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SOMA's Temple Nightclub Launching Cafe, "Green Urban Lifestyle Complex"

The long-running nightclub is adding a coworking space, gallery, and more.

Temple Nightclub, pre-renovation.
Temple Nightclub, pre-renovation.
Temple Nightclub/Yelp

SOMA's Temple Nightclub has always been interested in more than just a good party, having launched a sustainable sushi restaurant, Ki Sushi, a few years back. But the environmentally-oriented club is changing up its whole strategy this fall, with Temple closing for a revamp and Ki shutting down for good last month in order to incorporate a new group of businesses, including a cafe, recording studio, and co-working space.

The resulting project now encompasses a co-working space, known as Eco-Systm, which can accommodate up to 100 workers in its 10,000 square feet. Members can join for the year or pay $25 for a one-day drop-in fee, allowing them access to high-speed Internet, whiteboards, projectors, and other perks. Later this fall, the space will gain a cafe component, Eco-Systm Cafe, which will be open to the public and serve healthy, organic food, some of it grown in a rooftop garden. In the evenings, it'll transform into a happy hour spot, complete with cocktails and bar bites.

Owner Paul Hemming is also using the revamp as an opportunity to refresh seven-year-old Temple Nightclub, which is currently closed for renovations. When it reopens, it will feature a new design, an updated sound system, and eco-friendly LED lighting powered by patrons' dance moves. The nightclub will have its own recording studio, Temple Music Group, on-site, as well as Mirus Gallery, a 2,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery that will also provide works for the nightclub and co-working spaces. Eco-Systm's co-working space is currently open, and the nightclub will hold soft opening events while gearing up for a late fall debut; the cafe and other spaces are expected to arrive over the winter.

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