HONOLULU (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After a crackdown by fire inspectors left hundreds of would-be concert goers shut out of a Third Eye Blind concert last month, a new fire safety system has been approved at a Honolulu venue increasing its allowed capacity.
Honolulu Fire Department officials have inspected the Republik Nightclub's fire alarm and automatic sprinkler system and are now allowing the club to open their doors to up to 1,000 people. However, the club's owners have yet to complete their application with the city's Department of Planning & Permitting for their occupancy load type but that won't prevent them from hosting concerts, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
“Fire inspectors are not going to stand in the way because of that,” Fire Capt. Carlton Yamada told the Advertiser in regards to the outstanding permit.
Upcoming shows at the club include Theory of a Deadman, Future Islands, Yellowcard and Melvins Lite. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers