The King of Clubs: A conversation with Marc Barnes
When Marc Barnes opened Dream in 2001, it quickly became the District's most influential nightclub. Dream was his masterpiece -- until bankruptcy forced him to sell four-story hotspot (renamed Love) last year. Barnes, now 47, says that he is ready to take on a new challenge. | Read more in The Washington Post Magazine
Who is Marc Barnes?
What is your next project?
Will you get out of the nightclub business once you start Step Forth?
Barnes: on why he loves the nightclub business and what changed his perspective on life and work
[In early 2010, Love nightclub was shut down temporarily after a series of violent incidents, including a stabbing.] How did violence affect your business?
What makes a memorable celebrity party, such as Gilbert Arenas's birthday at Love in 2007?
What has to happen behind the scenes to make the night a success?
Barnes: on the next big celebrity party at The Park
What is the biggest lesson you have learned from being in the nightclub business for two decades?
CREDITS: Video by Ben de la Cruz. Photos of Love Nightclub by Kevin Clark