Cadillac Ranch set to close doors on Saturday after troubled past

TEMPE, AZ - Tempe's infamous Cadillac Ranch nightclub is set to close its doors on Saturday.

According to a press release, new management has worked with Tempe Marketplace to develop a new concept for the space.

The concept is reportedly aimed at attracting a new audience who "appreciates sports, daytime fun and drinks."

The property is planned to be closed for a month before reopening.

The location drew scrutiny after the November 2012 death of ASU student Jack Culolias.

The Tempe nightclub was fined by The Arizona Department of Liquor Licensing and Control $6,000 for serving Culolias, who was just 19 at the time.

Culolias was last seen being escorted by a bouncer off the grounds of Cadillac Ranch at Tempe Marketplace during a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity-sponsored event.

Since Culolias' death, the state made Cadillac Ranch use scanning devices to check IDs as well as keep a record of all checked IDs.

Cadillac Ranch's last night of service is Saturday, November 2. The property will be closed for the month of November to undergo extensive construction.

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