House of Blue's ninth club will open in May in San Diego. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter, it will include a multi-level music hall with a capacity of about 1,100.

House of Blue's ninth club will open in May in San Diego.

The club, located in the Gaslamp Quarter, will include a multi-level music hall with a capacity of about 1,100, a general-admission dance floor and box seats. It will also have a restaurant, with its own small stage, and several full-service bars.

HOB has named Jim Biafore as GM of the San Diego club. He most recently served as GM of the company's club in Anaheim, Calif. Prior to working for HOB, he was a board member for the Orange County Tourism Council and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce in Southern California; he also owned and operated nightclubs and restaurants in Las Vegas.

HOB will open a club in Atlantic City, N.J., in July, and one in Cleveland in November.