booking bands, Sam Cieri, at the same number as before: 561-450-7953. The Pineapple Groove official website still has a flyer up from July 31's Yellowman show, so the changes are still in progress.

We will update you as we know more regarding Pineapple Groove.

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Reed Fischer
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