Tech Vets Purchase Popular Indy Nightclub

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The Vogue opened as a movie house in 1938, then reopened as a nightclub in 1977. (Picture Courtesy: The Vogue) The Vogue opened as a movie house in 1938, then reopened as a nightclub in 1977. (Picture Courtesy: The Vogue)
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A group of Indianapolis tech entrepreneurs has bought a popular nightclub in the city's Broad Ripple neighborhood. High Alpha co-founder Eric Tobias and former MOBI executives Scott Kraege and Andrew Davis say they will retain the Vogue's current staff to manage the venue's day-to-day operations. The new owners say they will detail plans to reinvigorate the Vogue through enhanced fan experience and engagement in the coming months.

Tobias, Kraege and Davis purchased the Vogue from Steve Ross, who owned it since 1986. He calls the three "the perfect group to take the reins and bring their unique vision, tech and entrepreneurial backgrounds and passion for Indianapolis to the Vogue."

"Coupled with all of our passion for music, we saw this as an incredible opportunity to take this historic venue and continue to raise the bar," said Tobias in a release. "We believe investments in our local community, Broad Ripple and the arts will continue the Vogue’s legacy on the city."

The Vogue opened as a movie house in 1938, then reopened as a nightclub in 1977. Since then, it has hosted famous acts ranging from Bo Diddley, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to The White Stripes and The Dave Matthews Band.

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