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HOLLYWOOD The superclub has taken over.
Enormous dance clubs are becoming hotbeds of activity in New York, Los Angeles and London, but it's coming with a hefty pricetag. Investments are recoupable only due to London's new 24-hour entertainment license, New York's 4 a.m. last call and an established after-hours scene in both cities.
L.A., on the other hand, has seen its rave scene blossom on the city's outskirts because of its relatively provincial 2 a.m. mandatory closing law -- but there's always "Hollywood" to help out.
"This is the year that we are seeing investment in clubs in the millions of dollars," Dennis Leyva, entertainment industry liaison for the city of Miami Beach, says. "It is no longer the local mom & pop operator."