The building at 4040 East Evans Avenue was destroyed by fire (the cause of which is still under investigation) last Friday afternoon. The space was home to various nightclubs over the past decade (including Midtown Beat, Posh Ultra Lounge, Skin, Club Next, and most recently Step Nightclub), but it was best known as the former home of the Deadbeat Club, which helped launch Regas Christou’s
Thanos Lemonidis, Christou’s nephew and current general manager of church and town hall, made his club debut at the Deadbeat, doing everything his uncle needed from the bartender to running the club. the place. During its run from the early 90s to 2006, the Deadbeat was more than just a tiered club; it has helped forge many lifelong friendships and relationships.
“It’s so amazing the impact this place has had on so many lives, and I don’t think Regas ever expected it,” says Lemonidis. “Just the bartenders, the relationships they’ve established…. I mean, there are relationships that have been going on for twenty years now. Regas and I are still close to so many people we met there.
Lemonidis adds that it was a combination of timing and product his uncle was offering people that made them come back to the Deadbeat.
“It was the right time, and he just gave everyone what they wanted, and it was perfect. He gave them something that this city lacked,” he adds. Gave them amazing customer service, and there was nothing like it. The DJs were amazing. The music was amazing. The staff were great. They took care of everyone. ”
“What my uncle built back then, you can never duplicate. It was a once in a lifetime thing. Details the magazine voted it one of the best clubs in the country. At the time, it was huge.
After the announcement of the fire on Friday, the faithful of the club took the Facebook page dedicated to Deadbeat to share their thoughts and photos. There will be a