Tresor owner planning to open a club in Detroit

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Tresor label and club owner Dimitri Hegemann is planning to open a new club in Detroit. The 60 year old Berliner who opened the infamous Berlin nightclub in 1991 and reopened it in a renovated electrical power plant in 2007 currently has an eye on the Fisher Body plant number 21, an abandoned six-storey factory a mile from Detroit’s New Center.

Hegemann has already had talks with city officials and local development experts about his plans to build a nightclub in the birthplace of techno. He has yet to decide whether to buy the building or lease it from the city. A Detroit developer who’s assisting Hegemann says redeveloping the derelict building, that was abandoned over two decades ago, could cost at least $70 million. Hegemann told the Detroit Free Press earlier he wants to ‘pay back what Detroit has given him’.

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Rogier Oostlander

Rogier Oostlander is the former editor-in-chief of Bassic Groove Magazine, one of the first magazines worldwide dedicated to house music culture in the early nineties. He now works as a record dealer and copywriter in Haarlem, the Netherlands.