Has The Buzz Become Club Deep?

Long-running nightspot The Buzz is transforming into Club Deep.

But then again, maybe it isn't.

Confused? So am I.

Some recent postings on Craigslist state that an east coast club promoter named Brian Speed has "taken over" the north Scottsdale danceteria (which was famous for its 18-and-over night). Help wanted ads and fliers touting the change have also been posted online, each of them giving out The Buzz's address of 10345 North Scottsdale Road.

At the same time, however, I heard advertisements for The Buzz on 101.5 Jamz over the weekend that didn't mention anything about the ownership change. The club's voicemail also doesn't provide any answers either and instead promotes a President's Day dance event from this past Sunday, as well as their normal Friday and Saturday weeklies. I also stopped by the club earlier today and there hasn't been any changes made to the signage (see photo above). I've sent MySpace messages to both Speed and The Buzz, but haven't gotten any replies as of yet.

Here's a sample of some of the Craigslist postings that describes what Speed has planned for the club, if the change has, indeed, happened:

Night Club Icon has just taken over a BRAND NEW MEGA NIGHTCLUB located in SCOTTSDALE. 3 ROOMS, 2000 PEOPLE, 1 AMAZING PARTY! We put together the hottest themes, contests, vacation giveaways, combined with the coolest concept in an "A" location. Our flyers and advertising methods are unique and cutting edge. The Night Club will feature a Phoenix Model Search, 2 for 1 bottles in VIP Room, VIP Card Giveaway, NYC, Miami & Vegas DJ's, Live performances, Celebrities, Play Boy [sic]Models, Massage Therapy, and more! We are also producing a Reality TV show about Night Life that will be filmed at Club Deep!

While it's possible that Speed and his staff are still in the process of changing everything over to the new setup, you'll have to excuse my exercising a little skepticism at a club owner's claims and rampant hyperbole.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.