Quest Nightclub Reopens Doors

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Quest nightclub in Minneapolis, which was shut down in December after a string of violations and security problems, reopened on February 10th with a concert as far from controversial as possible: a Christian rock show.

One of the city’s largest and most well-known venues, the Quest lost its liquor license after failing to pay the city nearly $10,000 for the installation of nearby security cameras, and after letting its liquor liability insurance expire, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

After paying its debts and regaining its liability insurance, the club reopened with a performance by Mute Math, a Christian rock group from New Orleans.

“It’s a good show to start with,” Ricardo Cervantes, Minneapolis’ deputy director of licenses, told the paper. “This is a show I expect will have no incidents.”

The following night, however, controversy reared again, after a woman reportedly overdosed at the club during a performance by speed-metal group American Head Charge. There has been no word on whether this will affect the livelihood of the venue.

The club was notorious for violence over the past two years, including several incidents that required police help in 2004, and a shooting outside the club in December 2005. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers