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This world-renowned rock-[‘]n’-roll institution hosted an infamous Rolling Stones show in the [‘]70s, while the likes of U2 and Elvis Costello also graced its stage in their early years. Its famous neon sign blinked no more when the club closed for a few years. After trading hands a number of times, Dragon’s Den star Michael Wekerle scooped up the property for a cool $3.6 million, then (rumor has it) invested another $10 million, tearing the place back to its studs. He brought famed record producer Eddie Kramer (who collaborated on albums with the Beatles, David Bowie, and The Kinks, to name a few) to help rebuild the space.