A teeming mass of writhing bodies once danced to the pulsing music at Merrillville’s Rain Ultra Club, a downtown-style nightclub that hosted B96 and Power 92 DJs, big-name rap acts like Ty Dollar $ign and foam parties.Rain Ultra Club will now be razed four years after Merrillville shut it down following two shootings on the property, including one that wounded three after a concert by the popular hip hop act Migos. A developer plans to demolish the former nightclub at 1500 E. 83rd Ave. across from the Southlake Mall to make way for a hotel and outlets that are most commonly converted into fast-food restaurants.After the shootings in 2014, the Merrillville Town Council barred taverns and live entertainment from the 29,000-square-foot property, which was previously home to the nightclubs Club 83, Zero Gravity and The Metropolis, as well as Joey’s Discount Wallpaper earlier in its 25-year lifespan.“We were able to help the seller dispose of a property that they no longer had a use for,” Latitude Commercial Real Estate Senior Vice President Brett McDermott said. “The building has sat vacant for some time now, so it will be great to see another new development in the Merrillville area.”A few years… Read full this story
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