The space of New York City's former seminal music club CBGB will be reopened as a men's clothing boutique from John Varvatos.

"This store is going to be totally unique, different from our other boutiques," Varvatos said. "We're going to make it a great way to look back at this remarkable history but also forward to what's happening in music today."

A stage permanently integrated into the store design, along with an in-store performance series are among the unique plans intended to honor the space's history.

CBGB closed in October 2006 after 33 years. The Bowery club served as the launching pad for the Ramones, Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, the Patti Smith Group and dozens of others that would become synonymous with punk rock and its many offshoots. The club's founder Hilly Kristal died in August at 75, following a battle with lung cancer.

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