Myth Nightclub reopening with new management
After a year and a half off the market, Maplewood's Myth Nightclub has been leased by a new tenant and is expected to be revived this year. Myth closed suddenly back in August of 2009, and a subsequent investigation into the closing uncovered a big financial mess and found the owner and his investor gridlocked in an ongoing legal dispute.
Since the club closed, its founder Mike Ogren has continued to face financial and legal problems, having been charged with theft by fraud and swindle in connection to the club.
The building has since been leased to Mike Miranowski, and on Monday the Maplewood city council approved a new liquor license in Miranowski's name. Miranowski was previously employed at Myth and reportedly has 20 years of experience in the bar industry.
According to the Star Tribune, Karen Guilfoile, Maplewood's director of citizen services, says that "the building's new tenant plans to return the club to its original concept: big concerts and weekly dance nights," while in the Pioneer Press Guilfoile is quotes as saying, "From what I've heard, he'd like things to open as soon as possible."
If the club is hoping to keep the original name, they'd better jump on the domain name -- since the club was vacated, the site's address has been made available for sale.
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