SATURDAY UPDATE: Well, they did it. The Edge opened and Kim Kardashian showed up. Here’s a report from today’s issue of The Bee. The most interesting piece of info: The club will now be closed for two weeks, so it can be finished.
7:40 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: Well, Kim’s Twitter now says she’s Fresno bound. You can get more updates at fresnobee.com, courtesy of reporter Denny Boyles — including how the temporary Edge sign got put up backwards at first.
As of 20 minutes ago, I heard the doors still hadn’t opened, even though they were supposed to be open at 6 p.m
5 P.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: We’re an hour away from The Edge’s grand opening and the question is still the same — Is it really opening? Further: Is Kim Kardashian really going to be there? According to her Twitter, it’s looking not so good. She’s saying she has the flu. Hmmm.
And remember: The City of Fresno also needs to give the club a final sign off.
THURSDAY UPDATE: The Edge’s opening is back on, per owner Kirk Vartanian, who The Bee is reporting worked out the permit issues with the city. Construction is going on again and “we’re going to work all night long,” Vartanian said. “It’s going to be the best event Fresno ever had.”
The City of Fresno, however, has issued a statement that the opening is not guaranteed, and final approval would still be required. Elsewhere, Edge promoter/DJ Jimmy Martinez says in the comments of this post that tickets will now cost $25 for the first 500.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Things get worse for Edge — ABC 30 is reporting that the city ordered work to be stopped at the nightclub because its permits are not up to date. Further, the report says, the location has a $60,000 unpaid water bill that needs to be paid before new permits would be issued. Again we ask: Is this place opening on Friday? Magic 8-ball says: “Doubtful.”
As you might recall, Edge is supposed to having its grand opening on Friday night (with super duper famous guests Kim Kardashian, DJ Vice and Robert Shapiro) … but I couldn’t help but think this morning that the place doesn’t look close to being ready. Especially when you consider it’s aiming for Las Vegas elegance — and asking people to pay $50 and $100 for tickets on Friday.
If you’re asking people for $100, or $50, just to walk through the door, shouldn’t you be doing walk-throughs by now?
Maybe Kirk Vartanian is going to have people working ’round the clock to have this thing done done in three days. Or maybe the Cabo Failo legacy will live on.
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