A total transformation took place at 69 Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, Jamaica, as cricketer Chris Gayle turned the space once occupied by Club Riddim into a new hotspot called Triple Century Sports Bar.
The location operated under the Asylum brand for several years and was renamed The Building in 2009 when it was taken over by businessman Corey Todd, and his business partner, popular dancehall artiste, Vybz Kartel. However, following the pair’s split in 2011 the venue was renamed to Club Riddim.
But Haynes says the venue is being transformed and will not remind patrons of a nightclub or the former names.
“We have transformed it totally, it’s a totally different place. That’s why we doing it as a sports bar and not a club,” he said, adding that it would be open to the public in another three weeks.
In addition, “Chris Gayle wanted somewhere that he could entertain his friends at his own place,” he said.
While it is not a nightclub, Haynes said Chris Gayle’s birthday party was be held there on Saturday (September 21) and it will also host selected events.
But Haynes says they are targeting sports enthusiasts and persons who want to have a good time.