Two recently closed nightlife venues are reopening next week, newly revamped, just in time for the CIAA crowds.
Phoenix, formerly known as The Forum at 300 N. College St., will be the spot for numerous CIAA parties. Their doors will be open Wednesday, March 2, for The Sol Kitchen's Pop Life (dubbed by many to be THE kickoff party for CIAA). Phoenix's official grand opening will be March 12, with world renown French house DJ/producer Antoine Clamaran.
On the other side of Uptown, the spot formerly known as Jillian's (right in front of the light rail on Bland Street) has now transformed into Lux. The venue will open Tuesday, March 1, hosting Tone-X and Friends Comedy Show. The grand opening date hasn't been announced, but in the meantime, Lux will host a variety of CIAA events, including bringing R&B crooner R. Kelly on March 5.