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’.