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Former Borders space lands tenant for Super Bowl

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The most visible vacant space in downtown Indianapolis will be occupied for Super Bowl festivities.

South Florida sports agent Howard Jaffe’s Barjaf Group is temporarily leasing the former Borders bookstore space at Meridian and Washington streets just south of Monument Circle.

Jaffe is leasing 19,600 square feet from building owner Barnes & Thornburg LLP and will open Super Lounge XLVI on Feb. 2. Borders went out of business and closed the store in early 2011.

By day, the venue will be open to corporate sponsors of Jaffe’s to entertain clients. On the Friday and Saturday evenings before the Super Bowl the venue will transform into a nightclub. Rapper Nelly is scheduled to perform Saturday night.

The general admission ticket price is $175 and VIP passes are $375. For ticket information, visit www.superlounge46.com.

“There’s no place as [centrally located] as this venue,” said Jaffe, who also co-owns CV Sports Marketing Inc. “It’s just going to be amazing.”

Super Lounge XLVI will be located two blocks north of Super Bowl Village and “The Huddle” venue in the former Nordstrom space.

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