A photo posted on the Gay Vintage Los Angeles for Men Facebook group confirms what we reported earlier today. Lance Bass, of NSYNC boyband fame, who is also part owner to Rocco’s WeHo, signed a lease and he has been handed the keys to the former Rage Nightclub space located at 8911 Santa Monica Boulevard.
The photo shows Lance and a business partner posing with landlords Monte Overstreet and his husband John Cole.
“West Hollywood is reborn!!!” Reads a caption posted by Andrew Scott, a friend of Overstreet’s. “Monte Overstreet and husband John Cole have successfully handed over the keys to the iconic Rage Nightclub to the new owners Lance Bass and company. Now with Gym Bar planned for next door and other future businesses forthcoming, these new venues will revolutionize the gay nightlife in the heart of West Hollywood. Monte and John have been ferociously diligent in securing the perfect businesses to secure the spaces left vacant from the covid pandemic and to escalate a revival of WeHo for future generations. Despite what naysayers have said, Monte and John are once again proving to be visionaries in the evolution of gay culture in West Hollywood.”
The buzz began yesterday when club promoter Paul Nicholls and others involved in the project blasted their social media accounts with posts about the “Biggest gay club in the USA” coming to the city of West Hollywood. The website links to wehomegaclub.com where people can sign up to get the latest updates.
It is not yet clear if WeHo Mega Club is the name of the venue or if the name of the website is simply a link to promote that a “WeHo Mega Club” is coming to West Hollywood.
There have been numerous rumors surrounding the empty Rage Nightclub space on 8911 Santa Monica Boulevard since the legendary gay dance club closed permanently back in September of last year after being open for 37 years. The photo of Lance Bass posing with Monte Overstreet puts some of these rumors to rest.