After $4.5 Million Makeover, Tampa’s Eden Nightclub Celebrates Grand Opening With BIA’s Friday Concert

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Tampa’s two-story paradise-themed Eden nightclub has three sections, including the Garden of Eden with massive amounts of flowers and vines, a mural by artist Matt Kress, and a giant tree topped with apples red.

The extravagant new nightclub in downtown Tampa Eden celebrates its grand opening on Friday, August 6 with a performance featuring “Whole Lotta Money” rapper BIA.

The swanky new spot sits in the former location of Franklin Manor, 912 N Franklin St., and all stench of controversy that Manor left was cleared with a $4.5 million renovation. Eden owners Asad Yusupov and Kevin Stowe of Phoenix Hospitality Group also opened the Asian fusion haiku restaurant just a block away in January.

The two-story paradise-themed club features three sections: Hades (animal skulls, spooky photographs with black leather VIP cabins and golden cages), The Ark (12,000 hand-carved wooden pieces with a DJ booth and VIP tables) and, of course, the Garden of Eden (massive amounts of flowers and vines, a mural by artist Matt Kress, and a giant tree topped with red apples).

“We built Eden to represent choice,” Yusupov said in a statement. “We built the whole concept around the choice, whether you want to be in the serene and majestic setting outside with the flowers, or inside with even more opportunities to explore.”

Throughout, scantily clad Eves of Eden work hard pouring drinks and dancing on poles. And though the Eves are scantily clad, guests must follow a strict dress code: no sports gear, flip-flops, singlets, or sunglasses. Leave your yoga pants on the couch.

A Haiku-run food truck is available until late at night to soak up specialty cocktails named after the seven sins like gluttony (Ketel One, hibiscus and simple syrups, and lime).

Tickets for the grand opening night are $50. The party starts at 8 p.m., with DJ Papadon playing with the “The Sisterhood of Hip Hop star.

For tickets or information, go to edentampa.com.

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