INDIANAPOLIS — A legendary Broad Ripple nightclub is changing hands for the first time in 33 years.
The Vogue opened as a movie theater in 1938. The building was transitioned into a nightclub in 1977 and was purchased by Steve Ross in 1986. Ross owned the venue for the past 33 years.
The new owners, a group of tech entrepreneurs named Eric Tobias, Andrew Davis and Scott Kraege, say they plan to continue the club's current concert lineup and add additional events.
“I wanted to leave the Vogue with people who care for the venue and its legacy the way I did,” said Steve Ross, who has operated the venue for the past three decades. “Scott, Eric and Andrew are the perfect group to take the reins and bring their unique vision, tech and entrepreneurial backgrounds and passion for Indianapolis to the Vogue.”
The new owners say they already have plans for the Vogue, including ways to improve the experience for artists and patrons and hopefully bring in unique acts and events beyond music. They plan to keep current Vogue staff to manage the day-to-day operations at the venue.
“Coupled with all of our passion for music, we saw this as an incredible opportunity to take this historic venue and continue to raise the bar.” said Tobias, “We believe investments in our local historic venue and continue to raise the bar.” said Tobias, “We believe investments in our local community, Broad Ripple and the arts will continue the Vogue’s legacy on the city.”