Legendary New York venue Pacha New York is officially closing its doors after an incredible decade-long run. The dance club announced the saddening news on their site earlier Tuesday (Nov. 24).
"For 10 years, it was the home of the New York-style 24-plus-hour marathon; where EDM tested its chops and earned its stripes; where stars were born and fans were converted," a statement on the site reads. "It gave legendary promoter Rob Fernandez a room to transform, weekend in and weekend out. It cooled you off with nitrogen and heated you up with shower dancers. It was the only reason you went West of 11th Avenue (unless your car got towed)."
The club has received several impressive accolades, including "Best Superclub" at the Club World Awards for five years. Going by the numbers, it is no surprise they are considered one of the top nightclubs in the world by DJ Mag.
"6 million fans gracing our dance floor for over 12,000 hours. That’s more than 1,500 shows over 500 weeks. We’ve had many marriages, quite a few divorces, and at least 522 babies conceived. Fans have burned close to 10 billion calories over 10 years, while our barbacks have ran nearly 10 thousand miles (burning a million calories), carrying over 2 million bottles of alcohol (enough to fill 2 Olympic sized swimming pools!)."
Pacha New York’s President Eddie Dean states, "The average nightclub lasts 18 months -- we lasted 120." The venue will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this December, hosting a month-long celebration that features top-tier artists Puff Daddy, Dirty South, founding resident DJ Erick Morillo and more.
The landmark dance spot is wrapping up 2015 with a 72-hour marathon classics set from West 46th Street veteran Jonathan Peters. As for the closing festivities, Pacha is running a series of parties in January 2016 that highlight a wide array of dance music artists.