City: Days before opening, Club Nomadic lacks occupancy permit

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Club Nomadic working with city to get proper permits, Tracy Clemons reports. (KTRK)

Club Nomadic, the highly anticipated pop-up venue built for Super Bowl 51, has yet to obtain an occupancy permit, city officials confirm to ABC13.

A representative from the Department of Public Works is currently en route to the venue to sort out the permitting issue before the club's Thursday opening.

According to the mayor's office, the club has purchased electrical permits, but has yet to obtain ventilation and plumbing permits, which must be obtained before the city will issue an occupancy permit.

"The various city agencies can't provide final sign off until they can review the built activation," a spokesperson for the club told ABC13 via email. "Similar to what you might have if you were building a house, we have received 'punch lists' from various departments. We are addressing the points on their lists and moving forward."

The city must also conduct an inspection to ensure compliance with city building codes before the occupancy permit can be issued.

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Because it is a temporary structure, Club Nomadic is not required to install sprinklers, but it must provide a fire watch whenever the building is occupied, the mayor's office says.

Billed as the ultimate entertainment experience, Club Nomadic is a temporary venue that "travels to marquee events and destinations across the U.S," according to its website.

Performers scheduled to take the stage this week include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Sam Hunt and The Chainsmokers.

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No other details have been released.

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