After a decade as one of the city’s must-see nightlife venues, Tryst Nightclub will close. Staff members were reportedly notified on September 3 that the venue will shutter following Halloween for a total remodel. Sources hint that this could take up to six months.
While abrupt, this news is not exactly shocking, as the property has already announced a string of changes this summer. First we learned that Paul Bartolotta would decamp from his namesake Italian-inspired seafood house on the Esplanade, and that Botero’s Mark LoRusso would take the reins. Then Joe Zanelli of Andiron Steak & Sea was announced as LoRusso’s replacement at Botero, and that that space will in fact shutter for a complete re-concepting in November. Managing partner Jesse Waits also departed Wynn in July for the impending Alon resort, set to open in 2018 on the former site of the New Frontier.
Tryst opened on New Year’s Eve 2005, replacing the short-lived La Bête nightclub in the same space. While details about Tryst’s own replacement are still scarce, Michael Weaver, Wynn’s senior vice president of marketing and communications, has confirmed the closure, and that a new concept is forthcoming.
One insider who has reportedly seen renderings of the new venue calls it simply, “gorgeous.”