The 1911 Tavern, a private Corpus Christi jazz club, opens this month

A former adult entertainment club is planned to become the new home for jazz and blues in Corpus Christi.

The 4,200-square-foot building at 1911 S. Staples St. Was known as Pleasures, an adult entertainment club, for 26 years. And the Del Mar neighborhood dealt with the crime that surrounded the club.

Business partners Adam Stern and Richard Nunez plan to open The 1911 Tavern, a private jazz and blues club, sometime in March at the location.

About the jazz club

The jazz tavern will bring a new positive energy to the area with live music and attract a professional crowd, Stern said. The venue will be themed as a 1920s speakeasy and have a strict dress code and security. Guests will be seated and there are no dance floors.

“It’s going to be a place that you can keep to yourself and feel private and comfortable,” he said.

Although the club will serve liquor, that doesn’t make it a bar. The 1911 is a private club. Guests 21 and over will have to sign up for one of the membership options to enter the venue. Memberships start at $5 a day. Members will be required to adhere to a code of ethics.

Business partners Adam Stern and Richard Nunez plan to open The 1911 Tavern, a private jazz and blues club, sometime in March at 1911 S. Staples St.  The structure was known as Pleasures, an adult entertainment club, for 26 years.

“It’s not open to the public. It’s only open to members,” Stern said. “Privacy is a really big thing at private clubs.

“‘Goodwill, good times and great music is our philosophy.”

The club will be open seven days a week from 3 pm to 2 am The venue has three stages and will host live music Thursday through Saturday. Sunday will be an open mic night for jazz and blues music and poetry.

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