Myth Nightclub reopening with new management

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After a year and a half off the market, Maplewood's Myth Nightclub has been leased by a new tenant and is expected to be revived this year. Myth closed suddenly back in August of 2009, and a subsequent investigation into the closing uncovered a big financial mess and found the owner and his investor gridlocked in an ongoing legal dispute.

Since the club closed, its founder Mike Ogren has continued to face financial and legal problems, having been charged with theft by fraud and swindle in connection to the club.

The building has since been leased to Mike Miranowski, and on Monday the Maplewood city council approved a new liquor license in Miranowski's name. Miranowski was previously employed at Myth and reportedly has 20 years of experience in the bar industry.

According to the Star Tribune, Karen Guilfoile, Maplewood's director of citizen services, says that "the building's new tenant plans to return the club to its original concept: big concerts and weekly dance nights," while in the Pioneer Press Guilfoile is quotes as saying, "From what I've heard, he'd like things to open as soon as possible."

If the club is hoping to keep the original name, they'd better jump on the domain name -- since the club was vacated, the site's address has been made available for sale.



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rtolonen
rtolonen

I am completely and utterly appalled at the treatment myself and my girlfriend received at MYTH this evening for the five finger death punch concert to the point of refusing to see another event at this venue.

Kick the people out who are causing fights.  Kick the people who are drinking too much.  Kick the people out who are rude and making lives miserable for other patrons.  Don’t kick people out who want to cool off before enjoying the title act.  I am absolutely dumbfounded by the logic here.

For this reason, I have decided to boycott MYTH

MYTH for me was two full price Ticketmaster tickets and an expensive dinner for jack #$%@ all.  Thanks for nothing MYTH.  I still can’t believe I missed the show after getting so excited for it.  :(

Vang Vt Vaj
Vang Vt Vaj

he dared to lie to my face & said he saw me do it! those liars!

Vang Vt Vaj
Vang Vt Vaj

went there this past weekend for the first time after the shutdown... i was accused of giving my wristband away to an 18 yr old.. when i asked him he said he had seen me do it! he said he was the owner.. i was kicked out of the club after a whole lot of arguing! i asked them to bring the person who was giving out the wristband out so we can set things right because i did not give my wristband away somehow they missed me or forgot to give me one.. (their people) after getting kicked out i found out that the friend i had walked in together with did not get a wristband also! i hope justice finds it's self! they falsely accused me after it was their own mistake! i think it was due to the fact that they served alcohol to an underage & needed a reason to cover it up! i was humiliated & falsely accused, when they should have kicked out the guys who did not give me & my friend a wristband!

Hbear
Hbear

its grand opening is on the 26th of march. but i am still unsure about the management about it. I use to be let into there at shows 18+ when i was 16 EASY. i just hope they are going crack down this time with their policies.

Bao
Bao

Yes, FINALLY!!!! I'm EXCITED that it's reopening again and I'm happy it's being put to use now. =D Party it up for the SUMMER TIME!!!!! Yay!!!!

janiejones
janiejones

I hope that the Myth is really going to clean up it's rednecked act. I have attened several shows there, with my three boys who were in their late teens-early 20s at the time we attended. All were "punk" shows, but punk is pretty mainstream these days. Waiting outside, I witnessed one endless harrassment issue after another; the targets of the harassment were kids who must've looked on the "extreme" side to the backwood shitass dirtbags who did the hassling. I saw belts made out of bicycle chain confiscated, one camera was broken as it was snatched from some kid's hands from behind, and ended up flying about six feet and crashed to the ground. My youngest son, at the age of 16 while being patted down, was ordered to empty his pockets. The only thing that materialized was his insulin pump. The knuckle-dragger grabbed the pump and my son was promptly accused of carrying a taser. I intervened, by telling the "guard" it was an insulin pump, and that he better lay off before he pulls it out of my son's body and/or ends up breaking a _$6,000 piece of medical equipment. Once inside complained to a white trashy, bloody eyed creep who claimed to be head of security. When I told him what had happened, he said I was lucky to be inside, and any more lip from me, he'd have me tossed. I'm an elementary school teacher, 52 years old, I live in Bemidji, have not had a drink since 1982, have never been in a physical fight in my life, never owned a gun or anything else that's sole purpose is to carry out violence, and I know how to communicate in a civil manner. My only response to this idiot was to put my hands up-to signal no problem here--and I said "sorry to be a bother." I walked inside with my boys, we took places off the stage and were there for less than a minute when I was grabbed by the back of the shirt, then by the shoulders, was spun around, and shoved toward a side door. Once pushed outside, I was surrounded by six thugs, all Myth personnel. I was threatened with a lifetime ban from the Myth, was told it would be just as easy to kick the crap out of me for my attitude as it would be to ban me. The bloody eyed fiend was literally facing me, chest to chest. All I came back with is, "go ahead, but when this turns into a huge lawsuit, good luck justifying your employee's ridiculous insuation that my son possessed a taser. Better train your workers to treat people without the hostility and stop making assumptions that every kid at the venue was some sort of anarchist, intent on destroying the club." I told him I had three kids inside, and I needed to go back inside. Rather than apoligize, he told me I was lucky once, I wouldn't be again. Should I have filed a police report? Probably. After the show I talked with a couple of local law enforcement officers who were in the parking lot and they gave me directions to the local station so I could file a report. My boys and I ended up just going back to our hotel. I sent several emails to The Myth's management about the issue, and left no fewer than four phone messages. Neither the emails or messages were returned. But before we left, my boys wanted to meet the band at the buses. While they were waiting at the barricades around the bus, I walked to my car to get my camera to get a few pictures of my boys with the band(s). Coming back across the Myth lot, I was approached by three massive bouncers and told I had to leave the parking lot. I said no, my boys are at the barricades, and they're expecting me to find them there. I was told I was a cocky, white bitch, and if it was up to them, I'd be floating in the culvert behind the club. I just walked away and they went on their merry way. I've gone to punk shows since the late 70s, and back then, you saw bands wherever you saw them...in clubs, people's houses, rented out warehouses, wherever they could play. While I saw some fairly rough slamming and moshing, I never saw any blood drawn with animosity or intent. And that's literally hundreds of shows. On the flip side, I have read of several extremely violent acts--beatings, stabbings, gang shit, all at The Myth during shows that, for lack of a better term, were more "urban" in nature. I have no desire to understand the bullyish tactics these thugs employed at shows featuring punk bands. These jerks are the Michael Vicks of the security world. I can only hope they're either physically incapacated through their violent way of living, six feet under, or safely tucked away in a smelly little cell, dreading the next sexual assualt they will be in store of. Good riddance to the old Myth. If the new owners/management decides to run a clean house, it could be a decent venue for all types of music. Whether or not that will be the case, I don't give a frog's fat ass because I'll never set foot in there again. Maybe the Myth will soon be transformed into an evangelical church. Those attending that circus won't have to worry about physical intimidation, they'll just be brainwashed and tithed into oblivion.

Mrambler2004
Mrambler2004

All those clowns are gone I hope you give The Myth another chance.

Granola Lee
Granola Lee

New owners should convert it back into Just For Feet, albeit one with full bar service.

Bianca
Bianca

Finally. It was such a shame to see such a great venue just sitting there, not being used.

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