Thank you for your interest in 401 Dauphin Street! This summer we have been opening the doors of 401 Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile, Alabama. Our open house events have allowed our community to see the building during “pre-renovation” and get a peek at our development plans. We welcomed hundreds of visitors during three separate open house events in June 2019. It’s been exciting to see the interest in this long-vacant and blighted building in downtown Mobile. We are pleased our community is sharing our vision for the building as a music and events venue.
WHY DO WE WANT TO DEVELOP 401 DAUPHIN INTO A MUSIC VENUE?
After a complete restoration as a National Park Service Certified Historic Preservation Project, our music and event venue will encourage new life to spring from Mobile’s downtown infrastructure. Our active tourism outreach will foster new jobs, revenues and taxes, while promoting Mobile as an epicenter of southern music. Our outreach will help foster local talent and draw regional acts to our area while boosting local real estate values and our local hospitality industry as it has in other cities.
WHAT WILL BE THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY?
Maximum occupancy for the venue will be 750. We seek to complement other venues in Mobile, not to compete with them, and there is no other “high end” music venue in Mobile competing in this niche. This occupancy is far less than the larger venues, such as the nearby Saenger, and other regular events that take place along Dauphin Street.
WHAT TYPE OF ACTS DO YOU PLAN TO BOOK?
We aim to book acts similar to those seen at House of Blues or Tipitina’s in New Orleans: nationally known touring acts passing through Mobile en route to their next show. We plan to draw these acts to Mobile by providing a historic venue with an intimate setting for attendees, designed with both the audience and the performers in mind to include lines of sight, acoustics and amenities.
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WE NEED YOUR LETTERS OF SUPPORT!
Your support is vital to our project! You can send an email or mail a letter directly to the planning commission to express your support of our project. You can find a sample letter of support.
All letters of support should be addressed to:
Mobile Planning Commission
City of Mobile
P.O. Box 1827
Mobile, AL 36633
Please include your name and physical address in your email or letter of support. These letters of support will be key for this project, and we ask that you submit those at your earliest convenience.