Club Royal, 18+ nightclub, opens Friday in Cathedral City

Club Royal, 18+ nightclub, opens Friday in Cathedral City

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - "They really don't have anything for youth out here," said Tyrone Huff, a club promoter and entrepreneur who grew up in Palm Desert and always felt there wasn't a lot for young people in the valley to do at night.

"It's really hot, people get irritated fast and kids need a place to get their frustrations out, so we're trying to put something here for the teens to have fun," Huff added.

That's why Huff and his team created Club Royal, a once-a-month alcohol-free nightclub event for the 18 and older crowd.

"We're doing this for the youth to come out and have a good time without worrying about gang members jumping on them," Huff said.
The premiere night is Friday, June 6 at 68030 Vista Chino (near Avenida La Paz) from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Huff promises tight security and says the focus will be on music, dancing and even games.

"There are going to be security guards who are trained professionally so if you want to be with all that tough stuff you're going to get the pretzel," Huff said.

He adds if you plan to go bring an appetite.

"We are cooking the best food in the world, if you hungry you don't even have to come to dance," Huff said.

Neighboring businesses tell us they don't mind having the club here, some think it could even help bring customers.

And as for the people who live near by, we didn't meet a single person against the idea of a nightclub in their backyard.  

"Oh, no alcohol? Then I don't have a problem with it," said Anita Beltran who lives in the apartments next door to the club.

"I think it's great, there's not enough in the desert for kids that are 18-21," said Kathy Eason who lives across the street.

"I think it'll bring a lot of tourists and people over here from different areas," said Magda Espinoza who lives two blocks away.

Entry to Club Royal is $10 at the door, but it'll help a good cause. Huff is donating 20% of proceeds to the valley charity, All-Desert Wellness Centers.  He hopes the club will soon have a permanent space to call home, and entertain valley youth every weekend.

"We're trying to get the people of the city to sponsor and help us get a club of our own so we can make this a real venue," Huff said.

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