The Brick gets makeover, new name

  • Article by: JON BREAM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2012 - 9:08 PM

Four months after a rough opening, the nightclub is re-branded as Mill City Nights.

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rustyscupperJul. 23, 12 9:31 PM

Mill City Nights? Sounds like a cheesy suburban bar. Will it have dueling piano's too? Should have kept the old name.

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ChachiJul. 23, 1210:15 PM

"Mill City Nights" My vote for worst bar name ever, and there have been some bad ones.

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shadow750Jul. 23, 1210:25 PM

We attended the overcrowded Daughtry concert and spent the whole time leaning against the pillar in the left side of this photo (by the steps). We spent a couple of hours chatting with the crew while there and their biggest complaint was about the huge ventilation duct across the back of the room (again seen in the photo). I don't know who AEG hired to redo the club, but I'm shocked to see that big ol' piece of steel hanging there. Did they talk to any sound guys? Daughtry's manager came to the back about mid-way through their set to complain to the crew about what a piece of s*** the place was. Let's also not forget to mention that it was about 100 degrees in the place...in mid-May. People were getting sick from the heat! AEG blew their chance to make a favorable first impression. We won't be back.

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dakjr64Jul. 23, 1210:42 PM

Not sure the name change was necessary but the renovations were...and for the most part...were successful. I went to the Queen Extravaganza show and it was nice size crowd...could have handled a couple hundred more...but comfortable to stand...easy to get a beer and the sound was amazing. I will go again...

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groovemonkeyJul. 23, 1211:01 PM

I give them 6 months...tops.

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snowdoggJul. 23, 1211:45 PM

The lame Christian club had a cooler name. I'll have to check the place out for a smaller show.

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arielbenderJul. 24, 1212:18 AM

"Mill City Nights"...sounds like a bad reality show.

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bradgriswoldJul. 24, 12 1:17 AM

Saw 311, there was nothing wrong with the place if they don't oversell. Just a PR move here.

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ChrisVJul. 24, 12 1:46 AM

I had a good time at Collective Soul, and I already have tickets for Theory of a Deadman and Seether, with plans to pick up a ticket for SafetySuit, too. As long as they don't oversell the building... keep it to 1,200 capacity... it will be alright. More than that is asking for the problems they had night 1, regardless of the renovations and improvements.

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markspringJul. 24, 1211:45 AM

I love the reaction of some that are criticizing the venue without even having shown up post-renovation. How about you give it a shot before you say how bad it is. If you don't like it then your critique at least has some credibility.

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